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Lot 3

2015   |   Amelia Island 2015

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I BN7

SOLD $81,400

Estimate

$90,000 - $110,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

H-BN7-L/10830

Car Highlights

Photo-Documented Restoration by Healey Expert Completed in 2014
Documented with BMHT Certifcate
Refnished in Original Color Scheme
First in Class at the Healey Rendezvous 2014
Accompanied by Fitted Top, Side Curtains, and Manuals

Technical Specs

2,912 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU HD6 Carburetors
124 BHP at 4,600 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive
Front Disc Brakes, Rear Drums
Independent Front Suspension with Coil Springs
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note this vehicle is titled 1961.

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In 1959, Austin-Healey improved the popular 100 series with front disc brakes and an enlarged engine displacement of 2.9 liters. The resulting Austin-Healey 3000 was available as a two-seat roadster or as a 2+2 convertible, though the latter body style was produced in far greater numbers. In comparison to nearly 11,000 examples of the rear-seat BT7, just 2,825 examples of the two-seat BN7 were built over a two-year span, and the roadster naturally became extremely collectible.

According to its BMHT certificate, this sensationally restored BN7 was desirably optioned from the factory in black over red with wire wheels, a heater, adjustable steering column, road-speed tires, laminated windscreen, and overdrive. Originally distributed to Ft. Worth, Texas, the 3000 spent some time in Colorado before a long period of storage in Arizona.

In 2009, the Big Healey was acquired by its current owner, a noted marque restorer and concours judge. Restored over a five-year period the BN7 benefited from close attention to both large and small components. Completed in April 2014, the photo-documented work resulted in several awards at local shows, including First in Class at the Healey Rendezvous 2014. Its rarity and presentation make it an ideal acquisition for any enthusiast of this hallowed British marque.