1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MKII BJ7
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The robust yet simple vehicle was reasonably priced at $2,995.
In 1956, the 100-6 was introduced which featured powered from the new Austin Westminster 2,639cc six-cylinder engine, along with jump seats in the back. The final version of the Austin-Healey engine arrived in 1959. It had a 2912cc which precipitated a name change to the Austin-Healey 3000.
Though the Austin-Healey had evolved through several wonderful iterations, the roadster sill had the impractical side curtains. The introduction of the Mark II in 1962 had curved-windshield and windup windows, and 2+2 seating.
This particular example has been driven just 4,640 miles since the restoration work was completed. It is finished in black over red coves with a new red leather interior. It is one of the 6,113 Mark IIs built between 1962 and 1964. The car rides on chrome wire wheels and has a four-speed and overdrive gearbox.
In 2012, this car was offered for sale at the Amelia Island sale presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $50,000 - $70,000 and was offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had sold for $55,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2012
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