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Lot 147

1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MK II BT7 Roadster

Sold for $79,750


132 bhp, 2,912 cc inline six-cylinder engine with three SU HS4 carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive, independent front suspension with wishbones and coil springs, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and hydraulic front disc, rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 92"



- A desirable Mark II BT7, center shift, tri-carburetor example

- Matching numbers

- Total nut and bolt restoration by Tom and Randee Rocke of Healey Lane

- Complete with one-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage



This 1962 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II BT7 is one of just 1,941 cars made with the desirable center-shift transmission and triple SU carburetors. It also marks the final production year of the true “Big Healey” roadsters, prior to the BJ7 with its roll-up windows. It has been treated to a total nut-and-bolt, body-off restoration completed by the award-winning marque specialists Tom and Randee Rocke at Riverside, California’s Healey Lane. The body panels and chassis were shot-blasted to bare metal before the new DuPont clear/base coat Gun Metal Gray finish was applied. A complete new interior was fitted in St. James Red, including the seats, panels and wool carpeting. The car is complete with a new trunk kit, new side curtains, a black convertible top and a black tonneau cover.



All new parts were used when rebuilding the engine, transmission and overdrive, and the car’s ancillary systems received the same treatment as well. An all-new cloth wiring harness was installed, along with new or rebuilt electrical components. A completely new fuel system, including a new tank and lines, feeds three newly rebuilt 1.5-inch SU HS4 carburetors. The exhaust was jet-coated and fitted to a new exhaust system, and all new brake lines, as well as a new master cylinder, front disc brakes and jet-coated rear brake drums, were fitted. A new front and rear suspension was also installed, plus Dunlop chrome wire wheels and Roadspeed tires.



No expense was spared in this outstanding restoration, and most or all the parts used in the process were purchased new from England. Complete photographic documentation of the restoration accompanies the sale of the car, as well as a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, which confirms the car to be a matching numbers example. And as if its thrilling, open-air driving experience isn’t enough, Healey Lane proudly stands behind this great BT7 with a one-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty on it.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

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California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more