1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III


This fine example of a "Big Healey" underwent a total concours-class restoration.

Bethlehem Star Award 2009 Concours d'Elegance of the Eastern U.S., 2009
Best of Show 2009 Austin-Healey Sports & Touring Club Encounter

1967 Austin-Healey 3000
This Healey came in to K&T Vintage for a paint job. Looks to be in great shape.
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Uh oh. It's what is inside a car that counts. Removing the rocker panels reveals lots of oxidized metal, a.k.a. rust.
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The trunk has a few surprises also. The rust will all need to be removed and repaired, then the paint stripped and prepared for pressure washing.
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The rust on this fender has been cleaned, and holes ground out until there is nothing but solid metal. The voids will need to be filled and ground smooth.
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Here is the same fender after being restored by meticulous bodywork.
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The engine bay of this 3000 has been sanded, cleaned, primed and painted with fresh coats of "Healey blue," and the rebuilt and repainted engine reinstalled.
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A new floor has been installed in the boot, with newly fabricated braces replacing the rusted out originals. Then all is primed in preparation for paint.
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New metal is also installed in the floor, along with some other newly fabricated parts. The car is starting to look whole again.
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Seats front and back are stripped down to the frame and rebuilt with new supports, foam and leather.
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Just about there, as the fenders, doors and other panels are installed after a pristine paint job.