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Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III

(1964 model)

Brief specs of 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in, 110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp @ 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm, 224.0 N·m / 165.2 lb·ft / 165.2 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Austin-HealeyIssued from1964
Model3000 Mk IIIIssued until
Serie3000Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustin-HealeyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4001 mm / 157.5 in / 157.5 inTotal (curb) weight1180 kg / 2601 lb / 2601 lb
Width1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inDry weight
Height1238 mm / 48.7 in / 48.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2330 mm / 91.7 in / 91.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1238 mm / 48.7 in / 48.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)52.0 % / 52.0 % / 52.0 %
Ground clearance114 mm / 4.5 in / 4.5 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.0 UK gal / 14.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.60 m2 / 17.3 sq ft / 17.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.4 mm / 3.28 in / 3.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity485.33 cm3/cylinder / 29.617 cu in/cylinder / 29.617 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp at 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque224.0 N·m / 165.2 lb·ft / 165.2 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)44.2 kW / 59.2 hp / 59.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.9 kW/l / 0.833 bhp/cu in / 0.833 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.9 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.55

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio125.4 kW/ton / 95.0 bhp/ton / 95.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringcam & pegSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle10.6 m / 34.8 ft / 34.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Panhard rod
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III

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