1967 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 MKIII 4-Speed Manual w/air conditioning
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin Healey
- Model: 3000
- SubModel: BJ8 MKIII
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Leather seats
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: NA
- VIN: HBJ8L/40026
- Color: Black
- Engine size: I-6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Transmission speeds: 4
- Drive type: RWD
- Drivetrain: RWD
- Interior color: Red
- Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
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1967 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 MKIII1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III BJ8
Fully documented Frame Off Restored 3000 MK III BJ8 Convertible
Complete numbers matching car with 2.9 liter 6-cylinder engine
VIN # HBJ8L/40026
Built: 6 - 11 Jan 1967
Dispatched to USA: 10 July 1967
Body: 3233 BJ8 84952
Key number: FS.906
Brilliantly executed and marvelously fun to drive, this completely restored Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III defines open-air motoring. If you're looking for a fully sorted ‘Big Healey’ that is ready for a show, rally or tour, or for your own driving pleasure, this Austin Healey is it.
The restoration, commissioned by country singer Alan Jackson, was a 2 year, complete nut and bolt, frame off rotisserie restoration performed by BMC Classics in New Smyrna, FL, well known for their high quality Austin Healey restorations. The restoration was completed in 2007. It was shipped to San Antonio Texas where it was always garaged, well maintained, and rarely driven. It has an estimated 3,000 miles since restoration. The restoration has been recently freshened with all new exterior chrome along with a new brake master cylinder, rebuilt clutch master cylinder and rebuilt SU carbs. A valve adjustment and cooling system flush was also performed. This car runs, drives and stops as good as it looks. Overall, the car presents as a show-quality example that is certainly hard to fault.
The entire car is laser straight with excellent body panel fit. The show quality black paint is deep and shines magnificently. Every piece of chrome/brightwork, including bumpers, overriders, grill, grill surround, new ornate cloisonne wing badge, door handles, window trim, wipers, hinges, and latches are either new, or newly chromed, and free from flaws and pitting. All glass is clean and scratch free.
The frame and stamped metal underside and wheel wells are consistent with the rest of the body, finished in the same high-gloss black paint. Underneath the new black boot top is a new black vinyl soft top free from fading and scratches, with a clear plastic window that zips down. It all adds up to one lust worthy Austin Healey 3000 that puts most European metal to shame.
Mechanically, this Austin Healey exemplifies open top motoring. The completely rebuilt 2.9 liter 6-cylinder engine breathes through twin SU carburetors and factory intake. A factory manifold, replacement pipes and mufflers/resonators handle exhaust duties.The engine compartment has been meticulously detailed and is show quality. The engine, drivetrain and suspension move this compact roadster quickly out of tight curves, and can cruise comfortably in just about any situation its owners' demand.
A 4-speed with electronic overdrive utilizing a hydraulic clutch provides quick and easy shifting, snappy acceleration and gentlemanly highway manners. Running fast in third and fourth using the overdrive switch like another shift lever can be pure joy. Stop with confidence with front disc and rear drum brakes. The chassis, which rides on a set of coil and leaf springs, has been fully restored. At the corners, 60 spoke chrome wire wheels are fitted with 165HR15 Vredestein Sprint Classics fresh knock-offs (new lead hammer included).
Like its exterior, the interior of this 3000 BJ8 was completely restored. Correct bucket seats with two occasional seats in the rear are finished in red leather with correct gold and black piping. Sitting behind a walnut-veneer dash, chrome rimmed gauges, an original large diameter steering wheel with integrated turn signals provides good leverage for spirited cornering. The dash pad, door panels, shifter, and carpeting are all in like-new condition.
Although not an option when the car was new, you’ll be happy to have this reliable cooling system in the car for those hot summer days. Custom designed and built specifically for this car, with period correct dash controls and vents. It looks like it was factory installed.
It has a completely new wiring harness throughout the entire car with a 12V negative ground electrical system (the tachometer was converted to negative ground as well)
The Austin Healey 3000 has long been revered as the quintessential English Sports Car. If you're an enthusiast who enjoys spirited top-down motoring, few classics deliver this blend of fun and exclusivity. And with the beautiful and rare black/red color combination, this roadster will fare very well at any gathering or event you choose to attend.
Sale includes: British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate and pictures documenting complete restoration
More restoration photos are available upon request