One of the goodies offered by Auctions America at the Auburn Fall event (August 29 – September 1) is a beautiful Austin-Healey 3000 MK II Deluxe Roadster from 1961. The story of the roadster began in 1952, when Healy showed off the Hundred model at the London Motor Show.
The car made a huge impression on Leonard Lord of Austin Motor Company, who decided to put the concept into production. Thus the Austin-Healey was born, and the four-cylinder model was produced for two decades.
The unit which Auctions America is selling was manufactured for the States, with North American specifications, and it left the factory on June 16, 1961 heading directly to the other side of the Pond. It is powered by a 2,912-cc overhead-valve, inline 6-cylinder engine (no. 29E-RU-H/635) capable of delivering 132 horsepower.
Chassis no. HBN7L14164, the car also features a 4-speed manual gearbox with overdrive, hydraulic front disc, rear drum brakes, live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs at the rear, and coil spring independent suspension at the front.