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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK III replica

V8-powered roadster combining vintage aesthetics with modern engineering

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Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III roadster replica constructed in 2016 from components made by Cavaliere Roadster Development in Palo Alto, California.

“This 3000 Mk III replica is described as a practical classic, delivering the design of a British roadster combined with Italian-guided craftsmanship and an American V8-powered drivetrain,” the auction site states.

Austin Healey, AutoHunter Spotlight: 1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK III replica, ClassicCars.com Journal

The fiberglass body, finished in a coat of Healey Blue paint and contrasting black cloth top, rides on a custom frame with a 92-inch wheelbase using rectangular steel.

“Additional aesthetics include vented front fenders, fog lights, dual exhaust outlets, and a nameplate identifying the car as a Cavaliere model.”

The interior features two black vinyl bucket seats with matching door panels, lap belts and carpet. A mahogany dash houses a wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel, passenger-side grab handle and Dolphin white-faced gauges.

Power comes from a small-block Chevrolet 350cid V8 paired to a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and a 10-bolt General Motors rear end. The engine is equipped with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and outfitted with an aluminum radiator with an electric fan, finned valve covers, upgraded electrical system and a dual free-flow exhaust system.

The odometer shows 495 miles.

This roadster’s auction ends July 27th at 11:40 a.m. PDT.

Visit this vehicle’s AutoHunter listing for more information and gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.

2 COMMENTS

  1. “Vintage aesthetics”? Sorry to be politically incorrect here, but these replicas of the original, gorgeous, Gerry Coker- designed Big Healeys look like the prom queen at her 40th reunion – lots of extra inches being pulled and tucked in all the wrong directions.

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