Contact InformationContact Kelly Dietrick Exceptional Car Broker
Philadelphia, PA, United States
More InformationOffering a pair of 1962 Austin Healey 3000 Mark II roadsters whose [happily married] owners have garnered over two dozen best-of-class awards at Austin Healey Club popular and regional Concourse shows over 15 years. Both cars are OEW & Midnight Blue, have the signature Mark II tri-carb engines. BHT certificates included. Neither car has been driven in the rain (in fact, their tops were never installed). Always stored in conditioned space. The pair received full, documented (cost-no-object) nut-and-bolt restorations. Owners are now performing comprehensive “refreshes” of all soft seals, bushings and weather stripping, complete mechanical inspection. Paint & chrome are flawless.
HERS: This very rare (numbers matching) BN7 (two-seat) model was restored for the 2002 Philadelphia Int’l Auto show that was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Austin Healey marque. It was also presented to wife as her surprise 50th birthday gift on the floor. Only 355 of this two-seat model were produced making it the rarest “big” Healey except the 55 factory- sponsored 100 S’s designed for Sebring. It is visually as left the factory. A few reliability upgrades are incorporated (such as electronic ignition). Included is a new convertible top and side curtains. New Vredestein tires mounted on stock 60-spoke wire wheels, complete hydraulic system/brake system rebuild (all parts replaced, whether needed or not). Car has been driven a mere 10,000 miles since original restoration in 2001.
HIS: This BT7 (four-seat) model was restored in 2004 to emulate period club racers. It is fitted with triple DCOE 45 weber carburators and most competition/performance upgrades supplied/manufactured by Denis Welsh Motorsports in England (most successful Austin Healey & Jaguar E-type vintage racer on the Continent) at that time. Of note: mild rally cam, signature manifolds, side discharge exhaust system, high-ratio steering box, autocross suspension handling package. Minilite 5-1/2” x 15” shoed with Dunlop 185/65R low-profile tires. It’s exhaust note resembles that of a V8 Allard. The engine was totally rebuilt by renowned Chris Leydon Restorations, Lahaska, PA, whose restorations have been shown at Amelia Island and Pebble Beach. This was his last project before retiring as a favor to owner. Dyno’d at over 200HP, with higher torque (more important for autocrosses). It has a Nissan 5-speed transmission (conversion by Smitty’s). Of special note, this car has never been seriously raced, save annual 90-second AHSTC autocross heats (honors verbal pre-nup agreement). It has only been driven 3,700 miles since 2004, and is visually a show car: padded roll bar’s cover is French-stitched with matching tonneau cover. Interior looks like it did when left factory. Owners pride in receiving class trophies for the cars shown as a married pair. Fiberglass lift-off hard-top is included in the sale.
Owners are keen to keep these “lovers” together, but will consider individual offers.
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