We just completed an interesting project with this 1962 Austin Healey 3000. The new owner had been looking for a two seat tri-carb car, of which they only made about 355 (most were 2+2). We found this car for him in Minnesota, had it inspected by a local big Healey expert and given the high marks, shipped it our shop in CT. Here we customized the car to the new owners specs.
One of the biggest challenges was removing the head and putting in hardened valve seats. I encouraged the client to leave it as is, simply because we didn’t want to remove the head of such a museum piece unless we absolutely had to. But he insisted, so we very carefully unbolted the entire top end and had the head machined.
He also wanted zip-off seat covers, a trunk mat, bags for the top and tonneau and a hardtop rack with cover, all of which we put together here. New wheels and radial tires as well as a smaller diameter wood steering wheel also went on, as did a spin on oil filter and pertronix ignition per his request. And we checked over and sorted anything else that needed it.
We have a somewhat similar two-seat 1959 100/6 for sale, in Colorado red, in similar condition! Click the picture of that car (left) if you would like more information!