Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Mileage 
    58 604 km / 36 415 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    38865235
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

This classic car is for sale on Catawiki. To have more information or to place a bid click on the "BID NOW" button. .Don’t miss this opportunity and become the new owner of this timeless classic Austin Healey convertible! This is a NO RESERVE PRICE AUCTION.

In 1959, the Healey 3000 made its debut at the New York Motor Show and left the factory as of March 1959. From the beginning, the 3000 was available in both four-seater (BT7) and two-seater (BN7) versions.

At first glance, not much was changed compared to the 100/6. A 3000 badge was placed on the grille and the boot.

The real changes were inside. In particular, the engine was adjusted. By boring to 2912cc and increasing the compression, the power had increased to 124 HP.

In addition, the 3000 was now equipped with disc brakes on the front wheels.

This ‘early production’ Austin Healey starts instantly and idles nicely. It shifts smoothly and powerfully through all gears and brakes properly. In addition, it has had $ 7,000 worth of maintenance in 2016 and 2017. The car has matching numbers and therefore the original engine.

The original interior is still in neat condition as can be seen in the pictures, it is however not in new condition (after all, it is 61 years old).

These early Austin Healey convertibles are less frequently available so don't wait too long and become the new owner of this piece of British pride!

Information about the car:

Austin Healey - 3000 MKI BT7 2+2 Convertible 3.0L Overdrive - 1959

Brand: Austin Healey
Type: 3000 MKI BT7 2+2 Convertible 3.0L Overdrive
Year of manufacture: 1959
Colour: Healey Blue
Engine and power: 3.0L Inline 6, 124 HP Overdrive (Matching numbers)
Fuel: Petrol
Transmission: Manual transmission
Odometer reading: 58,604 miles
Number of keys: 3
Margin: Yes (Already imported in the Netherlands, VAT and import duties have been paid in full - US title).
Documents / registration: USA title en European import documents.
VIN: HBT7L/1008

OPTIONS:
- Bucket seats
- Central armrest
- Chrome-plated front bumper
- Chrome-plated grille
- Chrome-plated mirrors
- Chrome-plated rear bumper
- Chrome-plated rims
- Detachable hardtop
- Complete spare wheel
- Leather seats
- Leather steering wheel
- Radio
- Revolution counter

The car can be viewed and picked up in Schiedam, the Netherlands. All technical inspections, test drives, and viewings are possible prior to placing a bid. You may contact the auctioneer in case you have any questions.