1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BT7 CONVERTIBLE - 70792 Sold* at Scottsdale 2009 - Lot #681 1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BT7 CONVERTIBLE //cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/70792/70792_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #681


Auction Scottsdale 2009
Status Sold
Lot 681
Year 1961
Model 3000 BT7
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN HBT7L11954
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 6
Engine Size 177
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL

Lot #681 - The 3000 was produced from 1959 through 1968. The original engine produced 124hp and was capable of about 114 mph. Modifications to the engine throughout the years increased the horsepower to around 148 and the top speed to 121 mph. The size of the car, the power of the engine, and weighing in at around 2,400 lbs made this car responsive, competitive and fun to drive. By most observers' opinion, it was always a great looking car. Offered today is a fine example of an original and true 3000 BT 7 Roadster. Presented in original bright red with black interior and black top, this car is a testament to the proper preservation of an automobile having only been cosmetically restored as needed. The interior was done this year and is very attractive showing, black with red piping on the seats. Also completed this year was the exterior trim, again, lovingly done to very nice standards while retaining correctness. A new top and removable side glass with sliding windows is also included. The exterior was the subject of a careful body-on restoration completed in 2004. This car is extraordinary not just because of its condition, but also because of its options. This car is equipped with significant options such as wire wheels, electric cooling fan, and factory electric overdrive. Factory electric overdrive makes this car a wonderful long distance tourer and remarkably increases the comfort one experiences cruising at high speeds. Ready for touring and open road enjoyment, this 1961 3000 BT 7 Roadster is ready for fun in the sun or on the track. A rare opportunity to own a very legitimate and original Austin-Healey, here is your chance to get into quite an interesting and fun club.