An Austin-Healey 3000 has been uncovered in a garage in London after being parked for 38 years 1975. The ice blue sports car was owned by a British Leyland employee who used the car to drive to work until 1975 when it was parked in his garage, never to be moved until now. The car is in exceptionally good condition with very little corrosion underneath. The body work is also relatively corrosion free and very straight. Inside we found a British Leyland security pass and the last tax disc dated May 1975. A true time warp.
Jim Prentice expertly pilots the Austin-Healey Le Mans Sprite around Spa Francorchamps in the wet. This car competed at the 1966 Le Mans 24 hour race in the hands of John Rhodes and Clive Baker.
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Steady progress has been made to our Austin-Healey 3000 project. Welding of the chassis has now been completed. We’ve seam welded it to help add a bit of rigidity and although this will be a road car it will give us the option of building the car for a sporting future if we desire. Peter Warren is now working on fitting and repairing the body work.