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1959 Healey 3000 FIA Road Race Car



This Healey 3000 was sent new to California. During the late 1980's it was sold to a new owner in Holland, withthe sole intention of racing in Historic events.

The car was subjected to a full bare shell total restoration and prepared to European FIA status. Starting racing in around 1990 the car competed in numerous well known GT race series and other longer endurance events such as Spa 6 Hours. In 2010 the owner retired from historic racing and the Healey was put on display in the Dutch Healey Museum in Vreeland. By this time the car had become very well known in European racing circles in its distinctive colour scheme.

During 2015 the car was acquired by a UK based husband and wife racing operation. For the 2016 season an in depth race preparation and engine strip down and refresh was carried out by renowned specialists Dennis Welch Motorsport, dyno fig- ures gave the desired power to be competitive in most European historic events... but flexible for road events and road use.

A new ATL 100 Litre fuel tank was installed. A Zero 3000 gas fire system was also fitted. The 6 point (Hans) harness & Recaro seat were all new in 2016. Finally new 10 year FIA papers were provided. The Healey was prepared regardless of cost!

The car has been carefully used in 10 race events only since arriving in the UK at which time it has performed faultlessly. The engine has had a recent full overhaul and camshaft change by a renowned Healey specialist and is now tested and ready for the 2020/21 season. A suspension update, overhaul and set up has also been carried out. Chassis and body condition and paintwork is in excellent with zero corrosion.

A change in the present owners racing plans for 2021 leaves the car now for sale.

Technical Specification:

  • Chassis shell and systems completely restored

  • Chassis prepared as an FIA race car with legal bolt in removable 6 point roll cage. Alloy panels as per FIA and a works hardtop

  • New 2016 ATL FIA 100 Litre fuel cell in a alloy safety box with dual fuel pumps

  • Collapsable steering column

  • Cockpit adjustable brake bias

  • Fully instrumented and wired for road use with lighting. Stack rev counter etc

  • Digital endurance timer

  • 2016 all date expired components renewed. Recaro Seat , Harness, fire system

  • Passengers seat and harness included

  • Competition modifications carried out to the suspension with re-valved dampers. Various anti roll bars

  • Brakes are disc all round, with appropriate competition brake pads

  • Rear axel has a Quaife torque biasing LSD ...CWP all in excellent order

  • Wheel hubs are special race quality

  • Wheels are steel wire RW 5.5 x 15 ins in excellent condition with Dunlop CR65 tyres, plus spares

  • One race only set of mag alloy Wellite splined centre lock 6 x 15 wheels with CR65 Dunlop racing tyres

  • Gearbox is the straight cut close ratio competition box with overdrive and reverse lock. All functioning correctly

  • The engine is a full race Dennis Welch unit

  • All steel internals, crankshaft & rods and forged pistons, race alloy cylinder head, 3 x 45 DCOE Webber carbs on FIA manifold. New Ryan Edwards dual silencer 316 stainless exhaust system and 110 db and side exit

  • Recent engine strip power increase and overhaul

  • Recently overhauled overdrive and not raced since

  • Cooling system and ducting is all new including a replacement new legal brass / copper radiator

  • Transponder, permanently wired

  • Fully prepared and serviced for the 2020 season

  • Road registered with a period registration

  • Eligible for Equipe GTS - HSCC Guards Trophy - RAC TT Silverstone Classic - GTSCC. Spa Six hours



Seller: HistoricRacingRepertoire
  Tony Bianchi
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Company Historic Racing Repertoire
Country: United Kingdom
City: Oxfordshire
Phone: 07836 318053
07836 318053
Currency: GBP
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £83,000
Added: 09/08/2020
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