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1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI - BT7 Four Seater

Make: Austin-Healey
Model: 3000
Trim: BT7
Year: 1960
Mileage: 31,786
VIN: H-BT7-L/2394
Color: Red
Engine: 2348
Cylinders: 6
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: West Friendship, Maryland, United States

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 Additional Info:

For your consideration, a 1960 Austin Healey 3000 MK1, BT7 (four seater).

Chassis Number H-BT7-L/2394

Engine Number 29D-RU-H/277

Body Number 2348

Mileage 31786

Color Exterior Colorado Red with Black alcoves

Interior Trim Black with red piping

Top Color Black

Build Date June 30, 1959

This a very nice 1960 Austin Healey 3000 MKI - BT7. The car was produced in their first year of the 3000 model production run. The car was professionally restored in 2008 and cared for ever since. I purchased the car in 2014 from the owner who restored the car and I have all his original restoration paperwork. The car is in excellent condition. Mechanically runs and drives as it should Overdrive works as it should. Wire wheels. Top is in good condition with a minor imperfection. The paint has a few imperfections from normal driving and enjoyment which have been identified in the pictures.

Included with the car:

New Austin Healey 3000 car cover

Jack and Tools including the knock off block

New badge bar (not currently installed)

New pair of driving lamps for mounting on badge bar (not currently installed)

Any questions, please contact me at executivehouse@msn.com or call me at (443)656-8308

Car is being sold in “as is” condition with no implied warranties.

Austin Healey Background:

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-Healey 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-Healey have come well into their own with enthusiasts and collectors alike.