1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark-II BJ7
Engine: Spark-ignition 4-stroke
Displacement: 2.9L / 177.4 cu. in.
Horsepower: 130 hp @ 4,750RPM
Torque: 167 ft-lb @ 2,700RPM
Transmission: 4-speed overdrive
A Little History
The Austin-Healey 3000 was built from 1959-1967, and is the best known of the “big Healeys.” The car’s bodywork was made by Jensen Motors and the vehicles were assembled at BMC’s Abingdon works, alongside the corporation’s MG models.
The MKII was initially offered as an occasional 4-seat roadster called the BT7 or the 2-seat variant known as the BN7. Both versions used flat front windscreens and detachable side curtains in the style of a roadster.
MKII configuration changed significantly in 1962 with the introduction of the BJ7 Sports Convertible – this version replaced both earlier models with a fully-collapsible soft top, wind-up windows and a curved front window. These updates modernized the car substantially – the BJ7 became more of a touring car as opposed to a road race or rally car.