1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BN7 ROADSTER - 75004 Sold* at Palm Beach 2009 - Lot #650 1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BN7 ROADSTER https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/75004/75004_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #650   1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BN7 ROADSTER
Auction Palm Beach 2009
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 650
Year 1960
Make AUSTIN-HEALEY
Model 3000 BN7
Style ROADSTER
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN HBN7L189
Exterior Color BLACK/IVORY
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 6
Engine Size 3000CC
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Lot #650 - One of the most desired Healeys to own is the two-seater version of the 3000 MKI roadster with its simple to tune H6 carburetors. It retains the classic elegance of the 100-4 two-seater configuration enhanced by the longer wheel base of the big Healey. Features such as the 145hp, 3.0L engine, disc brakes, alloy body panels and weighing in under 2,400 lbs make this car deliver driving performance far above the early cars and only dreamed of by the later heavier touring cabriolets. There were less than 1,200 of these rare cars made, which makes it a stand-out at Healey meets and car shows. This exceptional stunning example shown here has benefitted from an exhaustive nut and bolt, fully documented, ground-up restoration by Tom Rocke, Healey Lane Restorations of Riverside, California. The exterior has been painted with two-stage urethane paint of black over ivory and polished to a high-gloss finish. The interior has Amblia covered seats done in black with ivory piping, black wool carpets, leather covered dash with rebuilt and recalibrated original gauges, new steering wheel, new front windscreen, new side curtains, black English canvas softtop and black tonneau cover. The transmission and engine have been rebuilt using all new components and accessorized with jet-coat manifolds and stainless steel exhaust system. Additionally, the radiator has been re-cored and the fuel tank has been refurbished with a lifetime warranty. To complete the restoration, Dunlop chrome wire wheels with 175R15 Radial Road Speed tires have been installed, including the spare. This recently restored example has only been driven a few test miles to ensure the work performance was of the highest quality. It is fresh and ready for the next owner to enjoy on the open road or concourse circuit. The car comes with fully photo documented restoration and British Heritage Industry Motor Trust certificate.
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