Austin-Healey 3000

The Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports car built from 1959 until 1967. It is the best known of the “big Healey” models. The car’s bodywork was made by Jensen Motors and the vehicles were assembled at BMC’s MG Works in Abingdon, alongside the corporation’s MG models.

During its production life, the car changed from an open sports car, albeit with a child-transporting 2+2 option, to a sports convertible. In 1963, 91.5 per cent of all Austin-Healey 3000 cars were exported; mostly to North America. The 3-litre 3000 was a highly successful car, which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday and is still raced in classic car competitions by enthusiasts today.

British Motor Corporation ended manufacture in 1967, filling its place with a car with a new, though similar, engine in a newer monocoque chassis; the MGB variant named the MGC.

What we did

After a collision with a lamppost the passenger door had certainly seen better days, after discussing options with the client they decided to opt for the replacement of the full door skin. This required us to replace the door frame as well as it had seen a lot of corrosion. Our fabrication staff, replicated the frame seamlessly and with a fully reskinned door we were able to deliver a seamless finish to the bodywork.


As always, this classic car was treated to complimentary detail to ensure it was looking its best for collection. She is now back to touring car shows around the west coast with her owner.

Client Testimony

“They were great, they fixed my car and now it looks fantastic”. Thank you Blackline Team!