1962 Austin Healey 3000 MKII BN7 Tri-Carb 2 Seater, with center shift
- Make: Austin Healey
- Model: 3000
- Trim: Rare BN7, Tri Carb, 2 Seater
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 54,808
- VIN: HBN 7L/18232
- Color: White
- Engine size: Straight-6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
- Interior color: Red
- Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1962 Austin Healey 3000 Rare BN7, Tri Carb, 2 SeaterOur1962 Austin Healey 3000 MKII BN7 Tri-Carb 2 Seater is truly a rare find, and is arguably the purest and most beautiful Austin Healey model.
Only 355 BN7 2-seaters were built by Austin Healey, of which only approximately 220 are thought to still exist.To make the car even more valuable and rare, this Austin Healey is equipped with the highly coveted center shift 4-speed overdrive gearbox. Only 125BN7 2-seaters were equipped with this gearbox, with most BN7 models being equipped with the earlier side-shift gearbox.Roughly,only 68 are thought to have been producedin LHD configuration
This magnificent BN7 Healey was professionally restored by a marque specialis, with everything replaced or rebuilt. The gearbox and overdrive were completely rebuilt, and the engine was rebuilt to operate on modern unleaded fuel. This car features an optional extremely rare 2 seater removable hardtop ( can be included at additional price), and has the original headliner and rear window, all of which are in superb condition. Includes new convertible top, restored side curtains and new tonneau cover.
It wasmanufacturedat the end of March 1962, making it one of the final true two seaterHealeys built. Production of the BN7 ceased in April 1962
Since restoration, the car has been driven only 75 miles, we will drive it for another handful of miles to test all systems.
The Heritage Certificate is included with the purchase of the car.Vehicle specifications:
- Trans: four speed with overdrive on third and fourth gears
- Exterior:Old English White & Colorado Red
- Interior: Red leather with cream piping, Wilton wool carpets.
- Condition: Excellent, Fully restored, body off,every part, tested, checked, restored, refinished,rebuilt, or replaced
“In May of 1961 BMC upgraded their flagship model with three SU HS4 carburetors, modified valve springs and a new camshaft. Called the MKII, it was an alternative to the Jaguar E-Type.
The MKII was initially offered as an occasional 4-seat roadster called the BT7 or the 2-seat variant from known as the BN7. Both versions used flat front windscreens and detachable side curtains in the style of a roadster. The rear panel of the BT7 was cut out much deeper towards the truck to make room of the small jumper seats in the rear. As a result, almost all the road race and rally cars were built on the BN7 platform.
Later cars came equipped with a center-located top-loader transmission and a fiberglass transmission tunnel. Of these the BN7, top-loader is an especially rare and desirable combination.
Like the earlier 3000s, the MKII featured BMC’s C-Series six-cylinder engine with a 4-speed + overdrive gearbox. It used a separate ladder-type frame and a steel body.
Production of the MKII BN7 was very limited to only 355 cars. Only 125 of the center shift BN7 were produced
The BT7 4-seat roadster vastlymore common at 5,096 units.
MKII configuration changed significantly in late1962 with the introduction of the BJ7 Sports Convertible. It replaced both models with a fully-collapsible soft top, wind-up windows and a curved front window.We have more photos and avideo available for viewing on our website.For any additional information please contact Kim Baker at 413-329-0214.