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Custom Works Tribute! 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK3 BJ8 for sale

This is, without exception, the nicest car we have ever owned.

This works rally tribute car is the product of an obsessive $200K restoration, complete with an impressive list of improvements and modifications. There are dozens of system upgrades, such as a custom leather interior fit with Healey 100S vented seats, upgraded Bilstein shock absorbers, an impressive custom heating and air conditioning system, a fire quench system and even a lighted WW2 bomber compass beautifully integrated into the hardtop (which has an exceptional headliner finished in ultrasuede).

Works Rally car at 1962 Coupe des Alpes event

The engine was built to exacting standards for a significant power increase. It was fit with roller rockers, a slightly hotter cam and stunning set of triple side draft Webers. Each throat is fit with a velocity stack and filter. These beautiful carbs are accessed by a color-matched custom panel, just like the factory rally cars. The engine is dressed with a rare Ruddspeed valve cover, and the exhaust is a sculptural array of stainless headers and custom pipes.
There are even two matching boot lids, one stock and one with a twin spare tire duck tail (custom built to match the original works rally car boot lid). Both fit the car, and the new owner can easily swap these depending on taste or event. The stock boot lid is currently on the car… many of the pictures in the gallery feature the rally lid in place.

It’s all done to the highest standard. This is a unique opporunity to own a fantastic Healey works rally tribute car, that has been upgraded so that you can use it everyday. I have put a few hundred miles on this car, and it’s a knock out, and tons of fun to drive and show! Check out the awesome sounds that come from this custom exhaust system in the video below!


Check out the smart LED brake lights fit to the original reflector pods on the rear wings. The builder even fit an LED brake light on the back side of the license plate light.

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64K mile 1971 Volvo 1800E for sale, overdrive!

I love this car, and I am excited to own it again! I sold it last summer to Steve in Arizona so when he offered it to me recently, I jumped at the chance to own it a second time. He has made a number of significant improvements, so the car is dramatically improved!

New dash!


This Volvo 1800E #184363034961 has just 64,510 miles (500 more than when I saw it last in 2017) and it drives wonderfully, with a four speed transmission, aftermarket sunroof and factory electric overdrive. Steve had the sunroof replaced with a newer flush mount model that looks much better than the previous version. And all new weather seals are a great benefit of this upgrade. I drove the car today and with an overcast sky, the cockpit is nicely illuminated with the tinted glass roof. With the small windows fit by the factory, the sunroof is a welcome feature, and makes the passenger compartment seem more expansive.

It has the original engine and fuel injection, and starts and runs beautifully. It was driven sporadically by the prior owner who had the car since about 2000, when receipts place mileage at about 60,000. Thus, the car has traveled just 4000 miles in the last 17 years. All service records are included since that time and the car was maintained with no expense spared to keep the car in excellent mechanical shape. Note the recent new front brake calipers and brake lines.

Steve has also put on new tires and completely redone the interior, with new leather seats, carpets and dash cover. New leather door panels too, with the original Volvo insignia sewn in to upgrade those new panels. He’s also put in a new USB compatible stereo. New battery too. He also replaced the seat belts, which were getting faded. The car is now at it’s best and ready for a new home. What a delight to get sit in the car now with new foam in the seats and plush carpet all-around. The new interior transformed a nice car into a great one.

The car was repainted dark green over the original code 104 turquoise. The paint is very good and shines beautifully. Chrome and trim is also in very nice condition. The engine bay is very clean and the underside is nice and solid. Overdrive works nicely. This car is a lot of fun to drive.

This car presents beautifully!

I can’t think of many classic cars this unique, this head-turning, (with overdrive and fuel injection) for this price!

Call or email if you would like to make this cool car your own!

Classic Mini! 1961 Classic Austin Mini Estate Countryman (Woody) For Sale

Further price reduction! Now $13,495!

This is a really fun car for not a lot of dough. Check out the new pictures and video so you can see for yourself. I can’t think of any other iconic classic car you can get for this kind of money… woodies usually mean bigger bucks, and early Minis also command a premium. This car has a lot to like, especially for this price!

