An Austin Healey 3000 BT7 with shades of the 60's rally versions.

About:

Introduced in 1959, the Austin Healey 3000 sports car replaced the 100-6 with more power, eventually becoming a sports convertible three years later. Raced at rallies all over the world, the Austin Healey 3000 is a must for classic car racing.

Although the exterior was generally unchanged from the 100-6, the MK I Austin Healey 3000 was built for speed. With its 3-litre BMC C-Series engine and disc brakes for its front wheels, it could reach 60 mph in 11 seconds and 100 mph in 31 seconds – making the MK I roadster an instant hit. Optional extras included wire wheels, an overdrive gearbox and two-tone paint.

Quickly followed by the Mark II BN7, it was the follow-up Mark II BT7 that really changed the game.

Featuring a memorable vertical barred front grille, the Mark II BT7 ensured that the Austin Healey 3000 was a roadster to remember. A 2+2 with three SU HS4 carburettors, an upgraded camshaft, better brake performance and an optional detachable hardtop, the Mark II BT7 was built for speed. Accelerating from 0-60 mph in 10.9 seconds, with a top speed of 112.9 mph.

The most sought-after model of the “Big Healeys”, the Austin Healey 3000 accounted for 60% of all Big Healey sales. A permanent fixture on the racing circuit during the sixties, production ceased in 1967, as BMC turned its attention to the Mini Cooper ‘S’.

The car:

This beautiful, sought-after Austin Healey 3000 MKII is in excellent condition both inside and out. A fantastic drive, it is tax exempt and has passed its UK MOT.

 

History:

Lovingly rebuilt to resemble the Pat Moss rally car, this highly-desirable 1962 Austin Healey 3000 Tri- Carb is an exceptional car.

It has passed its UK MOT and and has full V5 registration document. A left-hand drive, it was specially sourced and selected by our North American team and brought to the UK from Canada.

Undergoing major refurbishment from 2002 – 2003, there are plenty of invoices and photographs to document the work. With lots of records from the past, there is everything from an invoice for the labour element at CAD  8700, to an independent appraisal from fifteen years ago which valued the car at CAD 35,000 even back then.

Engine

The 3-litre, 6-cylinder engine was refurbished in 2014, with electronic ignition upgrades and an alternator fitted in place of the dynamo. The radiator was new in 2015 and is a 4-core. The engine runs beautifully and gives out a sensational sound through the side-exit dual pipe Stebro exhaust.

This is the much-desired Tri-Carb model, produces a very brisk performance. The transmission shifts well through the gears and the overdrive on 3rd and 4th gear functions exactly as it should. The car handles and brakes perfectly.

The current mileage is 10,733 (not warranted)

Exterior: The undercarriage is in excellent condition, with no rust or damage. The body has been professionally repainted in a 1997 Nissan Scarlet, and the car is equipped with a white hard top.

This Healey boasts a gorgeous set of deep dish chrome wire wheels in excellent condition. Its front wings have been fitted with louvres, as per the 1960s rally cars, and two period chrome driving lights mount onto the front bumper.

Interior: In excellent condition, this gorgeous BT7 has re-trimmed seats in red with black piping, with matching carpets and very few signs of wear or ageing.

Rowland says: “We highly recommend you come and see this exceptional MK2 for yourself. It has been very tastefully restored and remains in excellent condition. This Tri-Carb passed the UK MOT first time with no advisories, and is fully UK registered.”

Come and see it for yourself at our showroom in Grantham on the A52.

Viewing by appointment only. Please call first to ensure it is available when you arrive.

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Details

  • Condition: Used
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Recorded Mileage: 10733 Not Warranted
  • Engine Size: 3000
  • Cylinders: Straight 6
  • Date First Registered: 1962
  • Drive Side: LHD
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Exterior Colour: Red with White Hardtop
  • Interior Colour: Red
  • Tax Exempt: Yes
  • MOT Exempt: No
  • Our Price: £44995
  • Our Grading: 2
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