1962 Austin Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible  Chassis no. HBTL 15705

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1962 Austin Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible
Chassis no. HBTL 15705

Sold for US$ 60,840 inc. premium
1962 Austin Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible
Chassis no. HBTL 15705
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 re-styled grille and bonnet intake was the last 3000 available as a two-seater, the 2+2 option having been for years the more popular. Engine improvements in the form of triple SU carburetors 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 center 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. The reversion to easier-to-tune, twin-SU carburetors 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.

This Austin-Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible had not been used regularly since the mid-1970s when the vendor acquired it in 1993 from his mother, who had purchased the car around 1965. The car is offered fresh from an 11-year restoration undertaken between 1995 and 2006 by John Wilson of Healey Lane Restorations, Marcola, Oregon and comes with original registration records, owner’s handbook and Certificate of Title.
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