|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. II
|Left Hand Drive
|15 February 1962
|31 January 1962
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2024-02-04 09:44:28 | pauls writes:
Car on BaT
Location: Solon, Ohio 44139
47k Miles Shown, TMU
Triple SU Carburetors
4-Speed Manual Transmission w/Overdrive
Blue Vinyl Upholstery
Black Tonneau Cover
15" Knock-Off Wire Wheels
Front Disc Brakes
Lucas Driving Lights
Smiths Heater & Instrumentation
British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Build Sheet
Private Party or Dealer: Dealer
This 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 is a left-hand-drive four-seater roadster that is powered by a 2.9-liter inline-six equipped with triple SU carburetors paired with a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Finished in blue over blue vinyl upholstery, it is further equipped with a black tonneau cover, 15″ knock-off wire wheels, front disc brakes, driving lights, a driver-side mirror, and a heater. The car was acquired by the selling dealer in late 2023, and work performed in preparation for the sale reportedly involved adjusting the timing components, repairing the carburetors, rebuilding the turn signal and horn switch, and replacing the steering wheel, spark plugs, steering idler pulley, tires, and front shock absorbers and control arm bushings. This BT7 is now offered with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate and an Ohio title.
The car was ordered from the factory in Healey Blue and was reportedly refinished under prior ownership. Equipment includes a black tonneau cover, a hood scoop, Lucas driving lights, and a fender-mounted driver ‘s mirror. Paint chips are present, and cracks in the paint on the left quarter panel and trunk lid are visible.
Chrome-finished 15″ wire wheels are secured with two-eared knock-off spinners and were mounted with 165-series Vredestein Sprint Classic tires in preparation for the sale. A spare is stowed in the trunk, and braking is provided by front discs and rear drums. The selling dealer states the front shock absorbers and control arm bushings were also replaced in preparation for the sale.
The 2+2 cabin features front bucket seats and countered rear seats that were re-trimmed in blue vinyl with white piping as well as color-coordinated door panels and carpets. Appointments include a Smiths heater, a dash-mounted rearview mirror, a passenger grab handle, door map pockets, and lap belts for the front occupants. The door seals are dry-rotted.
The banjo-style steering wheel is mounted on an adjustable steering column and fronts Smiths instrumentation consisting of a 120-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and auxiliary gauges for oil pressure, coolant temperature, and fuel level. The turn signal and horn switch were repaired under current ownership, according to the selling dealer. The five-digit odometer shows 47k miles, and total mileage is unknown.
The 2.9-liter inline-six features triple SU carburetors that were repaired and adjusted in preparation for the sale. Additional work performed is said to have involved adjusting the timing components and replacing the spark plugs and steering idler pulley. An oil leak is noted.
The engine stamp corresponds to the engine number listed on the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Rust is visible on the underside, and the selling dealer notes oil leaks from the transmission and differential.
The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate lists original colors, factory equipment, and a dispatch date of February 15, 1962.
The Ohio title lists a “Non-actual warning: odometer discrepancy” mileage notation and is listed as a replacement title.