Lot 155 - 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk. I BT7

Lot 155 - 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk. I BT7

Lot 155 - 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk. I BT7

Lot Number 155
Registration TSU 142
Chassis Number HBT7L/13377
Engine Number 29D-RU-H/25085
Odometer reading 19,398 miles
Estimate £35,000 - £42,000

The 'Big' Healey enjoyed steady development, with the early four-cylinder cars giving way to the 100 Six in 1956, which in turn was replaced by the first of the 3000s in 1959. The new car featured an enlarged 2912cc version of Austin's six cylinder engine with twin SU carburettors and Girling front disc brakes offering excellent performance 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 or BT7 and a two-seater BN7.

This Healey 3000 was originally manufactured for the overseas market and did the return journey to the UK in 1989. She was then converted to right hand drive and had some restoration work carried out. The engine on this BT7 started immediately when requested and sounded delightful. We are advised by the vendor she drives well and the gearbox benefits from an overdrive unit. The classic blue over white two-tone paintwork is in good order and the blue interior is in good condition. Supplied with a registration document and a collection of invoices, this Austin-Healey is an attractive proposition for anyone with a penchant for British sports cars.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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