|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. I||Florida Green|
|Left Hand Drive||Grey|
|17 September 1959|
|1 September 1959||United States|
|1960||Florida Green / Old English White|
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Record Creation: Entered on 19 August 2019.
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2019-08-19 10:56:59 | pauls writes:
Car on BAT
Location: Baldwinsville, New York 13027
62k Indicated Miles, TMU
5-Speed Toyota Manual Transmission
Florida Green/Old English White
Beige Vinyl Interior
Soft Top & Tonneau Cover
Knock-Off Alloy Wheels
Private Party or Dealer: Private Party
This 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 is a left-hand-drive Mk I BT7 model which is powered by a numbers-matching 2,912cc inline-six coupled with a Toyota five-speed manual gearbox. The seller acquired the car as a project four years ago, reportedly from the nephew of its original owner in Pennsylvania. A subsequent refurbishment included damage repair, a repaint in Florida Green and Old English White, the gearbox conversion, cylinder head work, installation of Minilite-style wheels, and more. This BT7 is offered with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, a tonneau cover and soft top, refurbishment records, and transferrable New York registration.
The seller disassembled the car and reportedly had the body and chassis sandblasted where appropriate before replacement of the rear doglegs and rocker panels. Steel 3/4″ tubing was welded to the tops and bottoms of the sills in an effort to enhance structural strength according to the seller. A respray in factory Florida Green with non-original Old English White coves followed, and photos taken during the process can be seen in the gallery below.
Aluminum Minilite-style knock-off wheels are mounted with Vredestein tires, and a spare wire wheel is located in the truck. Bright trim includes bumper overriders and dual outside rearview mirrors. The sale includes the cream soft top and new tonneau cover. The seller notes a paint defect where the edge of a door was touched before it was completely dry.
Beige vinyl-upholstered bucket seats feature new cushions, while black floor mats protect the green carpeting. Controls for the optional heater are located in the dash. Smiths gauges include a tachometer and a five-digit odometer reading 62k miles. Actual mileage is unknown. A new wiring harness was reportedly installed during the refurbishment. The seller notes wear on the seat bolsters and cracks in the banjo steering wheel.
The original 2,912cc C-Series inline-six was reportedly fitted with new valves and springs as well as hardened seats to accommodate unleaded gasoline. The original gearbox was replaced by a five-speed Toyota manual transmission installed with a Smitty’s conversion kit, and the fuel tank was also replaced. The oil was last changed in fall 2018.
Engine stamp 29D/RU/H4327 matches that listed on the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate below.
The BMIHT certificate lists original colors and pertinent numbers as well as equipment including wire wheels, an adjustable steering column, a heater, and more.