Sale Type: Auction   --   Sold!
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017
Auction Sale Price: $47300
After a total production of nearly 14,000 Mark I 3000’s, the Mark II was introduced in May, 1961. This was the most elegant of the Healeys. The days of the fold-down windshields were completely gone. The huge 4-cylinder engines and even the drafty side curtains were now also in the past. The new 132hp, 2,912cc OHV inline 6 cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive, independent front suspension with wishbone coil springs and a rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs was topped off with hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes.
The BJ7 should have been called the Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III, but it wasn’t. The new model was simply called the 3000 sports convertible and still carried the Mark II identification. The car was capable of doing 120 mph. Not only could the car go fast, but it had thick carpets and wind-up windows. The best part of the BJ7 was that the engine reverted back to two carburetors. This 1963 Austin Healey Mark II 3000 BJ7 was treated to a professional restoration to original specs with photo documentation. Numbers matching, wire wheels, heater, overdrive, laminated windscreen, adjustable steering column. This model Austin-Healey is the 1st year with roll up windows and a conventional convertible top with a zip out rear window. During the restoration process all mechanical components were serviced, rebuilt or replaced, including the brake system, fuel system and electrical system. The overdrive was serviced.