Austin Healey Alloy Bodied 3000 - Ex Derek Parks


Just 400 miles since restoration and a Concours Winning Car.

Ex Derek Parks (John Chatham's best friend) - famous car with the an amazingly documented history and having just completed a £180,000.00 restoration to the most fanatical standard.

A brief summary of the build and history of this car is below but please do call to discuss further or to arrange an appointment to view.

Freshly run-in and ready to use UK suplied (original purchase invoice and Heritage Certificate present) matching numbers (engine and chassis) with just 5 owners from new.

All components have been refinished and refurbished to period specification and where appropriate with modern improvements. Every wire, pipe and connector has been replaced. Chassis has been strengthened as per BMC specification and has been computer aligned and checked. All works carried out by Cape LTD during 2012-2014.

The chassis has also been dipped at SPL and then had a full body off bare metal restoration. This included all new inner body assembled and welded and all outer body hand formed from lightweight aluminium. This aluminium body was was to the correct period detail with the 'AC' type wings and bonnet cavitation power bulge (development from DH Motor Co) Rudd Speed/Healey engine fully refurbished with re-bore, new piston rings, top/bottom end bearings, main journals, high pressure oil pump, lightened flywheel, fully balanced......the list goes on.

Gearbox fully rebuilt with light weight propshaft and works specification overdrive. Differential fully rebuilt with LSD from Chatham Motorsport and anti-tramp bars along with very rare BMW 14 leaf springs. Fully adjustable shock absorbers and all new bushes. Collapsible steering column (Swiss made). Bespoke interior with Restol BMC recreation adjustable seats.

Works refurbished hardtop, works roll bar, 3 point harness, Halda Speed Pilot, 2x 12v outlets, chronometric rev counter, oil pressure light set at 20psi, upgraded heater, Derrington steering wheel.

Armourfend fitted and protecting vulnerable areas of paintwork.

A complete history of the car from new is present, along with all build specifications and photographic record of the rebuild.

Beyond exception and stunning throughout.

Finance Available Subject to Status.

International Delivery Available Upon Request.

Year 1961
Make Austin Healey
Model Alloy Bodied 3000 - Ex Derek Parks