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healey383
Donn Edlund
Elk Grove, California
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Registered:
12/07/2013 04:41PM

Main British Car:
1960 Austin Healey 3000 Chevy 383 Stroker

Radio for Austin Healey 3000
Posted by: healey383
Date: December 21, 2013 01:02AM

Anybody know how the factory installed the radio in a 1960 BT7 ?


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Radio for Austin Healey 3000
Posted by: Moderator
Date: December 21, 2013 03:07AM

Are you sure there was a factory radio option?


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Radio for Austin Healey 3000
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 21, 2013 08:09AM

Not many. Most were Dealer installed.

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According to BMC executives at the time, cars were not shipped to the US with radios unless purchased in Europe for later US delivery. Although a few owners indicate otherwise, the diverse types of radios supplied by dealers leads me to think that there was no official radio and the BMC radio (BMC being the next to the last corporate name for the group) was the only one of many provided.

I donít know nor have I stated that US frequency-compliant radios were provided by BMC in the UK. The radios supplied with orders for Healey European delivery. I expect were of a multiband design to address such a situation. I am aware that three friends brought back Healeys following their military stints and touring after arranging UK factory delivery. Two purchased and had radios installed by UK dealers while the other said a Becker multiband was installed, per his request, when he picked up the car at the factory.



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healey383
Donn Edlund
Elk Grove, California
(15 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2013 04:41PM

Main British Car:
1960 Austin Healey 3000 Chevy 383 Stroker

Re: Radio for Austin Healey 3000
Posted by: healey383
Date: December 23, 2013 01:48PM

Thanks ! This is good info. I thought I had a stripped down model !


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