1962 Austin Healey BT7.. More pics on request. the car is more advanced than the picture shown it has now been paneled up.
Restoration in progress all done on a rotisserie.This is one of the last of the desirable true roadsters with side curtains, which were replaced by the roll-up window convertibles in 1962. Only 5,096 of these Mk II BT7s with the triple carbs were made. This car was produced in the last month of production in June 62, only 90 cars before the model was discontinued.
This one comes with a hard top, triple carbs, 4 speed O/D, center shift transmission, wire wheels, and it is believed to have covered fewer than 60k miles. Present owner has had it for over 30 years He is now in his 70s, and doesn't have the energy to finish it. Most of the hard work has been done. Frame and chassis completely rebuilt with new metal on a rotisserie - square tube frame rails, outriggers, floors, foot boxes, boot floor and supports, rocker panels, inner and outer sills, inner fenders. Complete frame and chassis have been painted in the original Colorado Red. All exterior body panels need finishing nothing dramatic.
Engine has been disassembled, mic'ed and plastigauged - original bore with no discernible wear, bearings within manufacturer's tolerances. After reassembly, it has been painted the characteristic Healey engine green. The R in the Engine ID # indicates an overdrive transmission. This transmission is the more desirable center shift that appeared later in the BT7 model run.
Engine has been run/transmission shifts - tested on jack stands, not driven. Engine and transmission are mounted in the car, and are ready to hook up fuel and electricity.
The interior was ruined from sitting for years, and the carpet and panels have been discarded. Everything else is there - has been removed and placed in boxes that will ship with the car. The original seats of course will need to be restored and recovered. New parts that are included with the sale are the wiring harness, hydraulic line kit, rotors, front shocks, high torque starter, stainless steel exhaust, and rear wheel splined hubs. Original plus electronic fuel pump, original plus installed larger gas tank. Everything the owner has for the car will go with the car.
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