Status: For Sale
Year: 1960
Make: Austin Healey
Model: BT7
Price :

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Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Class: Classic
Body Style: Convertible
Engine: 3L 6 CylOHV
Transmission: 4-speed
Drivetrain: RWD
Mileage:

Upholstery: Leather
Doors: 2
Exterior Colour: Red/Black/Red
Interior Colour: Red
Exterior Condition: New
Interior Condition: New
Mechanical Condition: New
Chassis Condition: New
Trunk Condition: New

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FOR SALE: 1960 AUSTIN HEALEY BT7. The Austin-Healey brand was created through the establishment of a joint company based on the agreement between the owner of the British Motor Corporation (BMC), Mr. Leonard Lord (Austin Division) and the owner of the Donald Healey Company, a well-known car engineer and designer, in 1952. The vehicles of the Austin-Healey brand had been produced until 1972, when the 20-year-long agreement and cooperation between Healey and Austin ended. Donald Healey left the joint company in 1968 after the British Motor Holdings (BMC) and British Leyland (BMH), the Jaguar brand car manufacturer, merged together in 1966. Austin-Healey 3000 MKI – BN7 (2-seat version) and BT7 (2+2 seat version). The production of this type of automobile started in 1959 and ended in 1961.

In total, 2,825 vehicles of the Abingdon BN7 type (2-seat version) and 10,825 vehicles of the BT7 type (2 + 2 seat version) were produced. The engine capacity is 2,912 cm3 with 124 bhp at 4,600 revolutions per minute. The maximum torque moment is 162 pounds per m at 2,400 revolutions. The vehicle is 13 feet and 1.5 inches long, 5 feet and 0.5 inches wide and 4 feet and 1 inch high. Its wheel base is 7 feet and 8 inches. The front wheel gauge is 4 feet and 0.8 inches, while the back axle 4 feet and 2 inches. The factory price in October of 1959 was 1,168 pounds (2-seat version) and 1,175 pounds (2 + 2 seat version). Austin Healey 3000 Brand: Austin Healey 3000 Variant/type: BT7 VIN: H-BT7-L 10068. Engine identification number: 29D No. 29D-RU-H 16574. Manufacturing number: 10249, year of manufacturing: 1960, in Great Britain. Actual status: after unique restoration FIVA mark: A1. Special Features: overdrive, adjustable driving wheel, brake discs in front of wheels.

The vehicle restoration started in October, 2008 by dismantling individual parts. As needed following the disassembly, individual works were carried out in order to restore the vehicle perfectly and identically. All parts and elements are genuine originals that underwent complete restoration. Interventions into these parts were carried out mechanically, as well as chemically – in an effort to preserve these parts for a long time. Some of the replaced parts were produced based on the originals in a restoration workshop and some were replaced with purchased originals, not replicas. The engine part (the engine), the gear part (the gearbox) and the whole chassis part (the vehicle chassis) underwent complete restoration. It needs to be especially emphasized that the restoration of these parts means their complete dismantling, cleaning and in case of a flawed part – replacement. Flawless operation and functionality of the vehicle has been ensured this way even in conditions of excessive road traffic load. The restoration of the vehicle was finalized in May 2011 and thus the vehicle is now in TOP shape.

The vehicle passed the Testing of Historic Vehicles achieving the highest rating of A1 according to the FIVA evaluation. It currently holds a license plate number and is placed into operation on road communications. The car has participated in several veteran events always receiving the highest awards and ratings in its category.

Contact: Lee Bilan
Local: 416-822-0098 — Toll Free: 1-800-265-4187
Email: lee@bramclassauto.com
 
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