Austin Healey 3000 Mk II Tri Carb Roadster (BT7)
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin Healey
- Model: 3000
- SubModel: Mark II
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: BT7
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 100,691
- VIN: HBT7L15653
- Color: Silver
- Engine size: 2912 cc
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Convertible
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1962 Austin Healey 3000 Mark II
The tri carb model was onlymade in 1962 with a total production of 5096 (BT7-4 seater). During theproduction runHealey introduced the center shift transmissionresulting in only 2130of the side shifttransmissions produced which people often associate with the original Healeys roadsters. VIN15653 is the side shift transmission.
Car was originally purchased in 1996 and would best describe it as driver condition. After enjoying it for a year I decided todo acomplete restoration of the car which was completed by a team of british car specialists and in 2000 the car was finished.It has beenextremely wellmaintained and serviced at the shop that did the restorationyet has only been driven approximately 8,000 milesduringthe past 15 yearsso itstill presents very well. Here are some highlights of the restoration:
Mechanicals: Completely rebuilt motor including decking theblock, apless rings, nd hardened valve seats. Transmission was completey gone through replacing allnecessaryparts including cluster gear and syncros. Rearend was rebuilt replacingthe pumkin/gears and seals. New steering box and related items. All mechanical components were fully rebuilt to original specification.
Note: When I purchased the carthe motordid not have a serial # attached to the block so I cannot verifythat this is the original motor. I can say that when it was pulled out along with the transmission during the restoration they both seemed equally worn which lead me to believe it is the correct matching block, ut again, annot confirm and do not want to misrepresent.
Body and Frame: Removed body and stripped to bare metal with afew patch panelsbeing used (ie lower front fender), therwise, riginal sheetmetal was retained. Removed the bumpers (still have) and filled the remaining holes in rear shroud with aluminum to match.
Note: The car was originally Healey Blue but I decided to go with Jaguar Silver Grey (XKE color). While not an original Healey offering, t certainly looks sharp and peopleoften assume thatit is an original color.
Interior: Full Interior Kit (Black/White piping) wassupplied byHealey Surgeons and professionally installed by restoration shop. The trunk has the armacord and spare tire but does need to have a fewitemscompleted (tie down strap, tc which are included).
Wheels/Tires: Factory correct painted 48 spoke wheels and 65x15 tires.
Weather Equipment: Being a roadster, drive the car sans top and prefer the tonneau cover. However, do have the original soft top, owsand side curtains that go with the car.
Extras: Fog/driving lights (OEM) that still retain their original covers, ston gas cap, lloy valve cover (have original), eriod correct seat belts, nd leather steering wheel wrap.
I have a binder full of receipts and restoration pics that will go to the new owner.
Overall, his is a well sorted and maintained Healey that represents the last of the true roadsters. Itis a car thatloves to be driven and will rewardone with lots of enjoyment.I have owned this "Handsome Brute"fornearly 20 years and while it has provided much fun, t is time to pass along to the next care taker.
Payment Terms: Preferred method is Bank Wire to Wire Transfer, ash (in person) or Certified Check (vehicle will be released when check clears). The successful high bidder will submit a $2,000 non refundable deposit within24 hoursof the close of auction to secure vehicle.Buyer agrees to pay remaining balance due within7 business days of the close of auction. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery/pickup of the vehicle. Buyer is responsible for pickup of vehicle. I reserve the right to end the auction at anytime as it is advertised elsewehere.