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1960 Austin Healey 3000 Automatic

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    #1 jippiejake, Jul 14, 2017
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    Hey everyone..
    My friend Peter Petrov is a 75 year old mainly British Mechanic, and over the years he found the time to completely restore a 1960 Austin Healy 3000 with an Automatic.
    He has had the car for some 30-40 years, but said when he dismantled the car to begin the restoration he found that the automatic conversion looked very factory, and feels they did do a few factory automatics probably. Borg Warner trans..
    Just not sure how to get information on these cars.
    Peter would now like to sell it since he's getting old and all..
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    In 1960 BMC started to fit the Borg-Warner model 35 autobox to many models. I can not see Healey getting involved at that point. The box was a dreadful 3 speed affair with all the wrong ratios,and in some lower powered cars,such as the Morris Oxford,was downright dangerous. I just wonder with the Healey mentioned above,that the power plant,inc box,has been replaced by a unit from one of the bigger saloons (A110/Wolseley 6/110/princess 3 litre). It seems that it was much later with the Healey/RR 4 litre that an auto option was considered.
     

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