Austin-Healey 3000

The Austin-Healey 3000 was built from 1959 to 1967, and is the best known of the "big" Healey models. The car's bodywork was made by Jensen Motors, and the vehicles were assembled at the BMC Abingdon works. The 3000 was a successful car which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday, and is still used in competition by enthusiasts today.The original 3000 was built from March 1959 to March 1961 and has model designation BT7 MkI (4-seat version) and BN7 MkI (2-seater).

Only 355 two-seat Austin-Healey Mark IIs were produced in 1961. The flawless Gerry Coker body design is without doubt the most attractive of these treasured British classics, and such features as their triple-carb, 132 hp ‘six’ and front disc brakes provide performance far above both the earlier cars and the later BJ8.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2011 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.

132 bhp, 2,922 cc OHV inline six-cylinder engine, triple SU carburetors, four-speed “center shift” manual gearbox with overdrive, independent front suspension with wishbones and coil springs, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and hydraulic front disc, rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 92"

Source: RM Auctions; Wikipedia, 2011

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