The Austin-Healey 100 was introduced at exactly the same time as the Triumph TR2, and both cars provided the public with a formidable sports car. Capitalizing on the early successes of the 100, the 3000 went into production in the spring of 1959. The 3000 was available as both a two- and 2+2-seater model. It would continue to be a popular sports car for Europeans and Americans through to the end of its production run in 1968.
This 3000 MKI is painted in its original color scheme of white paint with a dark blue interior. It is a well-optioned car with a switch-activated overdrive, wire wheels and a snap-on removable soft top. The odometer currently reads just 62,521 miles.
In 2010, this 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark I BT7 was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $50,000 - $70,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the lot failed to sell after receiving a high bid of $38,000.