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Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I

Overview

Produced: 1959-1961, 13650 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats
Austin Healey 3000 Mk I Bn 7 (1959)

Launched in 1959 the new Austin Healey 3000 (Mk I) introduced a number of improvements to the already successful 100-6. The change of model name heralded the more powerful (124bhp) 2912cc, BMC C-Series engine. The new engine improved the cars performance, allowing a top-speed of nearly 120mph.

Other improvements included front disc brakes, wire wheels as standard, and a choice of either 2 seater (BN7) or 2+2 (BT7) body styles. Options included a detachable hardtop roof and overdrive transmission. The 3000 Mk I remained in production until the arrival of the Mk II in 1961.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2912ccS6 OHVBMC C-Series83.36mm x 88.9mm

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
112 mph11.4 s18.8 s23 mpg132 bhp 4750

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 8"4' 1"4' 1"13' 1"5' 0" 0 (23)0' 0"

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