1959 Austin-Healey 3000
MK 1 BT7 2+2 -
VIN #: HBT7L / 3686
3027BT7 L / 3629
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual Dog-Leg Reverse
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: White
Price: $41,900 (Reduced from $55,000)
Austin-Healey entered the market in 1952 as a British sports car maker through a joint venture between the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation (BMC), and the Donald Healey Motor Company. The newly formed partnership debuted their first Austin-Healey 100 in 1953, followed by the Austin-Healey 100-6 from 1956-1959. Production of the 3000 MKI began in March of 1959 and offered two open-top variations. This included the BN7 two-seater and the BT7 2+2 four-seater model. The 3000 earned its name from the new 2,912cc six-cylinder engine under the hood, equipped with twin SU HD6 carburetors. To ensure maximum braking power with the new 124 horsepower engine, Austin-Healey added Girling front disc brakes.
This particular model is a 1959 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI BT7. This pristine example is a BT7 2+2, which includes an additional 2 seats. This is confirmed with the BT7 body number found under the hood. This car features the rare optional Laycock de Normanville overdrive and is one of 10,825 MKI’s ever produced. The overdrive, which can be engaged by a toggle switch, operates on third and fourth gears, to produce a total of six gear ratios. This vehicle is COMPLETELY RUST FREE and includes the Heritage Certificate. All maintenance documents are available as well.
Heritage Certificate Included
Functioning Laycock de Normanville Overdrive
New tires with less than 200mi
Heating system ductwork replaced
Curb Weight - 2465 lbs
Top Speed - 110 MPH
Average estimated MPG - 19.9
New Clutch - Less than 1 year
Motor Rebuilt - Less than 3 years ago
Carburetors Rebuilt - Less than 3 years ago
Interior Replaced - 2 years ago
Suspension Rebuilt - 3 years ago
Brakes Rebuilt - 1 year ago
Heating System Ductwork - Replaced
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