Austin Healey 3000 MK IIa sports convertible
Motor:6 cilinder lijn motor
Versnellingsbak:4 handgeschakeld met overdrive
Topsnelheid:ca. 190 km/h
Engine + overdrive revised
History kwown, included retauration bills
The Austin Healey 3000 Mark II (introduced in March 1961) came with three SU HS4 carburettors and an improved camshaft, designated the BT7 Mark II (four seat version) and BN7 Mark II (two seat version). However, upon the introduction of the BJ7 (2+2 seats) model in January 1962, the number of carburettors was reduced to 2, SU type HS6, because of the problems experienced with balancing 3 carburettors.
As a result of the introduction of the BJ7, the BN7 Mark II was discontinued in March 1962 and the BT7 Mark II followed in June 1962. Externally, the main changes introduced with the BJ7 were a vertical barred front grille, wind-up windows, an improved hood, and a wrap-around windscreen. Optional extras were similar to the Mark I, although the option of a factory hardtop was not available from the BJ7's introduction. From August 1961 a brake servo was also available as an optional extra. The BJ7 was discontinued in October 1963 with the introduction of the Austin Healey 3000 Mark III.
The 3000 sports convertible Mark II was launched at the end of August 1962. It was a true convertible with almost saloon car comfort, a new wrap-around windscreen, wind-up side windows, swiveling quarter lights and a quick-action folding roof. Twin SU HS6 carburettors replaced the triple SUs (total area 5.3 sq. inches, a 9.25% reduction). Austin-Healey claimed it could exceed 115 mph.
11,564 Mark IIs were made: 355 BN7 open two-seaters, 5,096 BT7 2+2s, and 6,113 BJ7 2+2 sports convertibles