1962 Austin Healey 3000 MKII BT7 Tri-carb
The Austin Healey 3000 MK II was released in May 1961 with the introduction of triple SU carburettors, a new camshaft, and new vertical style grille. The engine now boasted 132BHP. The triple SU carburettors were very much a status symbol, with the cost of installing and updating this setup costly and complex, production reverted back to two carburettors in June 1962 with the introduction of the BJ7 model. Midway through MKII production the gearbox was upgraded to the much improved centre change type gearbox that then ran to the end of Austin Healey production in 1967.
Only 5096 MKII BT7 3000’s were produced over 1961-1962.
Originally built in February 1962, and imported back to the UK in 2007, Austin Healey 3000 Mk II chassis H-BT7-L/18153 was restored and completed in June 2011. This Mk II is a genuine North American Export car. Original destination was New York.
Restored by Granville Engineering of Canning Town, London. During the cars restoration it was converted to RHD specification and painted the most iconic Austin Healey colour of Healey Blue over Old English White.
Engine and centre change gearbox are original with correct matching numbers. Engine rebuilt by Richard Parker Race Engines to fast road specification. Performance improvements include a lightweight flywheel, unleaded conversion, high-capacity oil filter, alloy sump & 123 electronic ignition. Gearbox rebuilt by Hardy engineering. Additional upgrades include an uprated fuel pump, electronic cooling fan, adjustable steering column, overdrive and new 72 spoke wire wheels
Restored on the cars original chassis, the car has excellent panel gaps and lines, the car was rebuilt using all its original outer body panels and the car retains its the original chassis, body and engine number plates. Paintwork quality is excellent.
An all blue interior correct for the 2-tone colour scheme comes with blue leather seats with white piping. A lower seat cushion is supplied for a taller driver to provide more cockpit space. A Blue hood and tonneau cover along with sidescreens complete the wet weather gear. A 15 inch wood rim Motolita steering wheel finishes and complements the cockpit. A classic radio is installed under the dashboard with a single speaker. This has the capability to be connected to a music device via a jack lead.
Fully documented rebuild with photo album along with itemised parts & labour invoices file. A folder also accompanies the car detailing shows and events the car had been presented along with class winning certificates.
This desirable and rare 3000 Mk II is offered for sale in the most iconic Healey colours and is supplied with UK V5C Registration Document, Heritage certificate, 2 sets of keys, a spare wheel spanner and hammer.
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