Beauty, distinction, and an overall passion - this 1962 Austin Healey 3000 Mark II BT7 roadster that reminds us why the best from Europe always gives us a hunger for the open road.
Those who know their Healey cars also know this is a very distinct model. It was the beginning run of the 3000-series that had the larger engine, and still kept its lightweight European sensibilities. The red paint is part of an older respray, but when you pay for quality, the shine lasts. Not only does it .....
have a good luster, but also the aggressive red highlights some of the best curves in the profile. Another distinctive part of the Big Healey is the brightwork. There's intricate detailing on the wraparound bumpers, full trim package, and distinct MkI grille. It has so much British-based class that it even has genuine knock-off hubs for the wire wheels.
Inside is more of what you love about an English roadster. It's an intimate atmosphere with body-hugging bucket seats. Those who like the purist experience look for the BT7 model, because it has the lightweight doors, and it doesn't carry the roof or metal frame. It makes for a nimbler machine. There is a rear seat, but it's more useful for cargo than adult-sized passengers. Even the trunk is done right with a spare wire wheel and correct tools. The classic steering wheel has that perfect sports car feeling. And beyond that the dash has distinct white-faced Smiths gauges. In fact, this setup is so complete, that even the dash-mounted overdrive toggle is still in place and working.
The BT7 combined the lighter features with the largest displacement motor of the series. This is an era-correct 2,912cc inline six. MkII cars like this also have a triple set of SU carbs. It fires up nicely, and you'll love the tune you get from the side exit exhaust. You get full control over the power and the soundtrack thanks to the four-speed manual transmission - and don't forget about that overdrive for longer distances. Plus, the nimble handling and front disc brakes make this a great any time road companion.
Complete with the service manuals, this is classic British motoring at its best. When you're ready to enjoy the drive, you're ready for this Austin Healey. Call today!!!