Big Healey For Eight Grand!

1967 Austin Healey 3000

I’d love to have a Big Healey. Current prices keep the nice ones out of reach, but there are still affordable projects out there… Right? It’s crazy to think that this pile of rust looks like a bargain at $8,000. It’s going to need a lot of sheetmetal replaced and the mechanicals will all need rebuilt. Let’s just hope the the frame is still good. The seller includes photos of the car sitting on a hauler so I’m guessing the owner got it home and decided it was more than they could handle. Now it’s someone elses’ turn. Find it here on craigslist out of Florida. Thanks Chuck F. for the tip!

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Comments

  1. Dolphin Member

    It’s impressive that the guy in the yellow shirt can hold that stuff up with just one hand, but I still don’t want any part of this deal.

  2. Al Member

    Nope no way. Looks like front end damage but no pictures of the front. Looks like all lines both electrical and hydraulic underneath with need replacement, body work, interior. Resto cost is going to be above what a restored one is worth.

  3. DON

    another flipper, hope the loose their azz.

  4. DENIS

    run!!! do not make eye contact!!!!

  5. Howard A Member

    Good heavens, here we go again. While this is a significant model, last year for the “big Healey”, and clean ones have gone to 6 figures, this one is pretty much done. There are so many of these (ok, maybe not ’67’s,) it doesn’t make much sense to rebuild this. Heck, even the kit 3000’s are pretty cool. I only hope the current owner didn’t lose their butt on this, but with an asking price of 8g’s, looks like they may have gotten a bad deal. I wish them luck, but no way.

  6. Ross W. Lovell

    Greetings All,

    Having been intimately involved with my own 3000 MKII years back………………there is one thing that concerns me.

    The car seems to have more sag than I’m used to with regards the scuttle and the picture of the underside seems to confirm that issue. Obviously it’s been in a few shunts.

    Lover of Healey’s but I think this one is destined for a parts car or IF the frame is structurally sound,………………..a racer or restomod.

  7. gunningbar

    “Hope the frame is ok…” Seriously… with everything that IS wrong whats a little frame problem?

  8. Chuck Foster Chuck F 55chevy

    As a Healey specialist my buddy Frank Wicker in Kendallville Indiana would have no problem putting this back they way it belongs, at one time just the sheet metal would be $7,000, probably higher now. Try to find one in better condition for the same price.
    But wait, I thought they were asking $7995, now it’s at $8995? Probably getting a lot of calls.

  9. Roadstir

    If you value your labor time at $1 per hour and you presume the value when restored is indeed $75,000 and in addition you are a masochist, this is still a parts car.

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