1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MkISOLD

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Registration No: Eu-Reg
Engine No: 29D-U-H/19471
CC: 2912
Colour: Colorado Red
Trim Colour: Black / Red
MOT: None

Reference Number 119235

as of 3/18/2011

Overview
Car 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MkI
VIN H-BT7/11232 
Mileage 5,600 miles 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

The 'Big' Healey enjoyed steady development, with the early four-cylinder cars giving way to the 100-Six in 1956, which in turn was replaced by the first of the 3000s in 1959. By now the engine capacity had risen to 2912cc and the power output to 124bhp - sufficient to grace the standard car with a 0-60mph time of 11.4 seconds and a top speed of 114mph. There was the option of Laycock de Normanville overdrive for the four-speed gearbox and braking had been improved by the adoption of discs at the front. There were two body options - a two-seater (BN7) or occasional four-seater (BT7). By the time the MKI 3000 was superseded by the MKII in 1961, a total of 2,825 BN7s and 10,825 BT7s had been produced.

 

The MKI 3000 now on offer is an occasional four-seater (BT7) example manufactured in 1960. It sports Colorado Red bodywork and a Red-piped Black leather interior. According to an open endorsement penned in November 1997 by G P Stevenson of Stevensons's Garage of Barrow-On-Soar, Leicestershire, it is evident that chassis H-BT7/11232 was treated to an extensive restoration in the 1980s, following which it was apparently placed third in the concours event at the 1989 International Healey Weekend. The 1997 report went on to note, "Every aspect of the car is still excellent, both bodily and mechanically. It is certainly a credit to its owner." Entering the current family ownership via the H&H sale of February 2001, the MKI 3000 is considered by the vendor to be in "excellent" condition with regard to its coachwork, engine, transmission and interior trim, while he rates its paintwork as "near perfect". This very handsome car features a period Moto Lita woodrim steering wheel and chrome wing-mounted racing mirrors, and comes complete with driver's handbook, workshop manual and a range of new and secondhand spares.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This vehicle is currently registered in Eire and will therefore need to be re-registered with the appropriate authority if it is to be used in another country. It was formerly UK registered with the DVLA as 'RSU 953'.