What Are Some Features of the Austin Healey 3000?


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The Austin Healy 3000 sports car includes a wide range of features, including front suspension towers made using sheetmetal and two square main tubes making up its steel ladder-frame. The Austin Healy 3000 also features a design where the chassis is welded together with a variety of internal parts, such as the car's floorboards, bulkheads and inner body. The vehicle's front suspension system is made up of control arms that utilizes lever-actuated hydraulic dampers and coil springs.

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The Austin Healy 3000's first production model was produced between March 1959 to May 1961. The first Austin Healy 3000 design featured a 2912cc I-6 engine that is fitted with twin SU carburetors, allowing it to generate up to 124 horsepower. The Austin Healy 3000 design went through three distinct versions during its production cycle, and the MKIII version of the vehicle was able to generate up to 148 horsepower.

The Austin Healy 3000 was manufactured by Austin Healy and remained in production between 1959 to 1967. The vehicle was primarily assembled in Abingdon, England, and had a two-door roadster body style. The Austin Healy 3000 also had a curb weight of approximately 2,550 pounds that was supported on a wheelbase measuring 92 inches.

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