1962 Austin-Healey 3000
Lot 304
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 Mk II Chassis no. H-BT7-L/15724 Engine no. 29E-RU-H2013
US$ 50,000 - 60,000
£30,000 - 36,000
amended
Lot Details
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 Mk II
Chassis no. H-BT7-L/15724
Engine no. 29E-RU-H2013
The "big Healey" 3000 Mk I fully retained the essence of its curvaceous long hood/short deck progenitor, the Austin-Healey 100/4 sports convertible of 1953. Designed as a sports car and indeed quite successful in rallying and racing, the Austin Healey had by 1961 evolved into the more civilized 3000 Mk II, incorporating further tweaks to styling and mechanical componentry. Still equipped with Girling front disc brakes – a feature introduced on the 3000 Mk I model – the Mk II BT7 gained a third SU carburetor, pushing horsepower up to 132 from the otherwise unchanged torquey 2,912cc six-cylinder engine. 9:1 compression and a four-speed manual overdrive transmission provided performance worthy of its sporting heritage.

The big Healey offered here is presented in striking Colorado red, and retains its correct tri-carb setup. Acquired by the vendor from an estate, this Healey is described as a very nice driving example that has been maintained over the years, rather than restored. Furthermore, the vendor believes that the indicated mileage of just under 90,000 is accurate, though this has not been verified.

Treated to a sympathetic recommissioning by the vendor, including the addition of new wire wheels, this Healey will allow its new owner to experience the thrills of an open British sports car. Offered on an Oregon Certificate of Title.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle was first sold in 1962 and is titled as a 1962.
Activities
Contacts
  1. Motor Cars (US)
    Auction Administration - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +1 415 391 4000
    FaxFax: +1 415 391 4040
  2. David Swig
    Auction Administration - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, 94103
    United States
    Work +1 415 503 3285
    FaxFax: +1 415 391 4040
  3. Eric Minoff
    Auction Administration - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    580 Madison Avenue
    New York, 10022
    United States
    Work +1 917 206 1630
    FaxFax: +1 917 206 1669
  4. Mark Osborne
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, 94103
    United States
    Work +1 415 503 3353
    FaxFax: +1 415 503 3300
  5. Nick Smith
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
    Work +1 323 436 5470
    FaxFax: +1 323 850 5843