With its increased ground clearance, more positive rear axle location and enhanced interior the so-called Phase 2 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III introduced in May of 1964 became the best and most user-friendly of all the six-cylinder "Big Healeys". The Phase 2 completed Austin-Healey's evolution from the elemental sports car that was the 4-cylinder BN1 into a luxurious, comfortable convertible suited for high speed, long distance driving in the grand touring manner. This 1966 comes from the next-to-last year of production and well into the Phase 2's production cycle. It was completely disassembled and restored down to the last nut and bolt about ten years ago but is so well done and maintained that just last year, in 2007, it earned an AACA National First Prize, an endorsement of its condition and presentation that is hard to beat. Finished in British Racing Green with Beige side panels and upholstered in Black with Gold piping and Black top, it rides on four chrome spoke wire wheels with black wall radial tires and has a correct period AM-FM radio and aftermarket wood rim three-spoke steering wheel. It comes with a book documenting its restoration and complete equipment including matching wire spare wheel and tire, tonneau cover, top boot and wheel hammer. Best of all, it is a phenomenal driving car that imparts the pleasure and satisfaction of driving the ultimate Big Healey.