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Austin-Healey 3000
British Motor Corporation
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 1959-1967
Class Sports Car
Body Style 2 doors+how many seats+roadster
Length 157in (3,998mm)
Width 60in (1524mm)
Height 46in (1,168mm)
Wheelbase 92in (2337mm)
Weight 2550lb (1,157kg)
Transmission 4spd manual w/Overdrive + RWD
Engine 2.9L C-Series I6
Power 148hp @ 5250rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

 The Austin Healey 3000 was a traditional British Sports Car built in the 1960s. See Autopedia's comprehensive Austin-Healey 3000 Review.

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Third generation (1963–1967)

Called the BJ8 or 'Big Healey' the 3000 was the final and most developed Austin-Healey 3000. Primarily it received a new 150 bhp engine and more luxurious interior, but there was numerous detail differences around the car.Road & Track said the MkIII was Road & Track was “an enthusiast’s sports car that was fun to drive with lots of performance and good handling and braking characteristics.”In 1964, the MKIII was updated to Phase II specification which included more ground clearance, disc brakes up front and a 4-speed manual with overdrive.

Second generation (1961–1962)

In May of 1961 BMC upgraded their flagship model with three SU HS4 carburetors, modified valve springs and a new camshaft. Called the MKII, it was an alternative to the Triumph TR3A or Jaguar E-Type.The MKII was initially offered as an occasional 4-seat roadster called the BT7 or the 2-seat variant from known as the BN7. Both versions used flat front windscreens and detachable side curtains in the style of a roadster. The rear panel of the BT7 was cut out much deeper towards the truck to make room of the small jumper seats in the rear. As a result, almost all the road race and rally cars were built on the BN7 platform. Later cars came equipped with a center-located top-loader transmission and a fiberglass transmission tunnel. Of these the BN7, top-loader is an especially rare and desirable combination.

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See Also

Automobiles made by BMC, BL and Rover Group companies
Austin | Austin-Healey | British Leyland | Jaguar | MG | Morris | Riley | Rover | MG Rover | Triumph | Vanden Plas | Wolseley
Austin models: A40 | Cambridge | Westminster | A35 | A30 | Mini | 1100/1300 | Mini Moke | 1800 | 3-Litre | Maxi | Allegro | Mini Metro | Maestro | Montego
Austin-Healey models: 100 | 3000 | Sprite
British Leyland models: Princess | P76 (Australia only)
Jaguar models: XJ6 | XJ12 | XJS
Morris models: Minor | Oxford | Cowley | Mini | 1100/1300 | 1800 | Marina/Ital
MG models: MGA | Magnette | Midget | Montego | MGB | MGC | 1100/1300 | MG RV8 | MG F/TF | MG ZT | MG ZR | MG ZS | MG SV
Riley models: Pathfinder | 2.6 | 1.5 | 4/68 | Elf | Kestrel
Rover models: P3 | P4 | P5 | P6 | SD1 | 25 | 75 (post-P4) | 45 | 400 | 200 | 100 (post-P4) | 800 | 600 | CityRover | Estoura | Streetwise
Triumph models: Herald | Spitfire | Vitesse | GT6 | Stag | TR7 | Toledo | 1300 |1500 | 2000 | 2.5 & 2500 | Dolomite | Acclaim
Vanden Plas models: Princess | 3-Litre | 1100/1300
Wolseley models: 4/44 | 6/90 | 15/50 | 1500 | 16/60 | 6/99 | 6/110 | Hornet | 1100/1300 | 18/85
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