The Austin Healey 100 of 1952 was the first of several iconic machines born of a fruitful relationship between engineer/entrepreneur Donald Healey and the Chairman of Austin Leonard Lord. Austin was looking to save face after the failed A90 Atlantic failed to make a splash in the USA and Donald Healey was running out of Riley engines for his low-production sports cars and saloons. The timing of the Austin Healey s arrival couldn t have been better as the American market was rapidly developing an insatiable appetite for sports cars. The MG T-series was affordable but rudimentary while the Jaguar XK120 was fast exotic and expensive. Buyers who wanted more performance than an MG offered but couldn t stretch to the Jaguar found the Austin Healey 100 to be the ideal fit. With their beautiful quick and practical 100 Healey and Lord had a hit in the making.In the quest for more power the 100 was superseded by the 100-6 in 1956 which gained BMC s 2.6-liter C-Series inline-six borrowed from the full-size Austin Westminster saloon. By 1959 the 100-6 was renamed 3000 when the C-Series was uprated to three liters. Like the 100-6 before it the Healey 3000 Mk1 was available in two-seat or four-seat configuration. Of the more than 13000 Mk1s built between 1959 and 1961 only 3000 of those left the factory as two-seat BN7 models. Styling tweaks and the addition of two-plus-two seating made the Big Healey a sensation in the North American market. The additional grunt the larger engine practical and roomy cockpit and svelte good looks put it at the top of many sports car shopping lists. From weekend hobbyists to serious collectors today s enthusiasts continue to embrace the Austin Healey 3000 for the very same reasons.Finished in a striking two-tone red and black livery this 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mk1 BN7 is a fabulous representative of one of the most beloved of all classic British sports cars. It is a rare and highly desirable two-seat model that has been treated to a comprehensive restoration that includes a host of useful upgrades. The accompanying BMHT Certificate shows this car was originally black over red trim equipped with wire wheels and overdrive and delivered new to Los Angeles in January 1960. It comes to us via an avid collector and enthusiast who enjoyed the car regularly and treated it to meticulous care. The quality of the body and paintwork is quite impressive with precise alignment of the doors and deck lids and outstanding finish work on straight panels. Detailing is exquisite and the body lines are crisp and well defined. The bold paint scheme is accented with exceptional chrome plating on the bumpers grille and body trim and the car sits proudly on a set of chrome wire wheels fitted with period-correct Dunlop Roadspeed tires. With its evocative presentation in alluring colors this Big Healey ticks all the right boxes.The distinct two-tone interior complements the exterior livery and is restored to the same high standard as the rest of this beautiful car. The seats are trimmed in red and black leather and the floors covered in high-quality German square weave carpet which gives a bit of an upmarket feel to the cabin. Fittings remain true to original with a correct three-spoke banjo steering wheel factory shift lever switch for the factory overdrive and original Smiths gauges and heater. A brand new top has been fitted and the upholstery remains taut fresh and in excellent condition.On the mechanical side the chassis and engine feature several upgrades to improve the handling and performance without sacrificing the period-correct looks and raw appeal of the Big Healey. Under the bonnet the original numbers-matching 3-liter inline six presents in impeccable condition finished in correct light green and topped with a lovely Austin Healey-script polished alloy valve cover and a pair of 1.75-inch S.U. carburetors. Detailing is exquisite with proper wiring loom tidy plumbing and period Lucas Sport ignition coil. The most notable change is the addition of a high-capacity high-efficiency aluminum radiator. Also an alloy fuel tank sheds weight and eliminates the possibility of corrosion in the fuel system. Like the engine the undercarriage is highly detailed and exceptionally clean. A set of Bilstein tubular dampers is fitted transforming the handling with precise wheel control and excellent ride quality. Fuel and brake lines are plumbed using corrosion-resistant Cunifer alloy tubing and the chassis is finished in hard-wearing gloss black paint.With its understated but useful upgrades this 3000 is built for the road. Thanks to its high-quality restoration and meticulous care in the hands of a dedicated enthusiast it presents in fabulous condition. Counted among the most desirable of the early 3000 models this two-seat Mk1 is a fantastic example that is ready for duty on rallies or simply for spirited weekend drives on your favorite roads where the performance and gutsy appeal of the Big Healey is best enjoyed.
