SOLD | Austin Healey 3000 MkI 5 LPB full body off Rawles Motorsport restoration - 1959 | £95000 | Right Hand Drive
Restored in 2016 by Rawles Motorsport Ltd with less than 500 dry summer miles covered since. Finished in Healey Blue on Ivory two-tone with Navy Blue interior, this rare numbers matching MKI BN7 is one of only 68 right hand drive two-seater cars to be produced in 1959.
The MKI two-seat cars were notably produced for race and rally homologation with this model winning the Liege-Rome-Liege Rally of 1959, the 1961 Coupes Des Alpes Rally (as driven by Stirling Moss) and entering Le Mans in 1960.
5 LBP has undergone a comprehensive ‘nut and bolt’ rotisserie style restoration with every component refurbished or replaced. The car was totally stripped, the bare chassis shotblasted and all panels acid dipped to remove rust and contaminants. The chassis was (once repaired) additionally strengthened to improve the ride, handling and the composure of the car.
Once chassis and bodywork was completed, over 250 hours were spent painting the car with multiple layers of high build and etch primers before 8 coats of base and clear were painted, flatted down to 2000 grade and machine compounded to a full gloss.
The engine was stripped down, chemically clean then fully rebuilt to our upgraded Rawles Motorsport ‘Fast Road’ specification with a 30% increase in power and torque made more accessible through a broader spectrum of the rev-range. This includes our specially developed fast flow manifold and sports side exhaust, both of which greatly increase performance without compromising comfort. The engine is fully balanced, has an uprated camshaft, unleaded conversion and much more.
Our leather artisans hand-made the complete interior of 5 LBP using high quality Navy Blue leather hide and Blue Wilton carpet to fully re-trim the car to the original design and pattern. In addition, thermal insulation has been added to the interior to reduce cockpit heat.
Excellent photographic documentation is available to view with the car and it is supplied with a heritage certifcate and MOT.
4 Speed with Overdrive
Chrome in good condition
New mofair hood
Tailor hadn crafted tonneau
Straight 6, 3 litre, (2912cc)
|Carburettors||Twin 1 3/4" SU|
Front Disc brakes
Servo assisted brakes
|Wheels||Painted wire wheels|
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Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these particulars, no responsibility is taken for error, omission or misstatement or imperfections not stated. Buyers should satisfy themselves pre purchase of the condition and provenance of the car and on their own judgment satisfy themselves as to whether the car accords to its description or not.