Lot #972.2 - Austin-Healey started sports car production in 1953 with the successful 100-4 model. This model was developed into a 6 cylinder known as the 100-6 which was then improved into the famous Big Healey, the 3000, introduced in 1959. With more horsepower, greater torque, and stopping power to match from standard front disc brakes. A legend was born as the quintessential British sports car. This exceptional 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI BT-7 roadster offered for sale here was recently purchased from its original second owner of 1963. It has just completed a fresh, nut and bolt, body-off-the-chassis, rotisserie restoration by premier marquee specialist, Kurt Tanner Restorations. It is finished in its rare and desirable factory color scheme of black with red leather trim, which is original to this car, as documented by its BMIHT certificate and photo album of the complete restoration. Details include new bare-metal show quality body and paint work, new chrome, rubber, interior kit with leather seats, top and side screen set with bag, windshield, five new 60-spoke chrome wire wheels with radial tires, new wiring harness and electrics, exhaust system, totally rebuilt engine, transmission, suspension, steering, brakes, etc. This vehicle has been restored with absolute authenticity and correctness in mind, and the finest materials have been used. All work and detailing has been carried out to Austin-Healey Club Gold concours standards. With only a few percent of factory cars produced in this rare and striking color scheme, this is an exceptional motorcar. It has been meticulously and professional restored by the marque's leading expert. A rare opportunity to purchase one of the finest Big Healeys on the current market.