Stunning black 1961 Austin Healey 3000 MK I BN7 convertible that has undergone a high quality restoration with great attention to detail. Aggressive front end styling, signature ribbon chrome grill with 3000 script and chrome hood trim are just a few items that remind you of Austin Healey's proud racing history. Powered by a smooth running 126 horsepower, 2,912 -cc straight six engine with dual side mount carburetors that has been refurbished and detailed for a show quality appearance. Power is shifted by a 4 speed manual transmission with overdrive for highway cruising. The interior features new tan seat upholstery on the factory bucket seats, beautiful dash with Smith's gauges, new carpeting, wood steering wheel and rare heater. New convertible top with side wind screens are included with the car. The undercarriage is just as impressive as the topside with a smooth and glossy finish showcasing high quality workmanship and a long list of new parts. Highly polished chrome knock off wire wheels finishes off this rare Austin Healey perfectly.
- Beautiful black exterior paint
- Rechromed front and rear bumpers
- New convertible top with side windscreens
- Signature Healey grill with script
- Excellent panel fit and finish
- Chrome knock off wire wheels
- New tan seat upholstery on factory bucket seats and door panels
- New complete carpet kit
- Wood steering wheel
- Smith's gauges
- Under dash heater
- The engine compartment is highly detailed
- Smooth running 2912 cc straight six engine
- Dual side mount carburetors
- 4 speed manual transmission
- Cleaned and painted frame and floors
- Mostly new suspension and hardware
"Austin-Healey was a British sports car maker established in 1952 through a joint venture between the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and the Donald Healey Motor Company (Healey), a renowned automotive engineering and design firm. Leonard Lord represented BMC and Donald Healey his firm.
BMC merged with Jaguar Cars in 1966 to form British Motor Holdings (BMH). Donald Healey left BMH in 1968 when it merged into British Leyland. Healey then joined Jensen Motors, which had been making bodies for the "big Healeys" since their inception in 1952, and became their chairman in 1972. Austin-Healey cars were produced until 1972 when the 20-year agreement between Healey and Austin came to an end."
The Austin-Healey 3000 was announced on 1 July 1959 with a 3-litre BMC C-Series engine to replace the smaller 2.6-litre engine of the 100-6 and disc brakes for its front wheels. The manufacturers claimed it would reach 60 mph in 11 seconds and 100 mph in 31 seconds.
Other changes were minor compared to those between the original 100 and the 100-6. The wheelbase and body were unchanged as were the body-styles, a 2+2 or BT7 and a two-seater BN7.
Weather protection remained minimal, a folding plastic roof on a light demountable frame and above the doors detachable side screens holding sliding perspex panels. Wire wheels, overdrive gearbox, laminated windscreen, heater, adjustable steering column, detachable hard top for the 2+2, and two-tone paint were available as options. 13,650 Mark Is were built: 2,825 BN7 open two-seaters, and 10,825 BT7 2+2s"American Dream Machines
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