Left-hand drive,1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ7L 20352 Engine no. to be advised
Lot 330
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible
Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. HBJ7L 20352 Engine no. to be advised
Sold for £23,000 (US$ 36,912) inc. premium

Lot Details
Left-hand drive,1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ7L 20352 Engine no. to be advised Left-hand drive,1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ7L 20352 Engine no. to be advised Left-hand drive,1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ7L 20352 Engine no. to be advised Left-hand drive,1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ7L 20352 Engine no. to be advised Left-hand drive,1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ7L 20352 Engine no. to be advised Left-hand drive,1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ7L 20352 Engine no. to be advised Left-hand drive,1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ7L 20352 Engine no. to be advised Left-hand drive,1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ7L 20352 Engine no. to be advised Left-hand drive,1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible  Chassis no. HBJ7L 20352 Engine no. to be advised
Left-hand drive
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. HBJ7L 20352
Engine no. to be advised

Footnotes

  • The enlargement of its C-Series six-cylinder engine to 2,912cc and the adoption of Girling front disc brakes differentiated the new-for-1959 Austin-Healey 3000 from the preceding 100/6. In 3000 form the rugged Austin six delivered 124bhp at 4,600rpm, good enough for a top speed of 114mph with the optional hardtop in place. Otherwise, the car remained much as the 100/6, though the more-powerful disc brakes were a welcome improvement. Unveiled in March 1961, the MkII version with restyled grille and bonnet intake was the last 3000 available as a two-seater, the 2+2 option having been for years the more popular, while engine improvements in the form of triple SU carburettors and a revised camshaft liberated an extra 8bhp. From November '61 the 3000 was equipped with a new gearbox, a development which at last moved the gear lever to the centre of the transmission tunnel. In January 1962 the 2+2-only MkII Convertible (or MkIIA) appeared, boasting long overdue refinements such as winding windows, swivelling quarter-lights and fixed foldaway hood. Reversion to twin-SU carburettors cut maximum output by 1bhp, yet thanks to the superior aerodynamics, conferred by its curved windscreen, the MkII Convertible contrived to be marginally faster than its immediate predecessor, reaching 116mph flat out. MkII production ceased in 1962 after 5,095 2+2s and 355 two-seaters had been built; though the Convertible continued until the introduction of the 3000 MkIII in 1963.

    Previously domiciled in the dry-climate southern United States, this left-hand drive MkIIA Convertible benefits from a no-expense-spared restoration carried out during 2012, and is a multiple show winner in the USA. The car has been repainted in yellow and boasts a black leather interior, new black convertible top and chromed wire wheels. Described as in generally excellent condition, this freshly restored 'Big Healey' is offered with current MoT/tax and Swansea V5C document.

Saleroom notices

  • The Registration number for this vehicle is BOF118A.
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