|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. I|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 30 May 2013.
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2013-05-28 15:59:09 | Lofty writes:
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1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK1 BT7 2+2
only 37k miles!
Two owner CA black plate Austin Healey 3000 MK1 BT7 with lovely patina. Popular then, collectable now, and wonderful to drive. Donald Healy's jewel fitted with the melodious 2912 cc inline six cylinder with dual SU Carbs and outfitted with front Girling disc brakes made for a wonderful sports touring car in 1960, and the BT7 2+2 even had room for the "family." The Big Healy's have a stunning low slung look and for the day, possessed brisk performance with 115HP delivering naught to sixty runs of just over 11 seconds. Lavishly appointed in addition to the disc brakes they had 4 speed gearboxes with overdrive, wire wheels and an adjustable steering column and heater.
This big Healey came to its present owner in 1977 at that time it already had had its re-spray to silver. Clearly she has loved the car for many years driving it only on special occasions and sunny days. The car is remarkably well preserved and is an excellent driver; mileage at just over 37k miles is accurate. The car appears quite original excepting the color change and an interesting Pontiac center console and roll bar. Both easily removed. Interior carpet, seats, dash and door panels appear original and no evidence of rust can be found. The underside is sanitary and evidences its low mileage. The marvelous six is strong pulls hard at low revs and up through its rev range and exhibits no smoke on start up or acceleration. Suspension and steering are tight and the car shifts crisply and smooth. Brake are positive. Instruments all work as does its electronic overdrive. The car comes with its original side curtains and its soft top erector kit but no canvas. The car is also fitted with the very rare Hard Top and it is in very nice nick and finished in black.
Overall this MK1 presents itself very honestly; paint is good and care was used in its application estimated to have occurred around 1975. Little if any tape off overspray so its bits must have been removed when painted. Chrome and bright work are nice not pitted yet are original. Glass all appears original as does plexi in the side panels. The engine bay is tidy and original sans some modern hose clamps, but definitely nice. Some small evidence of oil seepage but no leaks. The car fires up instantly even when really cold, idles and runs very smooth and quiet. Exhaust is dual and not stock but also not loud it burbles nicely.