Displacement: 2,912 cc
Horsepower: 148 bhp @ 5,250 rpm
Engine Torque: 173 ft lb @ 3,000 rpm
Top Speed: 122 mph
0 - 60 mph: 8.3 seconds
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Born of a collaboration between the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation and the Donald Healey Motor Company, the first Austin-Healeys rolled off the line in 1953. They were an instant success, providing terrific styling and great performance for a reasonable price. Initially offered with a 2.6 litre four-cylinder engine, they were upgraded to a 2.6 litre six-cylinder in 1956 before the final increase to a 3.0 litre, in 1959. Ongoing improvements and upgrades occurred throughout the fourteen-year production run, culminating in the ultimate iteration, the BJ8 Phase 2.
This particular car is one such. Benefitting from all the improvements, including wind-up windows, wooden dash and increased power, it truly is the most luxurious, best driving version of the iconic 'big' Healey. Recently serviced, with new tyres and chrome wire wheels, it looks, runs & drives great.