1960 Austin-Healey 3000

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Mileage 
    92 110 mi / 148 237 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    HBT7L8570
  • Engine number 
    29D-RU-H/12507
  • Lot number 
    413
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White / Black
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

The BT7 featured front disc brakes, wire wheels as standard and a more powerfulengineThis left-hand drive example was initially supplied to the US but returned to the UK in 1991Restored in the US. Recently been repainted to a very high standard in its original coloursClassically finished in Old English White over black with a matching factory hardtopThe 2+2 black leather interior sports a wood rim wheel and remains pleasingly standardFitted with the 124bhp, 2,912cc BMC C-Series engine and afour-speed gearbox with overdriveWe understand it took part in the 2000 Monte Carlo Classic Historique Rally, starting from OsloSupplied with a partial history file containing some older documentationGleaming paintwork, chrome wire wheels and tidy engine bayVery sensibly guided, this classic Healey wouldmake a wonderful European touring companionThe 'BigHealey' enjoyed steady development with the early four-cylinder cars giving way to the 100/6 in 1956 which, in turn, was replaced by the first of the 3000s in 1959. The new car featured an enlarged 2,912cc version of Austin's six-cylinder engine with twin SU carburettors and Girling front disc brakes offering excellent performance and resulting in the model becoming a great success. The 3000 was only referred to as the Mk. I once the Mk. II model was introduced in 1961. 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 (BT7) and a two-seater BN7.341 UYK was initially supplied to the States in 1960 where it remained until coming back home in August 1991. Whilst away the car was restored and, by the lookof the way itpresents today, to a very high standard. Finished in Old English White over Black with a factory Black hardtop, this early 3000 sports front disc brakes, wire wheels as standard and a more powerful engine over its predecessor. Only two owners since 1991 and with its current custodian since 2017, it has more recently been the subject of a total repaint bringing this Healey bang up to date and looking super fresh.The car has been documented as taking part in the 2000 Monte Carlo Classic Historique Rally joining in Oslo and the car still wearsthe identification plate to confirm its entry. The Healey is supplied with a history file we believe detailing some of the older works and some of itsmore recent UK history since 1991. Guided very sensibly, this lovely old 'Squealey'is crying out for a new owner to cherish it and take part in all those things that Healeys are good at, like burbling down a country lane in a 1950's black and white movie sort of way with the six-cylinder exhaust offeringmore 'snap, crackle and pop'than a box of Rice Crispies.