AutoHunter Spotlight: 1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK III replica

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK III replica on AutoHunter

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.

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.