1965 Austin Healey 3000, Mark III BJ8

Price: US $50,000.00 Item location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: 3000
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: BJ8
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 79,344
  • VIN: HBJ8L31039
  • Color: BRG
  • Engine size: 3000 cc
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1965 Austin Healey 3000

British Racing Green (BRG) is the perfect color for an Austin Healey 3000, as these pictures show! You can’t buy gas or park it without one or more people giving you the high sign or reminiscing about one that they owned or rode in back in the day…

And this gem is a “driver,” not a trailer queen reserved for shows: I’ve take it out of the garage for a ride about once a week for the past 10 years that I’ve owned it. And it has never been in the rain: the original owner was from southern California, and I bought it from the second owner in Arizona, so it’s a “desert” car without a spot of rust anywhere.

Mechanically it has been maintained perfectly, as the 10 year of service records I have will document. Was repainted nicely just before I bought it in 2007, and a local foreign car expert here in Santa Fe went through a complete mechanical update in 2008: new brake pads & shoes, new drive shaft U-joints, resealed timing cover, gearbox, & exhaust manifold, new suspension bushings, radiator hoses, etc. Will include the full service receipt details to the winning lucky buyer – has had a full service every year, including Hemmings’ overly-expensive, extra-Zinc synthetic oil. Also included is the original owner’s manual, shop manual and a nice collection of magazine articles & publications on the history of this beauty.

This BJ8 is completely stock with many very rare original items including the original tonneau cover & boot, British Motor Corporation AM radio (the local music channels suck, but the radio work great!), electronic Laycock overdrive, telescopic steering wheel, etc. The few non-stock items are:

• Electronic ignition system (no more points to adjust!)

• Chrome spoke wheels (original grey paint ones included)

• Halogen headlights & bulb parking lights (safety first!)

• Stainless steel mufflers & exhaust (will never rot)

• Extra firewall insulation (gets hot here in the summer)

• Electric fan added to the drivers-side vent (ditto)

• Larger, multiple-blade radiator fan (ditto, ditto)

Other than that, the car is totally original – not a restored re-creation. Starts and runs fabulously – come to Santa Fe to test drive it and I’ll blow your mind on these mountain twisties! Mileage is 79,344 as of 9/15/2016. About the only flaw I can think of is that you too may sell it some day and be as sad as I am to part with it, but I’m retiring and need the dough.

WARRANTY: This vehicle is used, and being sold AS IS, with no warranties, expressed or implied. I have a clear New Mexico title in hand which I’ll sign over to you once your funds clear. The car is garaged at my home in Santa Fe which you’re welcome to visit to check it out.

PAYMENT: Non-refundable $1,000 PayPal Deposit required within 48 hours of close of auction; full payment required within 7 days of close of auction. Payment by Bank Wire Transfer or US Bank Certified Cashier’s Check only, which must clear before you can pick up the car and title.

SHIPPING: All shipping charges and shipping arrangements are the sole responsibility of the buyer. International buyers must make all shipping arrangements themselves – I will only let you pick the car up from my garage; all shipping, fees, customs charges, bribes, payoffs, etc., are up to you.

If you have questions or need additional information or photos, please email me. Good luck bidding on this beauty and I hope whomever wins takes equally good care of it for its next 50 years.