Austin Healey 3000 Mk II BT7 'Tri Carb' 1962

Make: Austin Healey
Model: 3000
SubModel: Tri Carb
Type: Convertible
Trim: Blue leather
Year: 1962
Mileage: 60000
VIN: HBT7L172XX
Color: Blue
Engine: 6 cylinder
Cylinders: Six
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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Description of 1962 Austin Healey 3000 Blue leather

A beautiful, low mileage, two owner Healey.....the rare (one of five thousand built) 'Tri Carb' with three SU carbs. Always garaged, always babied by two mature owners (last one for 35 years), strictly used as a weekend fun car.
Body is excellent, original Healey blue paint (with creme sides...suspect the sides were painted separately) is also excellent (considering it has been on the car for near 60 years), floors are excellent, no rust, just in the last year, owner had seats redone in dark blue leather with white piping, and new dark blue carpets. Dash is excellent, all original gauges work, wiring is excellent, very clean engine bay, new trunk Hadura matting fitted, excellent original tonneau cover and an expensive new stayfast cloth convertible top.
Even has its original hardtop (plastic window is very good, just needs the rubber seal to be refitted) with excellent inside padding. Note how the body panels and doors all fit well, door jambs are excellent and all original, has its original BMC AM radio.
Starts instantly, runs flawlessly, zero smoke, 60psi oil pressure, quiet valves, no dreadful oil leaks, wiring looks excellent, very clean engine bay, underside, suspension, etc.
Wire wheels look to be in excellent condition (and might be new), has new radial tires, chrome is very good with no pitting or peeling, very good set of perfect fitting side curtains, new master cylinders, brakes redone, exhaust sounds.....perfect.
Remarkably, even with the size and weight of the big six cylinder engine, steering is quite light, ride is excellent, effortlessly cruises at any practical speed in top gear/overdrive. And all of the things one might look for in an inspection....rear springs (not sagging), overdrive (clicks in and out instantly), gearbox (quiet in first and reverse gear, excellent synchromesh action)....all are virtually 'like new.'
I read an article inSports Car Market magazine, some years ago, title was 'Why Healeys are worth more than Ferraris.' And the reason, of course, is this Healey is effortless to service, repair, and maintain. Pushrod engine, solid back axle, parts are plentiful and widely available, doesn't need a $5,000 tune up every year.....yet will easily maintain ANY practical speed (90 mph? 100 mph?) in comfort. Hence, about as blue chip an investment as anything. And with its three carb engine, a bit on the exotic side.
I can't find anything materially wrong with this car. Was owned by an affluent fella in Westport, Ct. raced a Stanguellini in vintage racing, and the Healey was the 'cruise around town' car. And as it sits, ready to drive anywhere.
After a close inspection, extensive test driving, have done my best to accurately describe this car. And having owned big Healeys for 45 years,and experienced smoky engines, worn out overdrives, sagging springs, home made wiring, incorrect this, damaged that, this car doesn't seem to hold any secrets.