Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1962 Austin-Healey 3000
Mark II BT7. Finished in black over red, this Healey was originally
sold in Atlanta and has remained with the same family since new.
Remarkably original and unmolested, we believe both the paint and
the mileage to be original. The glass and brightwork on this Healey
remain in excellent condition - bumpers, grille, trim and chrome
remain nice and bright with very little pitting or hazing. The
original lacquer paint retains a nice shine but exhibits some
crazing, especially over the bonnet. Solid and original underside.
This car has never been wrecked, rusty or taken apart for
restoration - door fitment and bonnet gaps are excellent. Indeed,
we would consider it a time-capsule survivor.
The interior is mostly original with the exception of new carpets.
Original dash, door cards, seat upholstery and steering wheel.
Original tonneau cover still fits into place. The original
convertible top, frame and side curtains are also present but the
top has shrunk slightly with age and is showing some wear. All
gauges, lights, switches, etc. are working as they should.
Under the hood is the original numbers-matching inline six fed by
triple carbs and mated to a four-speed manual gearbox with
This Healey was sold new at Hix Green Buick on North Avenue right
here in Atlanta to the present owner's uncle in 1962 (in addition
to Buick, Hix Green also sold Rolls Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Austin
Healey, Jaguar, Saab, Alfa-Romeo and Jeep). It was never his daily
driver and after a few years he lost interest in the car as he
acquired a taste for muscle cars and hot rods, and this Healey
languished in his basement garage for decades. After his death the
car passed to the present owner's uncle, and then to the present
Our client undertook a comprehensive mechanical recommissioning in
2020 by a well-respected English car specialist at a cost exceeding
$13,000. The work included a complete brake system overhaul, new
fuel tank, new wire wheels and Vredestein sprint classic tires,
carb rebuild, tune up, new belts and hoses, new wipers and washer
mechanism, new suspension dampers and bushings, a heat shield over
the exhaust and supplemental insulation in the floors beneath the
carpet (plus tune up and all fluids).
This BT7 runs and drives very nicely - the clutch and gearbox feel
good with no crunchy synchros, the overdrive operates properly and
the chassis feels tight and "put together" thanks to the recent
suspension overhaul (the low original mileage and the fact this car
has never been fully taken apart and reassembled for restoration
It's rare we see any single-owner car in such an original state of
preservation - and mechanically well sorted, to boot. Available for
purchase for the first time since 1962. Original purchase invoice,
heritage trust certificate and service records are included with
the sale. For more information about this 1962 Austin-Healey 3000
Mark II BT7 for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call