Austin-Healey 3000 Sebring by John Chatham
One of the very best Austin-Healeys on the market.
This must be the ultimate Austin-Healey. Build by John Chatham, also known as Mr. Big Healey, as a perfect recreation of his famous Sebring Austin-Healey. This car has all the fantastic improvements as used on the factory racers, and looks absolutely stunning. This nut-and-bolt restoration was finished in 2010, and is completely documented with pictures. The car had only one owner since, and is now on a belgian numberplate for normal use (so no limited use, and yearly technical inspection like a modern car).
The engine began life as a tri-carb 3000, but has been modified by Chatham with a 300 degree camshaft, balanced bottom end, lightly ported head and the original tri-carb set up with a 6-branch exhaust manifold. The chassis is strengthened and has a slightly upgraded suspension for a more planted ride. All aluminium wings with Sebring style vents and of course the famous bespoke Chatham quick release grille. Inside there are beautiful 100 S seats finished in red leather, and a period wooden steering wheel. The hardtop is a genuine works item, and cimes with the original removable side screens. The long-range fuel tank makes it an easy car for continental trips. Finish of this Austin-Healey is outstanding, with immaculate paintwork and attention for detail.
If you want one of the best healeys, for competition use or just to enjoy quick drives through the countryside, then this car should be on the shopping list. It drives as well as it looks. A real quality car with the bonus that it is build by Mr. Big Healey himself !