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For Sale: 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark II
in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Classic cars for sale coast to coast This vehicle is listed by
Charvet Classic Cars
Charvet Classic Cars
www.CharvetClassicCars.com
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
888-928-2986
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Description
 
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 MkII "Big Healey" Roadster


David Traver Adolphus said in his April, 2006 Hemmings Motor News review of the 3000 Mk II:


“With a profile drawn after WWII, the long hood, subtle door creases, rakish windshield and big-wheel, low-deck shape of the Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II make a promise that the car delivers. It's an intersection of design and performance, of engineering and art that have made the Austin-Healey 3000 an object of desire for almost 50 years.

The car was the result of a collaborative effort, initiated by Birmingham, England's, Austin in 1952, which was looking for a design that would sell well overseas. A proposal from Healey won out, and the 3000 took its name in 1959 when it gained a 2.9-liter straight-six. The Mk II came along in mid-1961, differentiated from earlier models with a triple-carbureted straight-six engine. Breathing through a trio of SU HS4 carburetors and featuring a 9.0:1 compression ratio, it made 132hp at 4,750 rpm, and 167-lbs.ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm.


…The style, power and usability of the 3000 have led it to be called a "poor man's Aston-Martin." Pitted against smaller British favorites such as the Triumph TR3A and MGA, the Mk II excels in both appearance and performance.


…With its unbeatable combination of style, power and grace, the Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II has little direct competition today. If you want top-down European motoring, in a substantial and energetic car, it's one of your finest choices.”




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This particular car is a late-1961 model that was delivered and first titled early in 1962 as a “1962”. It has been collector-owned for many years. The current owner has recently spent in excess of $12,000 in service. Including correct rebuilding of the triple SU carburetors, full engine service, brakes, new stainless steel exhaust system, aluminum finned oil pan, and paint work that makes the car truly shine both inside and out. All receipts are available. The engine runs beautifully with no smoke or unusual noises. All gauges work and register accurately. The car is great on the road, with tight suspension and nimble handling. The overdrive transmission makes touring a pleasure. Interior is excellent in keeping with the car. Also includes tools, jack, zippered tonneau, black canvas top with side curtain/windows and heater for year-round enjoyment. The body is straight and rust-free. Newer tires and refinished 60-spoke knock-off wire wheels. Please see photos. If you’re looking for a wonderful "Big Healey" for upcoming summer touring or show, this is the one.

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Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Lake Oswego, OR
Zip
97035
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
89572

Year
1961

VIN
3079BT7/15847L

Vehicle Category/Style
Roadster

Convertible
Yes

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Red

Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
White/Red

Seat Material
Vinyl

Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Inline 6

Engine Size
2.9 Litre

Engine History
Rebuilt

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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