Austin Healey 3000 1960 MK I Works Rally Replica


Chassis No.   HBT7/11231

Engine No.    29D/RU/H19090

Body No.       11108

Registration. 1616 UM


Austin Healey 3000 MKI BT7 (4-seater), built July 1960 is an Original UK home market RHD car as confirmed by the chassis number & heritage certificate.


The car underwent a full restoration in the early 1990’s to BMC ‘Works Rally’ specification. During the restoration, the original side change gearbox was removed and replaced with the much-improved centre change 3000 MKIII BJ8 version.


Between 2001 and 2012 the car was used extensively for classic rallying by the previous owner, including HRCR events and HERO rallies.


Acquired by the current owner in September 2012 for hill climbing and road rally use, extensive development and investment has been carried out as follows:


Engine & Transmission:

Complete engine rebuild in 2014, including:

Lightweight forged pistons.

DWR8 camshaft.

Lightened flywheel & uprated clutch.

Fully balanced bottom end.

Gas flowed & polished cylinderhead with competition valves.

Triple SU 2” HD8 carburettors.

Tubular exhaust manifold & performance side exhaust system.

Uprated overdrive.



Front & rear suspension overhaul including competition poly bushes front & rear.

Uprated front & rear shock absorbers.

Uprated front springs and competition rear leaf springs.

New front & rear hubs plus competition wheel bearings.

Uprated 3/4 inch front anti roll bar.

Fitted with new Avon CR6ZZ performance tyres.



Original works hardtop. Fully overhauled. New paintwork, seals & headlining.

Works style scuttle cold air scoop fitted to front shroud.

Works type mesh radiator grille fitted.



Interior overhauled, including new carpets & side trim panels.

Wood rim steering wheel, gear lever and competition overdrive switch.

New leather Ridgard period rally seats.

New Willans 4-point competition seat harnesses.

New Willans electrically triggered fire extinguisher system.

Retrotrip rally clock.

Interior ventilation improved with side screen vents and interior cold air blower.


This desirable UK RHD works rally replica is offered for sale on behalf of the current owner and is complete with detailed restoration, history and receipt file verifying the mileage and expenditure over the past 30 years. Presented with UK V5C Registration Document, Heritage certificate and MOT history log.


Supplied as a turn-key car ready to be enjoyed.




For further information on this car or to arrange a viewing or test drive, please contact us on our email address at or call our workshop on +44 01926 499000


Austin Healey specialist | JME Healeys | Warwick

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