Austin-Healey 3000, introduced in March 1959, is continued with minor modifications. Available in two-seater (BN7) or two/four-seater (BT7) form, this powerful sports car is similar in appearance to the 100 Six, which was in production between 1956 and 1959.
|2nd||Coupe des Alpes||3000||Moss/Wisdom|
|2nd||RAC Rally||Sprite||Sprinzel / Bensted-Smith|
|3rd||RAC Rally||3000||Morley / Morley|
|24h Le Mans 26.06.1960||Entrant:||Results:||index|
|23||3000||2.910 cc||Sears/Riley||Sears / BMC||fail.||-||-||-|
|46||Sprite||996 cc||Dalton/Colgate||Donald Healey||16th||1st - sport 1.0||11th||5th|
Liege-Rome-Liege winner the Austin-Healey 3000 at Earls Court.
Liege-Rome-Liege rally winners Pat Moss-Carlson and Ann Wisdom-Riley.
Austin-Healey 3000 for the 24h Le Mans race (Jack Sears / Peter Riley)
Sebring Sprite for the 24h Le Mans.
This is the first time for several years that Donald Healey has actually entered a car of his own at Le Mans; now a Sprite equipped with full Sebring modifications is running under his auspices. Engine modifications, close-ratio gearbox, centre-lock wire wheels and disc brakes on the front are all standard extras that can be bought from the speed equipment division of the Donald Healey Motor Company.
(The Autocar '60)