Amelia Island | Lot 185
1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark I BT7 Roadster
$107,250 USD | Sold
| Amelia Island, Florida
9 March 2013
- Fresh restoration by marque experts Tom and Randee Rocke of Healey Lane
- Numbers-matching, left-hand drive model
- Offered with a bumper-to-bumper one-year warranty
124 bhp, 177.7 cu. in. OHV inline six-cylinder engine, two SU carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent coil-spring wishbone front suspension, solid-axle rear suspension with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and front disc and rear drum hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 92 in.
The Healey Hundred was created in 1952, and it skillfully combined Donald Healey’s sound chassis design with a sleek “envelope” body designed by Gerry Coker and the overhead-valve Austin A90 four-cylinder engine. Displayed at the Earls Court Motor Show, Austin’s Leonard Lord saw the car, and a deal was quickly struck for its production by Austin. The car, which became known as the Austin-Healey 100, was succeeded by the six-cylinder 100/6 in 1956, and for 1959, the engine was enlarged and front disc brakes were added. The resulting, highly developed Austin-Healey 3000 was an immediate success, both on and off the track.
The numbers-matching, left-hand drive car presented here has benefited from a total nut-and-bolt, frame-off restoration by Tom and Randee Rocke of Healey Lane in Riverside, California. Beautifully finished in Gun Metal Gray over Colorado Red, it has a completely new interior, with red seats with red piping, matching wool carpets and panels, a new trunk kit, new side curtains, a black soft top, and a black tonneau cover. The engine, transmission, overdrive, and all ancillary systems were fully rebuilt using all-new parts, as were virtually all other mechanical components of the car. The 185x15 road speed tires turn on Dunlop 60-spoke chrome wire wheels.
Driven only a few test miles to verify that the work and performance are of the highest quality, this Healey is fresh and ready for its next owner to enjoy on the open road or concours circuit. No expense was spared in its restoration, which is fully photo-documented, and the car is accompanied by its British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate. The Rockes stand behind their cars, and accordingly, this fine Healey is offered with a bumper-to-bumper, one-year warranty. For further details, consult an RM specialist.