Want to Sell Your Austin Healey?
Everything You Should Know!
Raise your hand if you love Austin Healey! There are basically two models, the 100 and 3000 series.
The elongated hood, the compact design, and the convertible option. What’s not to love? And they don’t just look good — they also provide a smooth ride.
The manufacturer (obviously) no longer produces these vehicles, so you can likely get some serious cash for your AH car.
Currently have an Austin Healey for sale? If so, read on to discover everything you need to know about selling your Healey.
History of the Healeys!
Old British sports cars are beauties, and Austin Healeys are no exception. The company had humble beginnings in 1952, when two businesses joined forces.
The British Motor Corporation’s (BMG’s) Austin division and the Donald Healey Motor Company are the masters behind the AH brand. This vehicle manufacturer and automotive design firm (respectively) then went on to experience twenty successful years making Austin Healey cars for enthusiastic collectors.
The two groups’ 20-year-long partnership came to an end in 1972. At this point, they stopped producing all cars. However, despite the brand’s relatively short-lived nature, it left a lasting impact on classic car aficionados.
During this 20-year period, the brand focused on three models. All three models have distinguishing features that make them appealing to buyers:
Austin Healey 100-4
The Austin Healey 100-4 was the brand’s first vehicle. The company produced it from 1952 to 1956, and it was a great success in both Britain and the U.S. Donald Healey originally released the Austin Healey 100-4 to raise his company’s production value. The Austin Healey 100-4 was an affordable model but still provided sports car fans with a luxurious vehicle to ride around in and collect.
Fun fact: The “100” in the Austin Healey 100-4’s name came from the fact that the car could reach 100 mph.
Austin Healey 100-6
The Austin Healey 100-6 was the 100-4’s replacement. It first hit the market in 1956 and wowed car aficionados with its various upgrades. A few factors that set the Austin Healey 100-6 apart were:
- It was built on a longer wheelbase
- More room in the cabin for passengers
- The option for 2+2 seating
- An extra air intake on the car’s hood
- A fixed-position windshield
Austin Healey 3000
The Austin Healey 3000, named for its 3000cc engine, became available in 1959. The company produced this model until 1967. Overall, the Austin Healey 3000 had a much more luxurious vibe. It had:
- Wind-up windows
- A new exhaust
- Servo-assisted brakes
- 2+2 and two-seater models
Some people believe that they’ll only get a good deal on a fully restored Austin Healey. However, this misconception couldn’t be further from the truth.
Some buyers like to purchase project cars — i.e., the ones that are half-done and still need some serious work. Project cars give the buyer more creative freedom to create the vehicle they’ve always dreamed of.
Whether your AH vehicle is in mint condition or has been rusting away for several years, I will purchase it in any condition!
Advice from Alex: Should You Sell Your Austin Healey?
Selling your AH vehicle is a very personal choice. While I can’t decide to sell it for you, I can present some questions for you to consider:
Do You Plan on Passing It Down?
An AH vehicle can be a great inheritable item to pass down to your children or grandchildren. Or, you can give it as a gift to someone in your life who has a deeper appreciation of it. But if no one in your family has a strong passion for Austin Healeys, you can profit off of your vehicle when you sell it to a classic ca buyer like me.
Does Your Car Present a Financial Burden?
Your Austin Healey isn’t worth keeping if it constantly sucks money from your wallet. It can get expensive to pay for its gas, insurance, storage space, and repairs, especially if you own other vehicles. Considering financial factors will help you determine if your Austin Healey is worth hanging onto.
Do You Enjoy Your Car?
Some people are enamored with their AH vehicles. They admire their cars’ beautiful bodies as they take the trash out or get the mail and can never seem to get enough of their vehicles.
Others have very different feelings. They may view their cars as simple objects that take up space in the garage. If you start viewing your AH car as a piece of junk that collects dust rather than a prized possession, it may be time to part ways with it.
If you’re unsure whether your Austin Healey is worth keeping, give me a call, and we can discuss your Austin Healey for sale.
Top Tips for Selling
1. Assemble Your Paperwork Paperwork won’t be the most exciting part of selling your car, but you must prioritize it. So here are some documents you should gather:
- Your car’s title
- Any outstanding debt on the car
- Vehicle history
2. Curb Appeal Now, you don’t have to give your Austin Healey for sale a whole new paint job or cover up its scratches and dents. But if can vacuum the interior, clear out any junk, and put a nice air freshener inside, your vehicle will look much more attractive to any potential buyers.
