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Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I

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, 92.5 kW / 124.0 hp / 124.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 183 km/h / 114 mph / 114 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Austin-HealeyIssued from1959
Model3000 Mk IIssued 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) weight1143 kg / 2520 lb / 2520 lb
Width1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inDry weight
Height1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2337 mm / 92.0 in / 92.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1328 mm / 52.3 in / 52.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)47.3 % / 47.3 % / 47.3 %
Ground clearance117 mm / 4.6 in / 4.6 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.0 UK gal / 14.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.55 m2 / 16.7 sq ft / 16.7 sq ft
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 HD6 carbsEngine displacement2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity485.33 cm3/cylinder / 29.617 cu in/cylinder / 29.617 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power92.5 kW / 124.0 hp / 124.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft at 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.8 kW / 56.1 hp / 56.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.8 kW/l / 0.698 bhp/cu in / 0.698 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque75.5 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.82
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.91

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)8.00 s / 8.00 s / 8.00 sTop (maximal) speed183 km/h / 114 mph / 114 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)11.40 s / 11.40 s / 11.40 sPower-to-weight ratio108.5 kW/ton / 82.2 bhp/ton / 82.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)32.80 s / 32.80 s / 32.80 sFuel 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 circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 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 front5.90 x 15Tyres rear5.90 x 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear280 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

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

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