|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. II||Colorado Red|
|Left Hand Drive|
|October 1961||United States|
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2013-03-31 00:23:07 | pauls writes:
Car was at auction 2/13
Race Retro & Classic Car Sale
1961 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II Works Rally Replica
Lot No.: 240
Registration: UJB 147
Chassis Number: H-BT7-L/15717
Engine Number: 29E-RU-H/2151
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1961
Estimate (£): 55,000 - 65,000
Sold for (£): Unsold
This BT7 MkII Austin Healey 3000 was built in 1961 and exported new to Philadelphia, USA. It wasn't until 1994 that the car was returned to the UK as a completed restoration project. It was intended to be rebuilt as a faithful replica of the famous works rally car, which ran on 'ARX' registration plates.
Fitted with an all aluminium body the attention to detail is fantastic. It has the correct 'works' style external jacking points and the modified boot lid that allows room for twin spare wheels. It also has the works-style long range aluminium fuel tank. An original hardtop is fitted with the works-style air vent and the correct grill and spotlights have been fitted for the year of the car.
The engine runs with triple SU HD8 carburettors and it was built using many Denis Welch parts, such as an alloy head and inlet manifolds, forged pistons and a fast road camshaft with modified cam followers and a lightened cam gear. Mated to the engine is a straight cut gearbox with the correct original works 'Tulip Rally' ratios.
Uprated suspension is fitted all round, with the use of larger BJ8 type shockers fitted on the rear. A tandem master cylinder system provides braking with adjustable AP brake biasing installed. Thicker front discs and larger calipers have been fitted along with a Denis Welch rear brake disc conversion.
The interior of the car has been kept as 'period' apart from the fitting of a roll cage. The correct bucket seats and full harness belts are also fitted, along with many other rally orientated enhancements. For example a Brantz Retrotrip 'Classique' tripmeter is fitted and a 12v four socket outlet has also been built in for the intercom, interior light and GPS systems.
Since being rebuilt, it has competed in many prestigious rallies such as the Liege-Rome-Liege rally, Tours Des Alpes, the Coupes Des Alpes, and also the Morges British Classic Rally in Switzerland. Now fresh and ready to go, with FIVA papers, all it needs now is a driver!
2019-07-06 00:53:54 | Les Mcguffog writes:
Car brought back to UK in the 90s
Rebuilt as a replica of a works car and converted to RHD.
First UK registered in 2000