3. Listen to the Experts If you have an Austin Healey for sale, you’ll want to present it to a classic car expert like me, Alex Manos. I will obtain all relevant details on your vehicle and offer a fair price that you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
The Best Place to Sell a Classic Austin Healey Online?
There are many places online to sell your classic Austin Healey, but not all of them are ideal.
For example, some car collectors turn to sites like Craigslist or eBay to sell their vehicles. Or, they’ll try to complete an online deal with their local dealer. These methods are appealing to many buyers who believe that local transactions are their only option.
However, selling online and limiting your search results to local buyers will only hurt you in the long run. Anyone can hop on Craigslist or eBay and purchase your beloved vehicle without understanding the true Austin Healey value.
Also, a local dealer or auction site will have limited knowledge of your AH vehicle. Think about it — these businesses handle hundreds of cars a day. How could they know the legitimate Austin Healey value of your model?
When selling your classic AH online, you shouldn’t trust a person or business that doesn’t specialize in classic cars. Instead, your best bet for making a fair sale will be with me, Alex Manos. I have years of experience appraising and purchasing classic British cars. I’ll always provide you with an honorable deal, as I understand the true value these beautiful vehicles possess.
The best part? I’ll buy from you no matter where you live in the U.S. I’ve purchased vehicles from customers in California, Maryland, and everywhere in between. My team and I are on the hunt for any Austin Healey in the nation, so don’t be shy about getting in touch.
Do you believe you’re located in a location that’s too remote? Or, are you under the impression that you own an Austin Healey for sale that’s too worn down? Then I encourage you to call anyway. You’ll be surprised at what you can get for your vehicle!
Have an Austin Healey for Sale? Alex Manos Is Ready to Buy!
Have an Austin Healey for Sale? Alex Manos Is Ready to Buy!
Are you looking to get rid of your Austin Healey for sale? Classic car expert Alex Manos is always prepared to purchase your vehicle. Give me a call today to discuss your car’s details!
“It was a big decision for us to sell our Austin Healy as my husband bought it new after college and it has been in our family 55 years. But since it hasn’t been driven in many years we finally decided to part with it and give it a new lease on life. We contacted Alex and he responded immediately. After seeing a picture of it he presented us with an offer which we felt was fair. We signed the contract and the check was in our bank account the next day. Both he and his staff were very professional and took care of all the details of having it transported. We couldn’t have ask for a better group of people to work with. So if you have a car to sell we would highly recommend talking with him.”
“Alex Manos purchased my 1964 BJ 8 Austin Healey. He was very prompt at wiring the money to my bank the next day. He had a driver show up to my home to pick the car up. I was and am very pleased on how fast the transaction took. I would recommend to anyone who is happy with the price you agree upon to feel safe with the purchase of your vehicle from Alex Manos. He is a straight shooter all the way and I have nothing negative at all to say. Thank you Alex!”
“All went very well and I would certainly use again!!”
“I sold my old Austin Healey 3000 to Alex Manos and couldn’t be more pleased. The price was fair for a non-running car in need of serious body work. The sale and transport went very smoothly and everyone I dealt with was helpful and friendly. If you don’t have a showcase car, call Alex anyway. I would recommend him to anyone with an interesting car.”
“It was nice to deal with such a pleasant group of people. Alex and his employees made selling my Austin Healey a non stressful experience.”
“The sale of my car to Alex was fast and easy. I would highly recommend Alex if you are selling or buying a classic car. Thank you!”
“As I write this I am looking at a photo of my former 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mark 1 BN7. This entire process could not have gone any smoother. It was done with great professionalism, accuracy, and kindness. Alex did exactly what he said he would and in fact so quickly I almost got whiplash. As my car was carried down the street I shed some tears and was very happy that Alex Manos would be the one to give her a new lease on life. Thank you so much, Nikki.”
“I had a very easy time selling my car, (downsizing my life) The transaction was without any problems, and very quickly settled. If I need to sell another car I know I will contact Alex first.”
“Excellent transaction start to finish. Fast payment and excellent communication with documentation, shipping, etc. An outstanding team that I look forward to presenting other authors in the near future.”
“No problems, everything was as he stated, money was here well before the transport. The driver did a great job and all went smoothly. I would gladly deal with Alex and his team again!”