Historical research has uncovered some of the more recent restoration efforts on this roadster. It was put into a storage barn in Albany, New York in 1987 and purchased by a collector in 1999. At that point it was treated to restoration of several areas by the owner of the British Motor Corporation in Philadelphia. They were noted to be the largest restorer and service establishment of Healey’s in the United States at the time. The car received new floors, sils, wiring, mild mechanical rebuild of the engine and transmission, new exhaust, hydraulics, and interior. It was restored for a client that wanted a nice straight number 2+ car as a driver. The primary focus at the time was to produce a well sorted out car; strong straight lines, solid body and frame.
In late 2007, the car was purchased back by the same shop and then the exterior and door jambs received a bare metal strip and repainted using the correct shade of Colorado Red in January. The new finish (highest grade Urethane primers, European paint and Urethane clear coat) was wet sanded and polished to the high luster and the same show standards used on concours restorations. All mechanics were inspected and upgraded as needed with minor adjustments. It is believed to have been driven about 3,000 miles since the completion of the restoration. Kept in a climate controlled area, it has been maintained in excellent shape.
This "big Healey" sports its original 2,912-cc inline six-cylinder engine and four-speed manual transmission. A modern alternator and ignition system insures a better driving experience. The replaced interior is the original style Amble upholstery and remains in excellent condition after 15 years, as does the folding top and dash pad. Original chrome Dayton 72-spoke knock-off wire wheels have also been fitted. All new chrome and a beautiful interior round off this classic Austin Healey 3000 Mark III.