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The Austin-Healey 3000 convertible top is the best-known of the three "big" Austin-Healey models. This British sports car was produced at the famous BMC Abingdon plant from 1959 to 1967, and was one of the most successful British sports convertibles of all time.

The Austin-Healey 3000 soft top replaced the beloved Austin-Healey 1000, and was available in two models (2+2 and a two-seater), across three generations.

Mark I was the first generation of Austin-Healey 3000, produced from 1959 to early 1961. It came in two versions: the BT7 (four-seater version) and the BN7 (2-seater). The 3000 had a remarkable top speed of 115 miles per hour, and was available in an optional two-tone paint scheme.

Mark II, the second generation of Austin-Healey 3000, was produced from March 1961 to October, 1963. As with the Mark 1, the four-seater was dubbed BT7 and the 2-seater went by BN7. However, later in the Mark II run, Austin-Healey introduced a 2+2 configuration which was called the BJ7 which included a few other upgrades, such as a redesigned hood.

Mark III, the third generation Austin-Healey 3000 convertible top, launched in October, 1963 and lasted through 1968 when the entire Austin-Healey line ended. Dubbed the BJ8, this version was the largest and most luxurious of all the Austin-Healey 3000 models.

We offer replacement convertible tops for all three models of Austin-Healey 3000, including Mark 1, Mark 2, and Mark 3.

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