[Healeys] tri power for sale

Patrick & Caroline Quinn p_cquinn at tpg.com.au
Tue Dec 18 16:29:42 MST 2018



Where did the term ‘tri-power’ come from? Wasn’t it a term used by Pontiac when they fitted triple twin-barrel carburettors to their V8s during the 1950s and ‘60s? 


Generally the colloquial term for the 3000 Mk2 Roadster is ‘tri-carb’ which available in either 2+2 (BT7) or 2 seater (BN7) configuration.


Now highly desirable, there were few Mk2 Roadsters built. Namely:-


BT7 LHD Side-shift                  2,949

BT7 RHD Side-shift                  206

BN7 LHD Side-shift                 187

BN7 RHD Side-shift                 27


BT7 LHD Centre-shift              1,834

BT7 RHD Centre-shift              98

BN7 LHD Centre-shift              129

BN7 RHD Centre-shift              12


I don’t know where the figure of 50 comes from but the above figures are from Clausager’s book and they are repeated in the Anderson/Moment book.


Interestingly of the 12 RHD BN7s built with the centre-shift gearbox, five went to the Competitions Department and became rally cars. There are two original RHD BN7s with centre-shift gearboxes in Australia. Also interesting is that the end of the Mk2 Roadster production overlapped with the beginning of the Mk2 Convertible production so both were being made at the same time and were also available at the same time from the showroom.


Hoo Roo


Patrick Quinn

Blue Mountains, Australia


From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Bruce Steele
Sent: Wednesday, 19 December 2018 2:31 AM
To: simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com; 'i erbs'
Cc: 'Healeys'
Subject: Re: [Healeys] tri power for sale


Indeed a rare and desirable car, but a quick review of the photos shows it is not so “original” as claimed; I can find a number of things that are not correct.


Bruce Steele

Brea, CA

1960 BN7


From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 11:40 AM
To: 'i erbs' <eyera3000 at gmail.com>
Cc: Healeys <healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] tri power for sale


I think they’re saying “only 50 MkII BN7s”. Rather more than 50 centre shift MkII BT7s, of which I have one.




From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of i erbs
Sent: 17 December 2018 18:11
To: Ahealey help <healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: [Healeys] tri power for sale


https://tinyurl.com/y8qss5ld  were there really only 50 center shift tri powers made?

Ira Erbs


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