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Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in, 109.0 kW / 146.2 hp / 146.2 hp @ 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm, 165.0 N·m / 121.7 lb·ft / 121.7 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Austin-HealeyIssued from1963
Model3000 Mk IIIIssued until
Serie3000Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustin-HealeyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3580 l / 126.43 cu ft / 126.43 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4010 mm / 157.9 in / 157.9 inTotal (curb) weight1180 kg / 2601 lb / 2601 lb
Width1540 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inDry weight
Height1250 mm / 49.2 in / 49.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2340 mm / 92.1 in / 92.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)1.64 m2 / 17.6 sq ft / 17.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.82 m2 / 8.8 sq ft / 8.8 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)20.3 kW / 27.3 hp / 27.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves 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 supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity485.65 cm3/cylinder / 29.636 cu in/cylinder / 29.636 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power109.0 kW / 146.2 hp / 146.2 hp at 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque165.0 N·m / 121.7 lb·ft / 121.7 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)13.3 kW / 17.8 hp / 17.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output37.4 kW/l / 0.823 bhp/cu in / 0.823 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque56.7 N·m/l / 0.50 lb·ft/cu in / 0.50 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.60 s / 9.60 s / 9.60 sTop (maximal) speed195 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph
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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
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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