1961 Austin-Healey 3000

BT7 Mk. I

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Mileage 
    17 756 mi / 28 576 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible
  • Chassis number 
    HBN7L/6820
  • Engine number 
    2.9 Litre Inline 6-C
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Black with White Piping
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1961 Austin Healey Mk. I 3000 BT7

S/N HBN7L/6820
Engine No. 29D/RU/H8575

White with Black and White Piping interior

The Austin-Healey Mk. I 3000 was the first three-litre “big Healey” and represents a nice compromise between the larger more luxurious Mk. II and Mk III models, and the cleaner styling and simplicity of the earlier cars. It has a shapely metal dashboard, flat windscreen, fully removable weather equipment, and the more pronounced “coke bottle” rear fender profile. Originally introduced in 1952 to fill the large gap between cars like the Triumph TR2 and MG TD and cars like the Jaguar XK-120, the earliest of these “big Healeys”, the 100/4, was powered by a four-cylinder engine derived from those used in Austin A90 Saloons. By 1956, car had become the 100-Six, which was powered by a 2.7 litre six cylinder engine, which would grow to nearly three litres for 1959.

This particular car is a fully restored example, with ov

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