1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I MK1 SOLD
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cars, the 3000 MKI was introduced in March 1959. Capable of nearly 120mph, it was powered by an enlarged 2912cc version of the BMC C-Series straight six engine that developed some 124bhp and 167lbft of torque. Although, equipped with a similar chassis design to its 100/6 forebear, the new model enjoyed notably better braking thanks to the adoption of Girling front discs. Fitted with wire wheels and adjustable front seats as standard, it was available in two-seater (BN7) or 2+2 (BT7) guises.

Finished in red with red leather upholstery, this particular 2+2 example is in very good and presentable condition with regard to its engine, four-speed manual plus overdrive gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, chassis, bodywork, paintwork and wheels / tyres. Noted to have been imported from Oklahoma, USA in 1989, 'SVS 218' is noted to have been stripped and rebuilt during the early 1990s.

As well as being converted to right-hand drive, repainted from bare metal and rewired, the car is understood to have had an engine rebuild by marque specialist Chatham which incorporated a number of sensible tuning modifications such as a fast-road camshaft, ported cylinder head, six-branch exhaust manifold, triple SU carburettors and a geared starter motor.

'SVS 218' has the further advantage of comprehensive weather equipment (hood, sidescreeens and tonneau cover). Displaying just over 98,000 miles, this desirable Big Healey is offered for sale with MOT certificate valid until August 2007 and historic class (free) road tax until March 31st 2007.

Reference Number 4660

as of 10/20/2006

Car 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I MK1
VIN SVS 218 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Red 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Options Exterior: Wire wheels
Interior: Leather interior, Wooden trim 
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