This extraordinary Austin Healey 3000, model BT7 with rare aluminium body, is one for the Healey enthusiast. The restoration was carried out at the highest level with uncompromising investments made in the cars technology over a 35 year period by 5 ardent Healey owners. No effort and costs have been spared to bring this Concours condition example in line with suitability for everyday use and show winning potential. Owned by 5 German enthusiasts, the first decade, from 1987 to 1997, is nicely documented with detailed invoices to Herr Peter Seifert for invoices in excess of 50,000 Deutsche Marks, the equivalent of €25,000 in today’s currency. Then owned by Porsche Centre in Munich until June 2003, a further DM15, 000 is invested in maintaining the cars continued welfare, again, all nicely documented. Changing hands once more before receiving its current investment plan in 2012/13/14 to the tune of over €40,000 – it’s clear to see that this example has literally wanted for nothing. Many subtle modifications have been made in the choice of materials used, including an unleaded conversion, and with more than 800 new parts using materials with much longer-life qualities, the finished article is superb, but it has not affected the originality of the vehicle. It’s all neatly filed along with over 300 restoration images of which only a fraction are displayed below.