1988 Austin Healey Replica
1988 Austin Healey 3000 replica (Sebring 5000)
This car was purchased brand new from Classic Roadsters in 1987. These Sebrings could be bought in any stage of completion and this car was bought bare to be built completely by the owner himself. The car was completed to the highest of standards back in 2015 and has traveled very little in its lifetime. It has a full frame similar to those of C4 Corvettes. It utilizes Mustang II front and rear suspension, front and rear anti-sway bars, plus a rear traction bar to keep it planted to the pavement. Getting it stopped are Power disc brakes up front and power drums at the rear. Rack and pinion steering give this light car great road feedback and truly makes it feel like a sports car.
Driving the wheels is a blue printed 300 horsepower 327 cubic inch small-block Chevy topped with a fine-tuned 4-barrel quadrajet carburetor. This little small block sings a great song through the cast Ram Horn manifolds and custom stainless-steel exhaust. Backing the engine is a TH400 transmission that uses a B&M Quick Silver shifter to change the gears. Finally, to round out the running gear is a stout Ford 8” rear end and 3.00 gears to give you enough streetlight fun while still being able to cruise at highway speeds. To get the power to the ground it has Remington XT-120 radial tires on all four corners
Exterior is fiberglass and color was done in gel coat like what boats use. Many, many hours were spent to get the fit and finish of the body panels as spot on as they can be. All the chrome and stainless around the car are bright and without imperfection. Even the mirrors have several hours of careful placement thought out and perfected.
The interior is where you really enjoy the car and the owner did not skip on any details while finishing the car. The floor is heavily insulated and carpeted and the vinyl covered seats give you a great seating position to see the beautiful full VDO gauge cluster as well as custom built seat belts to help keep you in your seat. The vinyl door panels look great and match the seats perfectly and are a great accent to the stunning Oak dash. More options include roll up windows, a heater defroster for those brisk mornings, windshield wipers and a vinyl top for all weather cruising. Remember, you do not get these amenities on a Cobra.
This car is all brand new or newly rebuilt, and in all respects, is a brand-new car.