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Sold1961 Austin Healey 3000

This “way-beyond-scary-fast” 1961 Austin Healey 3000 appears somewhat modified on the outside, but under the bonnet lies a Chevy Corvette LT1 5.7-liter (pushrod 16-valve) V8, powering a Borg-Warner T56 6-speed transmission through a Dana limited-slip differential. The suspension is all Corvette, including the narrowed, transverse leaf-spring independent rear suspension (IRS). The custom wheels are Corvette-sized 17″ diameter. Loaded and reading to roll, it has a curb weight of roughly 2,200 lbs. Additional features include a roll hoop, roll-up side windows, and a stereo sound system.

How fast is it?

Here’s what the current owner – who commissioned its build – has to say: “This is not for the faint-hearted. It turns in the high 12’s in the quarter mile, and I’m not sure what the top end is. At 170 mph, I chickened out and backed off – but there was a lot more there!”

Located in Edgewater, Florida, (about 60 miles North of Orlando). Transport is available for nationwide delivery, at additional cost. However, the owner says it’s ready for any cross-country drive!


Asking $25k, a fraction of what it cost to build!

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BOTTOM LINE: This is a case where it pays to do your homework. Be careful what you buy, you may not be able to drive it in California.

Vehicle Details:
  • Engine: Corvette LT1
  • Transmission: Borg-Warner T56 6 speed
  • Exterior Color: Green

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