1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI, 1 of only 2,825 Two seater roadsters built, ultra rare factory hardtop. matching numbers 2912cc engine, 4 speed transmission, 18 month "frame-off restoration performed by Torque Classic Cars, Custom interior done in Pasubio leather down to the union Jack leather floor mats, Redline Pearl over Bronze Metallic, California Car until it was acquired by a Florida Collector and Restored it, Factory Override transmission, Factory front disc brakes, additional factory options include: wire wheels,hard top,laminated windscreens, adjustable steering column, Roadspeed tires,and heather. this Austin-Healey was build in October 1959 and delivered to Los Angeles California, it has a polished aluminum gauge cluster and matching luggage, Big Healeys are becoming collector mainstays. Do not miss this opportunity to own a perfect Austin-Healey. please call Freddy at Torque Classic Cars 561-429-5459 or 305-775-2234
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to offer this superbly restored 1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 BT7 for consideration. The Healy Hundred made its debut and the Earls Court Motor Show. The car design was a combined effort between builder Donald Healey and body designer Gerry Coker. An overhead valve Austin A90 4-Cylinder engine was chosen as its power plant. At the show, the car immediately caught the attention of Austins Leonard Lord and a deal was quickly in place for its production by Austin. The car, which became known as the Austin-Healey 100, was succeeded by the six-cylinder 100-6 in 1956. In 1959 the car evolved again with a larger engine and front disc brakes. The resulting, highly developed Austin-Healey 3000 was an immediate success, both on and off the track.The car offered here is highly restored in signature Healey Blue over the Blue interior. The car is powered by its spirited 3.0 liter inline six cylinder engine fed by dual SU carbs. The power is transferred by its 4 speed with overdrive and applied by the rear wheels. Highlights include: Egg crate style grill, original banjo steering wheels, bent shifter, bucket seats, chrome wire wheels, original Smiths gauges, Smiths heater, side curtains and soft top. The car presents its self excellent in all areas as a complete nut and bolt restoration was executed with high attention to detail right down to the brush painted fan shroud. The car features beautiful paint, excellent panel fit, a fully restored underside, a to die for interior and a highly detailed engine bay.Mechanically, the car is dialed in. First, there is the all-important signature exhaust note played by its stainless steel dual exhaust. The car pulls strong in every gear, shifts smoothly and sings through the gears. The rebuilt suspension is tight and gives great driver feedback, the brakes stop straight and true and the overdrive engages flawlessly.The early Austin Healeys are fantastic cars to drive and deliver the epitome of British Open Car Motoring. They are exciting cars to own and drive and will remain proven investments. The 3000 MK1 here comes complete with wire spare, owners handbook, side curtains, and full size spare. A great automotive investment at the price offered here.
1960 Austin Healey 3000 BIG HEALEY Performance frame by Jule Enterprises, Martin Jensen Seam sealed, epoxy coated, all new aluminum fenders hand made in England and hand fitted By Martin. (The first set they sent we rejected) Putzkes Fahrspass shock absorber conversion kit with polyurethane bushings. The original shocks are still here Full interior by Heritage Upholstery & Trim. New, correct colored, wire harness. After all electrical tested out correctly; most ends connectors were cut and soldered directly. (Its British, that why) Minilite wheels, as the original wires I could not get into balance. Please Note The Following Vehicle Location is at our clients home and Not In Cadillac, Michigan. We do have a showroom with about 25 cars that is by appointment only Please Call First and talk to one of our reps at 231-468-2809 EXT 1 FREE Consignment Visit Our Site Today Easy To List Your Vehicle and Get it Sold in Record Time.
1960 Austin Healey 3000 BT7. This is the one you have been waiting for!Healey Blue with ivory coves, blue interior piped in white, blue tops. This big-Healey has been gone through front to back. Chrome is flawless, paint is spectacular, interior is new, Dayton spokes are great, side curtains are perfect. This car just rolled off the showroom!!?Give me a call. Phil 901-834-9657 Less
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This particular car is a matching numbers BN7 2-seater. It was originally finished in Healey blue with blue interior and top. The car is in excellent cosmetic condition, and the quality of the restoration is evident. The paintwork was performed to high standards over straight panels, which display very good panel fit and gaps. The glass and lights are also excellent and the car is equipped with correct Lucas headlamps, as well as a pair of Lucas flamethrower fog lamps in excellent condition, although the glass lenses are mismatched. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a high caliber Big Healey that is both event proven and a concours winner.
This car has undergone a complete professional restoration. Mechanically sound in all aspects. Front and rear shock absorbers, front suspension as well as the carburetors have been totally rebuilt. Major tune up has been performed. Car has new paint on body as well as the undercarriage, new leather interior, new door panel kits, new carpet, new convertible top including. This Austin Healey 3000 BT7 Roadster is in excellent condition.