Austin Healy 3000 Mk2
A works rally car replica.
Since being rebuilt in the late 90s the car has competed in various historic rallies throughout Europe and demonstration events, including Classic Marathon, Coupe des Alpes, Rally of the Tests. Leige Rome Leige rally, Morges Rally Switzerland.
Replica of Pat Moss’s work’s cars,
This BT7 MkII Austin Healey 3000 was built in 1961 and exported new to Philadelphia, USA. It wasn’t until 1994 that the car was returned to the UK as a completed restoration project. It was intended to be rebuilt as a faithful replica of the famous works rally car, which ran on “ARX’ registration plates.
Fitted with an all aluminium body the attention to detail is fantastic. It has the correct “works’ style external jacking points and the modified boot lid that allows room for twin spare wheels. It also has the works-style long range aluminium fuel tank. An original hardtop is fitted with the works-style air vent and the correct grill and spotlights have been fitted for the year of the car.
The engine runs with triple SU HD8 carburettors and it was built using many Denis Welch parts, such as an alloy head and inlet manifolds, forged pistons and a fast road camshaft with modified cam followers and a lightened cam gear. Mated to the engine is a straight cut gearbox with the correct original works “Tulip Rally’ ratios.
Uprated suspension is fitted all round, with the use of larger BJ8 type shockers fitted on the rear. A tandem master cylinder system provides braking with adjustable AP brake biasing installed. Thicker front discs and larger calipers have been fitted along with a Denis Welch rear brake disc conversion.
The interior of the car has been kept as ‘period’ apart from the fitting of a roll cage. The correct bucket seats and full harness belts are also fitted, along with many other rally orientated enhancements.
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