Lot #373 - Austin-Healy started production of sports cars in 1953 with the introduction of the successful 100-4 model. In 1956, the 6-cylinder 100-6 model was produced, which was developed into the vastly improved and famous 3000. This model featured front disc brakes, greater torque and horsepower to 124, and was offered in 2 and 4 seat roadster body styles. Purchased last year as an excellent, straight, solid California car, this exceptional Big Healey 2+2 roadster has just completed an extensive and thorough restoration by premier marque specialists, Kurt Tanner Restorations. Finished in the beautiful and traditional original color scheme of Olde English White with red leather trim, this lovely Healey features a 4-speed overdrive gearbox, stainless wire wheels, adjustable steering wheel and heater. Details of the restoration include new show quality Sikkens two-stage paint, completely new interior, top, sidescreens, new chrome and rubber kit, new brakes, fuel system, re-plated hardware, detailed driveline and undercarriage, new wiring harness and electrics, new stainless wire wheels and tires. A beautifully-presented example of the Austin-Healey marque with a recent, fresh, top-quality restoration, this 3000 roadster represents exceptional value. It has completed test miles only since its restoration and is now ready for immediate enjoyment.