Austin-Healey’s handsome new 100/4 entered the market in 1953 with a 2.6-liter four-cylinder engine in a traditional chassis with independent front suspension and a live rear axle. A new grille and a 2.6-liter straight six yielded the 100/6 in 1957, which was in turn replaced by the 3000 of 1959. Big news for the 3000 included front disc brakes and a 124-hp 2,912cc straight-six. Available in two and four-seat versions, almost 14,000 were sold before it was replaced with the 3000 MkII in 1961. The big difference was a triple-carburetor engine rated at 132 horsepower.
All Healey 3000s are powerful, good looking and very collectible. The two most popular models are the two-seat, three-carb MkII.
This fine 'big Healey' is left-hand drive BT7 (2+2) model built for the North American market, despatched from the factory to San Francisco, California in February 1962. The desirable overdrive transmission, adjustable steering column, heater, laminated windscreen and wire wheels are among the original items of equipment listed on the accompanying BMIHT certificate. Re-imported into the UK circa 1996, the Healey was then stripped to a bare chassis and bodyshell and rebuilt with new floor panels, sills and outriggers. New interior trim, carpets and hood were fitted also, while other noteworthy features include a tonneau cover and an electric radiator cooling fan. Immediately after the previous owner purchased the car in 1997 the mechanicals were totally rebuilt and the engine fitted with a new cylinder block (complete short engine with pistons, crankshaft, etc). The gearbox was rebuilt and the speedometer was replaced, hence the low recorded mileage. During the current ownership in 2019 the Healey has received all new body panels, and a complete respray in stunning blue over white coachwork complemented by cream leather with blue piping. The car has been stored in a heated garage in its present Healey Owners Club members ownership and used sparingly, on sunny days only. Accompanying documentation consists of the aforementioned BMIHT certificate and an old UK V5 registration document for the age-related mark 'XFO 226'. The car comes with a host of new spares including a chrome rocker cover and chrome wire wheel with new tyre.
|Engine||2.912 ccm, 134 PS, I6|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Light Blue / White|
|Color - interior||Beige|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||311 mls|
|Chassis / VIN||H-BT7-L/16109|
|Location - Country||Czech Rep.|
|Location - City||Hradec Kralove|
2-door roadster body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 2912 cm3, advertised power: 98.5 kW / 132 hp / 134 PS (net gross), torque: 226 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4001 mm, width: 1524 mm, wheelbase: 2337 mm; reference weights: shipping weight 1080 kg, base curb weight: 1118 kg; top speed: 182 km/h (113 mph); accelerations: 0-60 mph 9.2 s; 0-100 km/h 9.8 s
Hradec Kralove, Czechia