1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MkII BN7 Tri-Carb/Center shift Healey Lane Restoration

Price: US $99,990.00 Item location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Austin
  • SubModel: 3000 BN7 MK2
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1962
  • Mileage: 8,000
  • VIN: HBN7-L / 17803
  • Color: Blue
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1962 Austin 3000 BN7 MK2

1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II

BN7 Two-Seater/Numbers Matching

1 of 125 Tri-Carbs with Center Shift

Restoration by Healey Lane

Stock # 0716 VIN # HBN7-L / 17803

Engine # 29E-RU-H/4380

Body # 18435

Numbers Matching/Original Color Specification 84,937 Original Chassis Miles

Full frame off restoration less than 8,000 miles ago Healey Blue (Ice Blue) BU2 with Blue Leather and White Piping

Blue Hood (Top) and Blue Tonneau

4-speed with electric overdrive (factory center shift)

BMC Heritage Trust Certified Copy of Factory Record

Restoration by Tom Rocke of Healey Lane

Clean and clear title

The Austin Healey is the quintessential English sports car that really helped spark the U.S. interest in open sports car driving. Although many of these cars flooded our shores, ust a few low-production models have captured the eyes of savvy collectors. Outside of the 100M’s, he BN7 3000 Mk II Tri-Carbs have become highly sought after. Unfortunately, ery few were built and even fewer have survived.

This Healey was built between February10th and 12th, 962 and delivered to a dealer in Chicago sometime around April 1962. It was among the very last triple carburetor models built. Only 125 2-seat, riple carburetor models with a center-mounted shifter were exported to North America out of the 141 built for the world. These “Tri-Carbs” were built as a homologation for the racing program in which Austin Healey was involved

The first owner drove the car for approximately 10-years at which time a partial restoration was begun but never finished. At some point during the late 1970s the car was sold to a buyer in Texas. That owner took the car completely apart planning on a complete restoration. The restoration was never performed and a buyer in eastern Canada purchased the disassembled Healey with the intention of rebuilding the car.

After many years of being in pieces, om Rocke of Healey Lane, very well known and respected Healey mark specialist, urchased this example with all the boxes of original parts. He then spent several years bringing this beautiful and rare car back to life. This was a complete bare metal/frame off restoration at the highest level. Accuracy and quality were paramount. Every part on the car was either restored to original condition or replaced with new. The upholstery and carpet is by Heritage Upholstery and Trim of Blaine, ashington, nown for their very high quality English car factory replacements. A custom carpeted wedge was made for the passenger side, hich is located under the carpeting and creating a very comfortable foot rest for the passenger.

The current owner purchased this car fresh from restoration in August of 2002. The initial goal was to show the car a bit and then use it as a local weekend cruiser.

This Healey took First Place in an Austin Healey Association car show and Second Place in the Newport Beach Concours de Elegance.

This car came from the factory with the following fitted equipment:

Wire wheels- 60 spokes and painted

Now fitted with 72 spoke chrome and stainless steel wheels

Electric overdrive

Heater

Adjustable steering column

Laminated windscreen

Road Speed Tyres – now fitted with Michelin ZX steel belted radial ply tires

The engine is a 6 cylinder, n-line, ater cooled 2912 cc generating 136 BHP at 4750 rpm.

There are 3 SU semi-down draft carburetors, aking this care unique among Austin Healeys.

The current owner is a long time collector car enthusiast and took exceptional care of this Healey. No maintenance was ever over-looked and had frequent oil services performed as well as being driven on a regular basis. Besides having Healey Lane perform some of the initial services during the “break-in” period, ome of the top local British car specialists have looked after the car. Recent/significant services include:

Oil and filter change

New battery

New battery cables

New valve cover gasket

Valve adjustment

Carburetors adjusted and balanced

General inspection

This example is in exceptional condition. The paint looks great with light to minimal signs of wear. The chrome has no signs of pitting. The interior looks equally nice. The leather shows almost no signs of wear. The vinyl top and detachable side windows were brand new 14 years ago and have only been installed twice – once 14 years ago and again for the photos accompanying this description.

The rest of the time they were carefully packed and stored away. The car was always driven with the tonneau cover in place, nd only open for the driver when no passenger was in the car.

This Austin Healey drives great. It shifts smoothly in all gears and the electric overdrive works with the flip of a switch in either 3rd or 4th gear. The overdrive makes freeway speeds a pleasure with the rpms around 3000.

The car has current California registration good through August, 016.

This car comes with 2 sets of keys, ool roll with tools, ustom tool roll case, cissor jack, hor knock- off hammer with custom case, rotective Knock Off Wrench™, ustom car cover, riginal factory sales brochure, riginal factory color brochure, oad & Track book on Austin Healey, 953 Motor Trend on Austin Healey and the following books and manuals: Healey Owners Handbook, ustin Healey 3000 Driver’s Handbook, MC Austin Healey Workshop Manual, utopress Workshop Manual for Austin Healey, ustin Healey Owners Workshop Manual, ustin Healey 3000 Service Parts List, nd Austin Healey Tech Talk by Norman Nock.

If you have any questions, lease do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com For tons of pictures, o to: http://www.AutoKennel.com

This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, ritten or implied. In some cases, he vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, he above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.