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1973 Jensen Healey 80k Miles

Make: Other Makes
Model: Healey
SubModel: --
Type: --
Trim: --
Year: 1973
Mileage: 80,900
VIN: 11144
Color: Black
Engine: 2.0L I4 Lotus 907
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

1973 Other Makes Healey -- Additional Info:

1973 Jensen-Healey MK1 Excellent Driver! 80,900 Miles Enthusiast-Owned #1144 of 3356 Ever Built! CALL TODAY 773-267-2684 WE SHIP WORLDWIDE! OFFERS WELCOME! Evolve Motors and Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this 1973 Jensen-Healey! First off, a bit of a background on Jensen-Healey and how this car came to be. The Jensen-Healey was designed to fill the void of the Austin-Healey 3000, which had ceased production in 1967. Dealers saw a demand for a convertible sports car to fill the gap between Triumph’s TR6 and Jaguar’s E-Type. The Jensen-Healey did just that; with 50/50 weight distribution and an all-alloy 2.0L DOHC 16-valve Lotus 907 motor putting out 144hp, the Jensen-Healey was an absolute pleasure to drive. It was quick, good-looking, and more individualistic than the popular TR6. This particular car is an early one, #1144 of only 3356 MK1s ever built. It’s a first-generation car, a MK1, which have the smaller euro-spec bumpers, which are much better looking than the big, rubber US-spec bumpers on the later cars. Exterior: While definitely a head-turner, this car is first and foremost a driver. It’s rare and interesting enough to be welcome at shows, but it’s not quite a show-quality finish. Black paint has its fair share of rock chips up front. Many of the chips have been touched up but are still visible. The body itself is in really nice shape; there’s a light ding on the driver side rear quarter, which looks like a broom handle fell on it. Very, very minor. Chrome is free of oxidation and has a nice shine to it. All glass is clear and crack-free. All lights and signals are functional and crack-free. Convertible top is in excellent shape; this car will come with a convertible top, a zip-up interior cover, and bras for both front fenders, so that the car can be worked on under the hood without scratching or dirtying the fenders. Interior: The interior is nice and simple. Seats are comfortable and in pretty good shape, with just a couple cracks on the outside of the drivers seat. Dash is in great shape and all gauges are functional. Interior fan blows, though neither hot nor cold. Carpets are in nice shape, as are the door panels. Doors open and close without any fuss. Original radio is present but not functional. Steering wheel is in nice shape and has a great grip to it. Under the Hood / Underbody: This is where this car really shines. It fires up first turn of the key and warms up (so you can push the choke back in) in just a couple seconds. The car will idle steady and cool all day. It’s a very confidence-inspiring driver; the car feels planted through the corners and stable at speed. It’s pretty peppy too, with 144hp on tap and weighing in at only 2,400lbs. Carbs are Stromberg 175 CD-2 units. It’ll do 0-60 in a very respectable 7.8 seconds, which is only a fraction of a second off the times of the Porsche 911 and Jaguar E-Type of the same vintage. The exhaust note from the Lotus 907 motor is great, it keeps you wanting to wind it out in every gear. The car stops well, with discs up front and drums out back, and doesn’t hook in either direction. The four-speed gearbox in these cars is actually a Chrysler unit, and shifts nice and smooth. Clutch grabs as it should. From a mechanical standpoint, this car is well sorted. The previous long-term owner was an engineer and enthusiast, and I have a number of service receipts from his ownership as well as the original owners manual and service manual. Much of the suspension has been gone through and replaced in recent years, including shocks, springs, and bushings. The underbody of the car is fantastic. There isn’t even surface rust to note. There is absolutely no rot – the car has clearly been garage kept and treated well. Overall, this is a rare, interesting, and charming driver. It truly is a blast to drive. The smiles-to-dollars ratio is extremely strong. For the money, we can’t think of many other cars we’d rather enjoy a sunny weekend drive in. Buy with confidence. We are here to answer any questions that you may have. We would love for you to come see the car in person but understand that many of our buyers are out of state or international. Please do not hesitate to call us and have one of our sales representatives do a 'walk around' with you on the phone. It is our goal to do everything we can to make you comfortable with your purchase and to ensure that no questions are left unanswered and that you are 100% satisfied with your purchase. Please note that we do charge a processing fee for state compliance of $150.00 on all vehicle sales. WE SHIP WORLDWIDE! Call today! 773-267-2684 Evolve Motors a division of Albany inc. IS AN ACCREDITED BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU MEMBER. 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