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Austin Healey 3000 Well Known & Highly Competitive



Austin Healey 3000 Full Race Car

The Austin Healey 100/6 & 3000 models were the 6 cylinder versions of the original Austin Healey 100, with the wheelbase being extended to accommodate the six cylinder engine. The 100/6 was introduced in 1956 but lacked the punch of the 100, due to its 2639cc 100bhp engine with poor carburation & additional weight. The 3000 model was announced in 1959 and was an immediate success around the world, particularly in America. Apart from an uprated 2912cc 124bhp engine, the main change was to add front disc brakes. Production ran until 1967. In period many were used as weekend race & rally cars, some became dedicated race & rally cars, to try to replicate the successes achieved by the famous works race & rally cars. They normally punched well above their weight & continue to do the same today, often embarrassing much more expensive machinery…

EPE is an original UK supplied right hand drive 1957 100/6, which was converted to 3000 race specification in the early 1980’s, when historic racing was still in its infancy. Acquired by well-known historic racer David Smithies in 1997. David continued the development to full FIA specification. David & EPE won the Austin Healey Championship outright in 2003, also in the same year they won the Thoroughbred Sports Car Championship outright. The car also won its class in the Austin Healey Championship in 4 other years. They have numerous outright wins in national and international races. The most highlighted being back to back wins at Dijon with Healey Driver International. EPE is very well known in historic racing circles to this day & is still a very competitive package, achieving several podiums & one outright win in the very competitive Equipe Classic Racing series with her current owner.   

The engine is a recently built David Smithies full race specification unit with 6 hours running time. It has just been stripped & checked over by David, on our own rolling road it produced 290bhp at the flywheel. Fitted with a special Smithies steel crank & steel rods, high compression forged pistons, race camshaft, alloy sump & alloy full race cylinder head.

Carburation is from triple Weber 45 DCOE’s. The exhaust is a David Smithies full race system.

The gearbox is the later & stronger centre change model with straight cut, close ratio Sebring ratio gears & a competition overdrive. A correct Plate type LSD is fitted along with strengthened race spec. half shafts. Both the gearbox, overdrive & differential were rebuilt by WCE with 11 hours running time.

The bodywork is mainly aluminium, with steel rear wings & boot lid to improve overall balance. It is all in very good cosmetic condition.

The specification also includes:

·         Built to full FIA specification.

·         In-date carbon Tillett race seat, harness & plumbed in extinguisher system.

·         Disc brakes on all four corners.

·         Dual circuit balance bar brake system.

·         High ratio steering box with safety column.

·         New black wheels fitted in 2020 with little use since. Fitted with used Dunlop Racing tyres.

·         In-date foam filled 120 ltr ATL fuel cell.

·         Twin Facet fuel pumps.

·         Lightweight works style hard top with side screens.

·         A pre-engaged high torque starter motor & Dynator alternator/dynamo.

·         FIA HTP valid until 31st December 2029.

Elligible for some of the very best events & race series both in UK & Europe. including Masters Gentlemen Drivers, Equipe Classic Racing & GT & Sports Car Cup.

Since current ownership, EPE has been prepared by Woolmer Classic Engineering, with no expense spared.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a well-known, highly developed & competitive race car, which is on the button & available at significantly less than the cost to build it today. 

EPE has an FIA HTP valid until 31st December 2029.

More detailed photos are available for serious enquiries.

We also offer event support packages to prepare, transport & run this car for you at any of the events mentioned above.

Call Paul to discuss the car in more detail or to arrange a viewing.




Item Location: Bedford
Seller: Woolmer Classic
Joined December 2021
  Paul Woolmer
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Company: Woolmer Classic Engineering Ltd
Country: United Kingdom
City: Beds
Phone: 01234 376119
07787 413804
Condition Rebuilt
Trade or Private: Trade
Price: £89,950
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Added: 19/12/2023
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