Beautiful BN7 – 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk. 1 BN7

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk. 1 BN7

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk. 1 BN7

  • Previously owned and restored by marque specialist, Kurt Tanner
  • Desirable BN7 model with attractive color combination
  • One of only 2,825 BN7 Open-Two Seater models produced
  • Offered at $75,000 USD

When the “Big Healey” finally reached five years old, BMC made the decision to gift the popular roadster with a heavily revised version of their familiar C-series, inline-six cylinder engine. Growing from 2,660cc in the 100/6, this new model’s lump would grow to 2,912cc, evidenced by the new “3000” nomenclature. Among the changes made, this new engine not only produced more power but was lighter and more reliable than the outgoing unit.

The example being offered is a candidate of a concours-level restoration from well-known Austin-Healey specialist, Kurt Tanner.

The seller explains more about his 3000 BN7:

Restored in 2009 to concours standards by the marque specialists at Kurt Tanner Restorations, this particular Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I BN7 was Mr. Tanner’s personal car and was later purchased by its current owner. Since its completion, the car’s impeccable restoration has been very well-preserved, having only been driven 600 miles since the restoration.

The car’s file includes a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate as well as photographs of its restoration. Finished in the highly attractive color scheme of Opalescent Silver Grey over a Red leather interior, the Austin-Healey presents incredibly well.

The seller continues with more information about the model:

Of the two-seater BN7 model, only 2,825 Mk I BN7s were built from 1959 to 1961. Much more desirable than their four-seater siblings, the two-seater 3000 Mk I BN7s were the definitive British sports cars of the era, just as exciting to drive on the track as they were on a winding countryside road. Considered by many to be one of the prettiest Austin-Healey’s ever built, the 3000 Mk I BN7 has always been well-regarded in enthusiast circles as an excellent motor car in every right. This particular example is beautifully presented and is an excellent driver or show car.

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk. 1 BN7

Included in the sale of the 3000 are the following:

  • Photos and documentation during the restoration
  • British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate
  • Clean and clear South Carolina title

The 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk. 1 BN7 is available at $75,000 USD. The car is available for immediate inspection at its home in Charleston, South Carolina. For questions or to schedule a viewing of the 3000 BN7, please Click Here. As always, pre-purchase inspections are encouraged.

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