1967 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Mark III
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin Healey
- Model: 3000
- SubModel: BJ8 Mark III
- Type: Convertible
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 70,166
- VIN: H-BJ8-L/39629
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 2912 cc
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Mark III
Up for auction is a beautiful example of the iconic British sports car, 1966 Austin-Healey 3000. The car is the BJ8, ark III model and represents the most advanced and comfortable version that Austin-Healey made. Manufactured in December 1966, t was originally delivered to Newark, ew Jersey. The California title stated that the mileage was accurate but the speedometer was not working when we got the car so actual mileage is unknown.
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We purchased the car almost 4 years ago knowing it needed some bodywork done. Once we got into the car we decided to go ahead and have the car completely stripped and repainted its original Healey blue. We can state that there is ZERO rust in this car, s the pictures will support. Tom Black’s Garage, ne of the best shops on the West coast, id all of the body and paintwork.
While the body was being repaired and painted we had all the mechanicals rebuilt. The engine was rebuilt with the crankshaft turned down 0.020” and new cam bearings installed. A heavy-duty crankshaft balancer and modern rear oil seal were added. The head was rebuilt with new, ardened valve seats, ew valves and springs. We kept the car positive ground and had a modern electric fan and controller installed and also upgraded to a modern high torque starter and a spin-on oil filter. The original starter, il filter assembly and valve cover will come with the car allowing the new owner to return it to a more original condition if they want.
The exhaust manifold was sent out to Jet-Hot and coated in ceramic. A new, tainless steel exhaust was installed. The spare tire is an original-style painted wire wheel with a new tire on it. The other four wheels are new as are the tires. A proper Shelley jack is included as well as a non-original tool roll with most the tools you might need on the road. The fuel tank is aluminum and a new battery was installed. A battery tender is included with the car.
The gearbox and overdrive were overhauled, s was the rear end. The brake and clutch master and slave cylinders were re-sleeved by Apple Hydraulics providing a lifetime of protection from corrosion. New rotors and rear brake drums were installed. A new wiring harness was installed and all of the relays were replaced. The heater core was replaced and the car has all new hoses for the engine, he heater air system and the fresh air piping. A newheaterblower assembly was installed. The car sports Lucas headlamps and driving lamps.
All the chrome was either re-plated or replaced and looks gorgeous. The paint job is magnificent with only a couple defects, ne around the fuel filler and another by the bonnet opening. This car was meant as a driver, ot a show car, ut it could easily do well in any competition.
A new interior was installed that included an upgrade to leather for the front and rear seats, nd the parcel shelf. We had the wood dash replaced and had a beautiful wood steering wheel installed. All the gauges are working; the temperature/oil pressure gauge was rebuilt. The car includes the convertible boot cover and top that were on the car when we purchased it, new mohair tonneau cover was purchased. The convertible top is missing the installation of some pieces, ncluding the springs (which come with the car) mainly because we never drove the car with top up. The car has a working, ositive-ground AM radio.
We have a lot of money in this car, ore than we will be able to get back out, ut have our eye on a Jaguar E-type and need to raise some capital. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a beautiful example of the Austin-Healey sports car for less money then it would take to restore it yourself.
This is a 50-year-old car and even though it has been thoroughly gone through it is still an old car. We have done our best to accurately describe the car but nothing will replace a personal inspection and test drive, hich we highly recommend.
The winner bidder will be required to pay a non-refundable $1,000 deposit via PayPal within 48 hours of the action close. Full payment will be required within 7 days via direct bank wire transfer. Cash, ashier’s check, ersonal check or any other form of payment will NOT be accepted.
The car is sold AS-IS and WHERE-IS. The new owner is responsible for all shipping costs and we will work with whatever shipper you select, ithin reason. The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel the auction at any time.