Austin-Healey 3000 Mk1
red / black
Price On Application
The “Big Healey” retained the essence of its curvaceous long hood/short deck predecessor, the Austin-Healey 100/4 roadster of 1953. Designed as a sports car and very successful in rallying and racing, the Austin Healey had by 1961 evolved into the far more civilized and capable machine. The enlargement of its C-Series six-cylinder engine to 2,912cc and the adoption of Girling front disc brakes differentiated the new-for-1959 Austin-Healey 3000 from the preceding 100/6. In ‘3000’ form the rugged Austin six delivered 124bhp at 4,600rpm, good enough for a top speed in overdrive of 177 km/h with the optional hardtop in place.
Fin/EU registered. BT7 4-seater open top sports model. Equipped with tonneau cover. Side windows and soft top negotiable but the tonneau cover works really well in rain. Bought to Finland from a US auction in 1989. Restored in early 1990’s. British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate of originality confirms the following original specification; ext colour Colorado Red, trim Red, hood Black. The trim colour has later been changed to black.
Factory equipment; wire wheels, heater, adjustable steering column, laminated windscreen, overdrive, road speed tyres.
Matching numbers engine.
Recent major improvements including new front brakes, engine bay detailing, new wiring loom, new chrome wire wheels etc. Registered in Finnish “museum plates” in 2015 – includes inspection for originality.
Located 30mins from Helsinki airport, we will collect from arrivals and you can make the trip in one day from most major European airports. Worldwide shipping. Please note all viewings are by appointment only.