A ’64 Mini Cooper was the car I owned just before I bought my first Bugeye way back in the 70s, so I have a particular affection for early cars like like the Mini you see here. This one is a head-turner, and a joy to drive.

In September of last year, we performed a major service to this car and made it into a wonderful driver. We replaced shocks, ball joints, wheel cylinders, drums and shoes and a host of smaller issues, all with the eye to make the car easy to use and ready to go for the former owner, who used the car sporadically and recently decided to simply sell it to us.

The car, AAW7L68346, is fit with a 998 cc engine with a four synchro gearbox. 9571 miles are indicated so perhaps this is when the engine and transmission were installed, although I can’t verify this or what the actual mileage might be. The engine and gearbox are presumed to be from a later classic Mini. The car runs great and shifts smoothly.

Drum brakes are fit all around and they work wonderfully, the car stops straight and true. Nice 165/70×10 Yokahama tires are fit to ten inch minilights for a great performance ride. The underside is good and the rear subframe solid (see photo album). Ready to go!


You can now jump in this car and drive anywhere. It starts up easily courtesy of a premium Interstate battery.

If you like these woody wagons, this one will provide exceptional fun! Call if you would like to take this one home!

This one is registered as a 1961 Mini and it has early door hinges, latches and windows, but a more modern interior and dashboard, complete with comfortable headrest equipped seats and a nice wooden dashboard. Looking for the ultimate beach cruiser? Rack up your surfboard on top!

PS: What is the difference between a Traveller and a Countryman?

Answer: Very simply a Morris Mini estate is a Traveller and an Austin Mini estate is a Countryman. Some people wrongly think that one model had the wood and the other didn’t, but both the Morris Mini Traveller and the Austin Mini Countryman were available both as a Woody and as an all steel version.

PPS: Ever driven a RHD English car? It’s a hoot! My wife regularly drives our RHD Morris Traveler, no problem! If you are unfamiliar you’ll find it takes about 5 minutes to get used to it, and the rest is pure fun. RHD amplifies the attention one gets with a classic car. Totally legal and easy to register anywhere in USA (or elsewhere, we’ll help).


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Concours 1957 MGA coupe for sale! One of the nicest Coupes you’ll ever find.

This is one of those rare opportunities to buy the best of the best.

This car was completely restored from 2004-20110 and done to an extremely high standard. Throughout the car, the workmanship is impressive. I have seen many MGA coupes in driver condition but never one this nice. If you like extremely well-restored cars, this one deserves serious consideration.

There is something so odd and unlikely about an MGA coupe, it looks like it is “supposed” to be a roadster. And yet there is also something completely stunning and wonderful about the shape of these coupes. They are completely unique and like no other sportscar. I have fallen in love with the shape of this particular rolling sculpture and most people who have seen it agree that it is both elegant and stunning. Roll-up windows are a bonus.

The car was shown at the Hemmings Motor News Concours in Saratoga and it’s ready for all future concours events. It drives wonderfully on recent radial tires, everything works, and it is better than new. Trailer or drive. It’s a pleasure.

The car is completely stock and needs nothing. She’s built with the original 1500 engine which was completely rebuilt in 2004, along with the transmission which was also rebuilt and treated to new parts as needed (see detailed receipts in photo album below). Original drum brakes are fit and working beautifully. In fact, everything on this car was completely rebuilt. You’ll also notice in the photos that the original wood floors were replaced during the restoration.

This month, I put in brand new and upgraded original type twin six volt batteries (they are wired together to give 12 volts, per the original). These are upgraded batteries with more plates and they are better than most replacement batteries. They should last a good long time.

I bought this about three years ago and have put only 300 fair- weather miles on the car. Indicated mileage is 64,396. It’s time to send it to a new home where it can be driven, enjoyed, shown, and celebrated.

