Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lots of Fun in 60s: 1960 Austin Healey 3000 V8 Swap

This next car is a strange combination of seriously low price for an Austin Healey and moderately high price for something with a small block chevy swap.  But you don't stumble onto Austin Healey 3000s for anything less than $30k nowadays (burnt out hulks or kit car versions notwithstanding) and I'm going to give this a two thumbs up. Find this 1960 Austin Healey 3000 V8 Swap offered for $17000 in Kuna, ID via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:
1960 Austin Healy Chevy 
condition: fair 
cryptocurrency ok 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
fuel: gas 
paint color: red 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: convertible 
1960 Healy body with new chevy engine installed. New tires. 5 foot paint. 45342 Miles on it. I purchased this 2 years ago with thoughts of restoring it and driving it but the engine was trashed so I had an overhauled one installed for 8000. I drove it around a little and it scares me with all the power (I am 81 years old) and I am not going to work on it anymore so it is for sale. It is in really nice shape for a vintage car. I had lots of fun in the one I had back in the 60's. 

See a better way to drive a Healey?


  1. Very helpful article, Thank you for sharing. I love you
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    1. And we love YOU too, snookums!

  2. I wonder what kind of transmission is in it? The Healy 3000 engine and trans supposedly weighed 728 pounds so the Chevy engine and trans might be lighter so the brakes and suspension would be ok. I wonder how the differential handles double the horsepower. Looks like a fun car but would check the rust situation closely. GLWS

  3. 215 v-8 Buick-Rover would be only 320 lbs

  4. Wait, the 81 year old guy who no longer wants to work on this accepts cryptocurrency?


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