|Transmission||4 Speed Manual|
|Engine||3000 cc inline 6|
In 1960, “The Motor” magazine tested an Austin-Healey BT7 3000 with overdrive discovering a top speed of 115 MPH and 60 MPH from zero in 11.7 seconds. Costing just £1,326, it seemed a bargain to enthusiasts and racers. Available in 2-seater form (BN7) and 4-seater guise (BT7), the car offered buyers a sweet batch of optional extras like wire wheels, overdrive transmission, laminated windshield, heater, adjustable steering column, detachable hardtop and two-tone paint to complement the standard features like a 3000cc inline 6-cylinder engine with twin SU carburetors and Girling front disc brakes. A popular car, 13,650 MkIs were built, 10,825 of them being BT7s, demonstrating the interest in a little extra space by many customers. Easy to drive and enjoyable, the 3000 Austin-Healeys gave drivers a sporting experience without too much challenge, making them perfect daily drivers. These cars easily elicit images of sprinting along lonely, two-lane stretches of scenic roads, top down for destinations and adventures unknown. Often seen in the shadows of their contemporary Jaguars, Austin-Healey 3000s are really their own beast, offering an individual brand of motoring—lighter and nimbler, with a more direct and straightforward cabin, Austin-Healeys have come well into their own with enthusiasts and collectors alike, prices continually climb for better examples and this is certain to prove as one of those. Restored by marque-expert Kurt Tanner, the car has only traveled about 300 miles since the completion and carries a British Motor Museum Heritage Certificate. Originally built on May 23, 1960, this 3000 MkI BT7 is well optioned with two-tone Healey Blue paint with white coves, blue leather interior, 4-speed manual transmission with electronic overdrive, radio and wire wheels. Powered by the famous 3000cc inline 6-cylinder engine, the car comes complete with restoration photos and jack and tools, including the knock-off hammer. This vehicle is simply stunning! Please contat our office (260)969-5666 or Rich (260)704-0234 for additional information, photos, or video.