Lot 101

British Classics Online

1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II BN7


€43,700 EUR | Sold

Netherlands | Netherlands



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Dutch Kentekenbewijs
  • An original LHD, North American export example
  • A rarer BN7 two-seater
  • An ideal candidate for a starter classic
  • The ideal basis for a recommissioning project
Please note all lots are being sold on behalf of a court appointed bailiff. They are being sold ‘as is, where is’, with no warranties as to their mechanical condition, and all sales are full and final. Please also note buyer’s premium for this auction is 18.15% (this is a VAT inclusive figure).

Austin-Healeys became renowned for punching above their weight, whether in terms of sales or results in international competition. The marque’s achievement in sales was hardly surprising given the performance of the 3000, packaged in an attractive body. In international competition, the Austin-Healey initially had racing success with the 100S, before the 3000 asserted itself in the 3 Litre GT class on both sides of the Atlantic, at Le Mans and Sebring. The 3000 would ultimately achieve its legendary status on the gruelling long-distance international rallies of Europe, victories which seem today to be barely believable.

The introduction of the Mk II saw few changes over its predecessor, with the introduction of triple-SU carburettors and a revised grille for an updated appearance. The Mk II would be the last of the “Big Healeys” to feature a swooping dash design. The example offered here, a desirable two-seater BN7 variant, was built on 8 March 1962 before being despatched on 23 March. Destined for Philadelphia, this Healey was finished in Colorado Red over Red.

Today this Big Healey is presented in Black over Biege and at some point its engine has been replaced—importantly, it retains a triple-SU carburettor set-up. An ideal starter classic for any enthusiast, this Healey will require recommissioning prior to use, including but not limited to replacement of the heater controls.