1960→1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI BT7


1960→1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI BT7

In an attempt to rebrand the Austin Healey, it was renamed the 3000 that represented the car’s 3-liter engine.

This model was replaced outright with the 3000 MKII which featured three SU HS4 carburetors

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1960 – 1962
built at Abington, England
price $ $ 3,699
engine Straight-6
position Front, Longitunal
aspiration Natural
ignition Lucas E1 Distributor
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain Pushrod OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Twin SU HS4 Carburetors
displacement 2912 cc / 177.7 in³
bore 83.3 mm / 3.28 in
stroke 88.9 mm / 3.5 in
compression 9.03:1
power 98.4 kw / 132 bhp @ 4750 rpm
specific output 45.33 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 122.45 bhp per tonne
torque 226.42 nm / 167.0 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
body / frame Steel Body w/Aluminum Panels over Steel Ladder-Type Frame
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 5.9×15
rear tires 5.9×15
front brakes Girling Discs
rear brakes Drums
r brake size 57.1 x 279.4 mm / 2.25 x 11 in
front wheels F 38.1 x -1.0 cm / 15 x -1.0 in
steering Cam & Peg
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Shock Absorber, Stabilzer Bar
r suspension Solid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Hydrualic Shock Absorbers
curb weight 1078 kg / 2375 lbs
wheelbase 2340 mm / 92.1 in
front track 1240 mm / 48.8 in
rear track 1270 mm / 50.0 in
length 4000 mm / 157.5 in
width 1540 mm / 60.6 in
height 1240 mm / 48.8 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
tran clutch Single Dry Plate
gear ratios 2.93:1, 2.05:1, 1.31:1, 1.00:1
top speed ~185.1 kph / 115.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~11.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~36.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~17.0 seconds
combined fuel econ eu 12 L/100 km or 19.60 mpg-us

Auction Sales History

1960→1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI BT7

1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK I BT7 HBT7L 9299 – sold for $56,100 Expertly restored example of the Big Healey. Classic British Racing Green over Beige livery. Delivered new to Canada with a long list of options. Great classic for weekend drives or rallies. Offered with comprehensive history file and Heritage Trust Certificate.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auction 2015 by Bonhams
1960→1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI BT7

1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I BT7 H-BT7-L/13442 – sold for $71,500 Extensive Restoration and Striking Colors. An Early Example of the Venerable 3000 Model. Prepared by a Veteran British Car Concours Judge. Complete with British Motor Heritage Trust Certifcate. An Ideal All-Around Sports Car.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company

1960→1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI BT7

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark I BT7 Roadster H-BT7-L/2348

The numbers-matching, left-hand drive car presented here has benefited from a total nut-and-bolt, frame-off restoration by Tom and Randee Rocke of Healey Lane in Riverside, California. Beautifully finished in Gun Metal Gray over Colorado Red, it has a completely new interior, with red seats with red piping, matching wool carpets and panels, a new trunk kit, new side curtains, a black soft top, and a black tonneau cover. The engine, transmission, overdrive, and all ancillary systems were fully rebuilt using all-new parts, as were virtually all other mechanical components of the car. The 185×15 road speed tires turn on Dunlop 60-spoke chrome wire wheels.

Auction Source: 2013 Amelia Island by Rm Auctions