Austin-Healey 3000 Mk2 BJ7.
Nicely restored and desirable big Healey (1962).
The Austin-Healey 3000 Mk2 BJ7 was introduced in January 1962 as the successor of the 4-seat BT7. The main difference was the improved hood, in combination with the wrap-around windscreen and wind-up window rather than side curtains. A 3000 MkII BJ7 with hardtop and overdrive tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1962 had a top speed of 112.9 mph (181.7 km/h) and could accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 10.9 seconds. This was rather impressive at the time. In total 6113 examples of the BJ7 were build, before the Mk3 was launched in October 1963.
These BJ7 versions are sought after, as they have the combination of the improved hood construction with proper wind-up side windows, together with the stylish early dashboard - as introduced with the 100/4. A powerful six-in-line engine makes the right noise, and the driving experience is proper sixties-style sportscar motoring.
This particular comes with the manual gearbox with overdrive. It was completely restored in the 2002, and just recently again overhauled by Cape International, a well known UK-based Austin-Healey specialist. The interior is just completely retrimmed, and the hood is a new one as well. It all looks very nice, just as the bodywork, chassis and engine. This is a sought after big Healey, in the right colour combination and great condition. A perfect starter classic car, which can be used for relaxed touring or serious rally work.