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Lot 163

2020   |   Scottsdale 2020

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I BN7

SOLD $70,000

Estimate

$75,000 - $95,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

H-BN7-L/5878

Car Highlights

Restoration Completed in the Late-1990s
Only 5,000 Miles Since Restoration
Engine and Transmission Rebuilt in 2002
Best of Show at All British Field Meet
Includes Tonneau Cover, Service Records, Concours Manuals, and BMIHT Certificate

Technical Specs

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

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that this vehicle is titled 1961.

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Building upon the popularity of the 100 series, Austin-Healey introduced the first 3000 model in 1959. Along with front disc brakes, the 3000 featured a new, enlarged 2.9-litre six-cylinder engine, which would earn the Mk I, and three subsequent 3000 models, the moniker “The Big Healeys.” Built over a two-year span, from July 1959 to May 1961, the Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I was available as either a 2+2 convertible (BT7) or a two-seat roadster (BN7). In contrast to the nearly 11,000 examples of the convertible, only 2,825 two-seat roadsters were built.

This desirable two-seat Mk I BN7 model came factory-equipped with optional wire wheels, an adjustable steering column, heater, laminated windscreen, and road speed tires. This vehicle has been driven only 5,000 miles since a thorough restoration commissioned by its previous owner in the late-1990s. As part of the restoration, the BN7 underwent a bare-metal repaint in Colorado Red with black coves, with finish work by respected Austin-Healey specialist Sean Johnson. The interior was refurbished in matching black leather with red piping. In 2002, the original engine and transmission were rebuilt, receiving an aftermarket aluminum-alloy oil pan. Recently, sound-deadening material and heat insulation were added under the carpets and firewall to maximize the driving experience. This stunning two-seat Austin- Healey 3000 represents an opportunity not to be missed.