Austin Healey 1962

Great Britain

3000 Mk II (BN7/BT7) roadster - ost. rok
3000 Mk II 'A' (BJ7) cabrio (2912cc, 130 bhp) - nowy model
Sprite Mk II roadster (950) (R4 cyl, 948 cm³, 47 KM) - modernizacja (silnik 1100) (R4 cyl, 1098 cm³, 57 KM)  


 

 

Nowy Sprite bardzo przypadł do gustu nabywcom. W ciągu zaledwie roku powstało 20.450 sztuk.

Austin-Healey 3000 Sports Convertible. First produced in the spring but not announced until the summer, this two/four seater addition to the range include a twin-carburettor version of the 3-litre power unit, shorter gear lever, curved windscreen, wind-up side windows, swivelling quarter lights and a redesigned hood with flexible rear window. The two existing 3000 Sports models were end of prod. in June.


3000

 


3000 Mk II


3000 Mk IIa
In its new the car has full wind-up windows, swivelling quarter lights for controlled ventilation and a new top which can, it is claimed, easily be operated by one person from inside the car. Accompanying these refinements is a recontoured wraparound windscreen. When furled, the hood nests down behind the car's occasional rear seats, almost completely out of sight. The transparent plastic back window, large in area, is quickly detachable from the hood itself. Engineering improvements for '63 are of a detail nature and include stiffer-rate coil springs for the front suspension. Cars fitted with the optional Laycock overdrive are notable for restful high-speed cruising, giving 23 m.p.h. per thousand r.p.m. in overdrive top gear. Matching the 3000's high performance are its potent brakes, pairing drums at the back with 11 ¼ -inch discs in front.

 


Sprite

 


Sprite
B.M.C.'s versatile A-Series engine appears here in the hottest of its standard forms, but Sprite owners are a notoriously performance-hungry breed and the specialist tuners have no difficulty in wringing considerably more than the catalogued go b.h.p. from its four cylinders. The Mk II version, introduced early last year, has external access to the luggage boot, an easier-to-open bonnet, more space for both occupants. Front wings have bolt-on attachment for ease of repair. A wide range of optional extras, including knock-on wire wheels, is offered. No change in specification this year.

 

Entries:      
     
Le Mans 23-24.06.1962 Entrant: Results: Index:
#   chassis #     gen. class perf. eff.
24 3000 HBN7/10339 Whitmore/Olthoff Chiltern fail. - - -
               
Victories:
       
1st Coupe des Alpes   3000 Morley/Morley


Austin-Healey 3000, chassis #HBN7/10339, engine: Austin-Healey 2.958 cc (John Whitmore / Bob Olthoff) Ecurie Chiltern; 24h Le Mans.