Sometimes great looking cars don’t have great foundations. Although many might not tear apart a car that looks this good what we have now uncovered hiding under the paint and horrible previous body work shows it was a good decision.
The brown and biscuit interior is looking great with the Race Red exterior color. This BN7 has come a long way from the green it originally arrived in.
Although not an original shade this car looks great in modern Ford Race Red. The engine and transmission are already installed and the fun can begin on all of the many smaller jobs to complete it.
The Healey is about the receive it’s 2,912 cc C-Series engine. A wheel swap to the knock off Minilite style wheels is planned before completion.
A customer had this 2,912 cc engine for his Austin Healey 3000 send over to us in a crate. The engines in the MG Midget and MGB are well known as the A-Series and B-Series but few are aware that these engines are the C-Series. Mostly used in the large sedans the Austin Healey 3000 and MG MGC were the only sports cars to use this large engine.
The BN7 model is a two seat six cylinder version of the 3000 as apposed to the BT7 which has four seats. This car has been painted at least once before and is currently in a non-original green color.
This non-original Chevrolet color works beautifully on this Big Healey. With a small amount of work on the brakes and carburetors this car is ready for another year cruising the backroads.