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1959-1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MkI specifications

1959-1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MkI specifications Classic and Performance Car

The first generation of the ‘Big Healey’ arrived in 1959, when the C-series engine from the 100-Six was upgraded to three litres, for use in the new Westminster saloons. Although there was no change of styling (except new badges), the mechanical alterations – more power, a better gearbox and disc brakes on the front – were thought significant enough to merit the change of model designation. And there was the return of a 2+2 format, available alongside the two-seater roadster. The MkI continued without change until 1961.

Production

  • Production:
    58,370
  • Price at launch:
    £11,159
  • Price (excellent)
    £45,000
  • Price (good):
    £23,000
  • Price (average):
    £13,500
  • Price (project):
    £8,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    11.2secs
  • Top speed:
    111.0mph
  • Power:
    117.0bhp
  • Torque:
    149.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbone, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4001mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2743mm
  • Width:
    1537mm
  • Height:
    1245mm
  • Weight:
    1143kgs

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