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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1960 – 1962
built atAbington, England
price $$ 3,699
positionFront, Longitunal
ignitionLucas E1 Distributor
block materialCast Iron
valvetrainPushrod OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedTwin SU HS4 Carburetors
displacement2912 cc / 177.7 in³
bore83.3 mm / 3.28 in
stroke88.9 mm / 3.5 in
power98.4 kw / 132 bhp @ 4750 rpm
specific output45.33 bhp per litre
bhp/weight122.45 bhp per tonne
torque226.42 nm / 167.0 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
body / frameSteel Body w/Aluminum Panels over Steel Ladder-Type Frame
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tires5.9×15
rear tires5.9×15
front brakesGirling Discs
rear brakesDrums
r brake size57.1 x 279.4 mm / 2.25 x 11 in
front wheelsF 38.1 x -1.0 cm / 15 x -1.0 in
steeringCam & Peg
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Shock Absorber, Stabilzer Bar
r suspensionSolid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, Hydrualic Shock Absorbers
curb weight1078 kg / 2375 lbs
wheelbase2340 mm / 92.1 in
front track1240 mm / 48.8 in
rear track1270 mm / 50.0 in
length4000 mm / 157.5 in
width1540 mm / 60.6 in
height1240 mm / 48.8 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
tran clutchSingle Dry Plate
gear ratios2.93:1, 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 eu12 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