1960 Austin Healey BN7
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1960 Austin Healey BN7

This is a 1960 Austin Healey BN-7 Roadster, one of about 2500 produced. At only 2440 lbs curb weight, it is more of a 4 wheel motorcycle than car. That is what first attracted Carroll Shelby to BN-7 when he first approached long-time friend, Donald Healey, about putting the Ford Small Block into this chassis for his stateside racing program. Healey had control over engineering, but no longer called the shots in assembly so he could not set aside any chassis. As a favor to his friend, Donald walked Ol'Shel over to AC Cars. The rest, as they say, is history. A Complete body restoration, finished less than 1000 miles ago. Patience is the mother of all good restorations. This one was meticulous, taking 14 months, using only original or replacement parts crafted from original tooling. This what if restomod roadster retains much of what makes it a Healey , including a fully restored, rust and putty free body, suspension, frame and authentic interior. Recent improvements include a bolt-in removable (SCCA approved) roll bar-padded to match the new custom made tonneau cover. The soft top and curtains are also like new and fit nicely over the roll bar. The 1968 Mustang 302 V8 first found its home between the fenders in 1987. A fresh, modernized driveline rebuild was completed only 12000 miles ago: GT-40 heads (further polished/ported) Roller rockers Crane 300deg. duration cam Edelbrock Performer intake w/Holley 650 dual feed Jet Coated Headers Full MSD set-up Ford 4spd Top Loader w/Hurst Shifter Centerforce Dual Feed clutch w/ Tilton Hyd. Actuation SCCA approved steel bell housing & scattershield Newly rebuilt Healey worm & peg steering Healey modified rear end - 3.54:1 ratio Modern Dual-Master cylinder BJ8 Front disk brakes, stock rear drums, turned and balanced rear brakes Porterfield Racing Pads and Shoes- good grip hot or cold, reliable even under heavy use Front and rear frame reinforcements, flame cut fabricated and welded in Firewall is NOT cut or modified Custom Torque Reaction Arms & diff. Snubber Rear Sway Bar Oil Cooler Stewart Cooling System Nylon race fan 4 core radiator with custom fabricated aluminum shroud, no overheating! This Healey comes complete with documentation of all work, dating back to the 1987 engine installation in California , and about 2 inches of receipts by professionals, many extra parts and library of related reference books. It also includes the original factory build record showing the car was shipped to a dealer in Seattle and a copy of Donald Healey's biography indicating that Shelby 's first choice for a chassis for the Cobra was a Healey! Why choose a me too Cobra replica for thousands more? This Healey Modified isn't like so many unbalanced beasts. This one has won awards and critical acclaim for both its racing prowess and build quality from the staunchest of Healey purists. If you want the feel of a genuine British Roadster with American Power , this is it! All Spares and Purpose built 2 axle trailer included!

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Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Wimbledon White on Red
Body Style
Doors
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1960
Make
Austin Healey
Model
BN7
Miles
12,000
Stock
47

Interior

Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No
Engine Size
Transmission Type
4spd Top Loader
Body Style

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