AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 MARK III BJ8 1964 - No Reserve

Price: US $16,100.00 Item location: Plymouth, Michigan, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Austin Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8
  • Model: G90
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 1,094
  • VIN: HBJ8L/28612
  • Color: Blue & Light Blue
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual / Overdrive
  • Drive type: 4 speed
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Wire wheels, adjustable steering wheel,, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 G90

Here's is a "big Healey" BJ8 ready to finish restoration for pleasure or show. One of the most sought-after British sports cars getting hard to find with prices continuing to rise. Major engine and mechanical work restored as described below so you will know what needs to be done to get it running.

This car has had following restoration

Engine:Completely removedand restored with following upgrades:valve guides manganese/bronze, stainless steel exhaust valves to use today's unleaded gas.

Engine has been fogged with all port capped and turns easily. Engine has no fluids which is why it was fogged after rebuild.

Engine and transmission have new mounting blocks

Engine has not been timed

Drive shaft has not been installed

New clutch - pressure plate, clutch disc, and throw out (release) bearing. Master cylinder reserve tank has been inspected and cleaned.

Radiator has been flushed and checked for leaks.

Rebuilt both carburetors.

Distributor restored and tested on Sun Distributor Testing Machine

Generator brushes and armature have been cleaned and bench tested; works fine

Starter has had brushes and armature cleaned and bench tested; works fine

Water pump inspected; works fine

Oil filter assembly has been cleaned and inspected

Heater blower - tested and works

Heater core (box) flushed and inspected and doesn't leak; works and needs to be installed

Two horns inspected and installed. One works, one does not.

Windshield wiper motor has been tested and works - needs to be installed.

Additional Information

Transmission: Electric overdrive. Previous owner indicated overdrive works fine. Solenoid has been inspected and works.

Brakes: Not inspected. Chassis moves freely so they're not locked up.

The struts in the engine compartment look good.

The support system housing looks good.

Ther e is no exhaust system

Like all British cars with Lucas wiring, it needs a new wire harness (easily obtained from Moss Motors)

Exterior: Original color was British Racing Green. Previous owner changed to blue and light blue.

There are dings, dents, and paint chips and scrapes.

No signs of bondo

No signs of rust on the body

60 spoke wire wheels. Tires in good condition
Some chrome is in good condition, and some has various degrees of imperfections

Windscreen glass on passenger side has wiper blade marks

Convertible frame: Opens and closes easily; has straps and pull handle, but no cover

Convertible springs need to be installed

Frame (Chassis Assembly):Appears to be solid.

The outriggers need to be replaced (obtain from Moss).

Rocker panels are good

Doors, trunk, and bonnet alignments are even. The Healey is known for not having good spacing. Doors close and latch properly.

Firewall is good

Interior:

In 1964 Austin Healey's new car's fascia displayed its speedometer and tachometer directly in front of the driver. Also, the upholstery was now in Ambla vinyl, therefore, I believe the seats are vinyl. Front seats have been reupholstered. I believe the rear jump seats and back interior are original.

Adjustable steering wheel

Inside door handles and window cranks are not original to the car.

Windows roll up and down.

Driver side seat slides move easily. Passenger side is missing one of the seat slides.

Does have its tonneau support rail (one of the first things usually lost but does not have the tonneau cover).

The hard clear coat on the wood dash is crackled

There floor boards and trunk floor has large rush holes, so need to be replaced which is typcial

Previous owner cut and put in carpet.

Misc.

Car comes with British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certified Copy of factory Record

Shop manual

Machine shop receipt

Parts receipts

There are miscellaneous parts original with the car that have not been installed. Look at the pictures.

Also, look over the pictures closely. I am sure there are missing pieces which can be easily obtained from Moss Motors.

Note: I combined some pictures in order to get more posted, e.g. R/L doors, rockers, etc.

Stored in garage

Selling because we moved and need the garage space.

Vehical Identification Information: Engine numbers 29-K-RU-H/3178, Chassis H-BJ8-L/28612, Body 73425, and even has its original key #901 per the attached British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate

This car has no reserve. Someone will be owning this car. Will assist buyer in shipping, however, buyer is responsible for all shipping costs.

No implied warranty; being sold as is for continued restoration.

Ask questions. Look over photos carefully. Will gladly provide more pictures. I want new owner to be happy with this car. I've tried my best to represent it correctly, but I am not a Healey expert. Inspections are welcomed and encouraged.

Mark III Information

The 3000 sports convertible Mark III was announced in February 1964 its power increased from 136bhp to 150bhp by a new higher lift camshaft. SU HD8 carburetors replaced HS6 units increasing the choke size from 1.75 to 2 inches. Power-assisted braking became standard instead of optional

In May 1964 thePhase IIversion of the Mark III was released, which gained ground clearance through a modified rear chassis.