My boss just bought a 1959 Austin Healey 3000 BT7 *PICS*

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  1. luvmylegend

    luvmylegend Wut?

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    Camera phone pics, my digicam needs batteries.
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    It's in really good shape, not original paint, but still very nice.

    here's some good info for those that don't know about Austin Healeys.


    This is perhaps the best-known Healey - the "Three Thousand." Like the 100-6, it came in two variants: the BT7 Series (10,825 built) which was the four-seater, and the BN7 Series (2,825 built) which was the two-seater. Made from 1959 to 1961, this model represents the heyday of Austin-Healeys when they were being driven to impressive victories and class wins on the European road rally circuit and generally grabbing the attention and imagination of sports car enthusiasts worldwide.

    The 3000 - also sometimes called "Mark I" to differentiate it from the later 3000 Mark II and 3000 Mark III models that followed it - had a larger, improved engine from that of its 100-6 predecessor. Capacity was upped to 2912 cc where it remained for the rest of big Healey production. Additionally, the front brakes were changed from drum type to disks, another change that remained for the rest of big Healey production. However, in appearance the 3000 is indistinguishable from the 100-6, save for the badges.

    As with the 100-6, many people prefer the lines of the two-seater (Series BN7) and this is usually reflected in the prices
     
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    ask him if he wants another one

    a blue one
     
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    It's worth about $25,000. Unless you have a large available credit limit on your credit card :dunno:
     
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    It used to be all white, no 2 tone.
     
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    I drove one of them once

    1st gear isnt sycronized
     
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    That's awesome!!

    i'd drive it around town. :big grin:
     
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    I already asked if I could drive it. He said, "uh, no, you can drive my truck though"

    So, he won't let me drive his $25k Austin Healey, but he'll let me drive his $50k Nissan Titan crew cab :uh:
     
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    He's taking me for a ride, brb.
     
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    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    Pimp- straight out of Father of the Bride. ;)

    I love those classic British roadsters though. So much character and class. :big grin:
     
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    whats your job?
     
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    I almost bought 1. It had a 427 V8 in there! Quite a nice car! Drovelike shit!

    Its ENGLISH :(
     
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    My dad used to have 3 or 4 Healey's. :cool:
     
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    My friends dad has a 56 Healey. That car is so much fun. I wont say what engine is in it because people will laugh.
     
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    How is a Nissan Titan 50k?
     
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    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    :ugh: Fuck the 427- that car was never meant for that kind of power. No wonder it drove like shit. :o
     
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    Wait... that's a 4 seater? Where the fuck do the other 2 sit? :dunno:
     
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    an 1100cc four?
     
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    Skizza20 Robster craws? What the f*(& are robster craws?!?

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    I would rock the hell out of that car :eek3:
     
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    cool, now put a B18 in it
     
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    2DR Vette We don't freestyle the Eyes of Texas, Big Boy.

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    :ugh2:

    FUCK that.

    E-Type Straight 6. :o
     
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    Turbo 2.3L ford aka turbo pinto motor pushing about 350hp
     

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