1962 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 4-Seat Roadster

By Bring Me A Trailer / Posted on December 13, 2018

This 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 is a Mk II 4-seat roadster that was the subject of a 17-month refurbishment in sage green over beige leather completed in October 2018 by British Restoration Corp. of Philadelphia. The work encompassed the body, chassis, drivetrain, suspension, electrical system, hydraulics, interior, glass, and trim as detailed in an accompanying agreement. The rear wheels are driven by a period 2.9-liter inline-six paired with a Toyota 5-speed manual transmission, and additional upgrades include Dayton wire wheels, a leather interior, wool carpeting, mohair roof components, a stainless steel exhaust system, and more. The customer for whom the car was built could not take it due to illness, and it is now offered by the selling dealer in West Vancouver, British Columbia with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate and clear British Columbia registration.

The car is said to have been acquired in non-running condition at an estate sale, and was originally finished in Colorado Red with a black top. Records from British Restoration Corp. indicate that the recent work included sandblasting the tub and removing the existing paint from all inner and outer panels. A new front valance, sills, and rocker panels were installed and the body was repainted in sage green metallic with a clear coat finish.

New 15″ Dayton wire wheels with knock-off hubs wear Vredestein Sprint Classic radial tires sized 185/70. The car also received a new windshield, bumpers, badge bar, and exterior lights including driving lamps. Shown from multiple angles in the photo gallery below, the green convertible top is composed of mohair and complemented by new side curtains and a matching tonneau cover.

The 2+2 cabin was reupholstered in beige with green piping and features a wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel. Leather covers the seats, dashboard, and door panels. Wool carpeting has been installed over floorboards and toe boards that were replaced by British Restoration Corp. along with the front and rear seat pans.

The dash switches were replaced during the recent work, and the Smiths gauges were rebuilt. The 5-digit odometer displays just 22 miles since completion of the work. Koolmat insulation was installed and is shown in the front footwells in two gallery images. The trunk features a full-size matching spare wheel and tire, and received a replacement board and battery tray as well as new tools.

The period 2.9L inline-six bears a 26D serial number prefix consistent with those installed in earlier BN6 models. British Restoration Corp. performed a “high-performance” rebuild with new pistons, a resurfaced crankshaft and lifters, and a performance cam as well as replacement main, cam, and rod bearings and hardened valve seats. The triple SU carburetors, heater box, wiper motor, and distributor were rebuilt, while new components include an aluminum sump, spin-on oil filter conversion, upgraded radiator, electric thermostat fan, high-torque starter, fuel tank, and stainless steel exhaust system.

Shifting is through a Toyota 5-speed manual gearbox installed behind a lightened flywheel. The restoration agreement states that the chassis was coated with polyester filler and seam sealed on the underside, trunk bay, cockpit, and engine bay prior to painting. The suspension was sandblasted, and the car also received a new brake booster, front rotors, and lines along with relined rear drum brake shoes. The kingpins and leaf springs were also replaced, and the shocks reconditioned.

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