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Austin-Healey 3000 racecar and GTD GT40 replica up for auction

28th May 2013 Print
Austin Healey 3000 MkIII

An FIA-spec 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII historic racing car and a superb GTD GT40 replica have driven to the front of the grid for Barons’ sale at Sandown Park on June 9th.
With little use in the past 10 years, after a successful career in club racing, and just four hours of circuit use since a full engine rebuild, the Austin-Healey is raring to get back into competition. With an estimate of £47,500-£52,500, it represents an ideal opportunity for a driver looking for a race-proven but barely run-in car for use in series such as the Masters Pre-66 GT Gentlemen Drivers.
The 1989 GTD GT40 replica is a real head-turner and could be eligible for an FIA HTP passport. It should also be eligible for various regional championships and could prove a very stylish way to get into historic motorsport. Styled on the famous 1969 Jacky Ickx/Jackie Oliver Le Mans winner, it is presented in the distinctive light blue and orange Gulf livery. Powered by a Ford 347 engine, with and boasting a Tony Law fully-balanced crossover exhaust system, this is a magnificent machine for track days and road runs. Estimate: £75,000-£85,000.
Another great track day car is the Piper GTR Le Mans. This hand-built replica is based on body moulds taken from an original 1969 Piper that was built to compete at the Sarthe circuit.  And it offers more than track day opportunities; the car comes complete with a full set of moulds to enable a new owner to take the car into limited production. Estimate: £25,000-£35,000.
There’s a definite sporty theme to Barons’ June sale. Other entries include a unique 1999 Mini ‘Sooper’ Sportspack T Bar Cabriolet.  This very special little car was converted in 2000 by Dave Champion of Auto Design (Kent), and was maintained by John Cooper Garages until their closure in 2006. It has been little used in recent years, and carries an estimate of £7,599-£9,000.
The two Jensen Interceptors on offer are fine examples of a classic British sportscar. The black, 1976 Interceptor III Mk4 was the subject of considerable expenditure to bring it to its present, excellent condition with a restoration in 2012. It comes complete with 55 invoices covering a period of 36 years. Estimate: £21,000-£24,000.  And the LHD, 1974 Interceptor III J Series is an extremely sound and original example that is now ripe for restoration. Estimate: £12,000-£15,000.
Finally, the stunning 1966 Jaguar E-type S1 roadster is a super example of the much-loved model. The vendor bought the car in 1997, fresh from a nut-and-bolt restoration, with just 500 miles on the clock. During the restoration a brand new monocoque was installed to convert the vehicle from a FHC to a roadster, and the vendor subsequently added a period hardtop. Over the past 16 years the vendor has continually upgraded the car, including having the driver’s seat back modified to allow extra space for a tall driver. Estimate: £55,000-£60,000.
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Austin Healey 3000 MkIII GTD GT40 Replica