1962 Austin Healey 3000
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Last update: 29.04.2017
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|Trim:||Rare BN7, Tri Carb, 2 Seater|
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1962 Austin Healey 3000 for sale
Only 355 BN7 2-seaters were built by Austin Healey. of which only approximately 220 are thought to still exist. To make the car even more valuable and rare. this Austin Healey is equipped with the highly coveted center shift 4-speed overdrive gearbox. Only 125 BN7 2-seaters were equipped with this gearbox. with most BN7 models being equipped with the earlier side-shift gearbox. Roughly. nly 68 are thought to have been produced in LHD configuration
This magnificent BN7 Healey was professionally restored by a marque specialist . ith everything replaced or rebuilt. The gearbox and overdrive were completely rebuilt. and the engine was rebuilt to operate on modern unleaded fuel. This car features an optional extremely rare 2 seater removable hardtop ( can be included at additional price). and has the original headliner and rear window. all of which are in superb condition. Includes new convertible top. restored side curtains and new tonneau cover.
It was manufactured at the end of March 1962. making it one of the final true two seater Healeys built. Production of the BN7 ceased in April 1962
Since restoration. the car has been driven only 75 miles. we will drive it for another handful of miles to test all systems.
The Heritage Certificate is included with the purchase of the car.Vehicle specifications:Trans: four speed with overdrive on third and fourth gearsExterior: Old English White & Colorado RedInterior: Red leather with cream piping. Wilton wool carpets. Condition: Excellent. Fully restored. body off. nbsp;every part. tested. checked. restored. refinished. nbsp;rebuilt. or replaced1961 to 1962 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BN7 History:
“In May of 1961 BMC upgraded their flagship model with three SU HS4 carburetors. modified valve springs and a new camshaft. Called the MKII. it was an alternative to the Jaguar E-Type.
The MKII was initially offered as an occasional 4-seat roadster called the BT7 or the 2-seat variant from known as the BN7. Both versions used flat front windscreens and detachable side curtains in the style of a roadster. The rear panel of the BT7 was cut out much deeper towards the truck to make room of the small jumper seats in the rear. As a result. almost all the road race and rally cars were built on the BN7 platform.
Later cars came equipped with a center-located top-loader transmission and a fiberglass transmission tunnel. Of these the BN7. top-loader is an especially rare and desirable combination.
Like the earlier 3000s. the MKII featured BMC's C-Series six-cylinder engine with a 4-speed + overdrive gearbox. It used a separate ladder-type frame and a steel body.
Production of the MKII BN7 was very limited to only 355 cars. Only 125 of the center shift BN7 were produced
The BT7 4-seat roadster vastly more common at 5. 96 units.
MKII configuration changed significantly in late 1962 with the introduction of the BJ7 Sports Convertible. It replaced both models with a fully-collapsible soft top. wind-up windows and a curved front window.We have more photos and a video available for viewing on our website. For any additional information please contact Kim Baker at 413-329-0214.
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