Check out the vintage tool kit and photo documentation of the restoration, stored in the boot, as well as the most elegant door hardware, unique to MGA coupes. Glass is new, rear windows are all put in nicely with no issues (that’s a difficult part of the car to restore properly, and it is done beautifully here).

The car is available for $41,995, in line with the Hagerty value for a #1 condition coupe of this vintage. This is a rare opportunity-you can find MGA coupes for less, but it’s not likely you’ll find one this nice. If you are the kind of collector looking for a stunning example, feel free to call or email!

300 HP 1970 Morgan +8 for sale-new video drive!

This superbly modified Morgan +8 was really popular last week, so it’s back this week with a new driving video any British car lover will enjoy. In fact, the car now has its own website with specs and lots of additional information, which you can see by clicking here, or check out the link below to watch the video of this sophisticated screamer in action!

Porsche 911 SC Targa for sale-1978 with just 65k miles!


So many British car owners we meet confess they also love air-cooled 911s. I was lucky to have a dad who loved these cars, so I love them too and I’m always on the lookout for good ones. I bought this car as part of a larger collection, and I have been holding this 1978 911SC for about four years in my own small collection but I am not using it and it’s time to send it to a new home.

We just had a PPI done which confirmed that the leak down and compression numbers were all excellent. We put in a pop off valve and replaced the hydraulic engine lid damper and now the car is ready for a new chapter.

This car is unspoiled and feels like a time capsule. Everything is as it was when it left the factory, except the steering wheel, which is a very nice and high-quality “Dino” brand replacement. Coco mats help evoke the spirit of the era, as does the distinctive and simple mechanical targa top. By the way, have you seen the current 911 targa tops in operation? The entire rear window lifts up automatically and a motorized assemblage of levers and arms moves the top into the back of the car. It’s an engineering marvel, and I shudder to think of the repair costs down the road.

This is not that.

This is a top removed by flipping two levers. The top assembly easily collapses to fit in the trunk. Simple. From another era.

In fact, the window mechanism is also simple, this is a wind-up window car without factory A/C. It also has a mechanical radio antennae (listed on COA). In the engine bay you can see the air pump bracket, which we removed when we last serviced the car, because it was in the way and no longer connected anyway. I have saved all the pieces in a box to travel with the car.

Included are the two factory sales brochures from 1978, which verify the accuracy of this example (see photo album below). When you get into this car, the factory shag carpet and colors stand out because this seems nothing like modern automotive color palettes. When did you last see a dark brown car? For me, that’s what makes this car particularly special.

Turn the key and iconic round warning lights come to life. (These are the same lights I would see in the ’69 911S my dad once owned- this car gets you that look and feel without breaking the bank). I have a 1997 993 as well, and that car’s square warning lights (and there are a lot of them) just don’t as beautifully convey the soul of a 911. This dashboard is much more reminiscent of the older cars, which is one reason I love this vintage so much–more affordable, but still with the heritage and feel of the early 911s.

This car certainly seems to have spent much of it’s life garaged, the dashboard and gauges are great, they are not sun-faded or worn and there are no cracks in the dashboard. Thus the car looks much it would have in 1978. The interior is excellent.

The car comes with a notebook full of receipts and information from the prior owner, including the Porsche COA as shown. It was repainted once and shines beautifully. Everything works (except the horn) and it’s a blast to drive. The transmission is excellent, with no complaints from the synchros and the gearbox is a joy, with easy downshifting.

We have done a bit of maintenance on this car during my four years of ownership. We added a new premium Deka battery two years ago. We changed one rear wheel bearing and rebuilt both front calipers. We adjusted the valves, put in new gaskets, changed the injectors, air filter, plugs, wires, cap and rotor, as well as the oil, which has few miles on it since. New tires were just installed and the Targa top was also completely restored by a Targa specialist. Headliner, vinyl and all rubber are now new (not pictured). The Targa top shown in the photos is before the restoration.

This car has the original engine, as verified by the pictured Porsche COA (see photos below). The timing chain tensioners were upgraded by the former owner about ten years ago. Receipts are included.

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