Lot 280 - 1967 Austin 3000 Mk.III BJ8
|Odometer reading||1,105 miles|
|Estimate||£32,000 - £38,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,900|
The Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports car built from 1959 to 1967, and is the best known of the 'big' Healey models. The car's bodywork was made by Jensen Motors, and the vehicles were assembled at the BMC Abingdon works. The Austin Healey 3000 MK3 was launched in October 1963 and remained in production until the end of 1967, when production of Austin Healeys ceased. Classified as the BJ8, the new model was the most powerful and luxurious of the big Healeys, with a walnut-veneer dash, wind-up windows, and a 150 hp (112 kW) engine. Improvements to the engine included a new camshaft and twin SU 2"" HD8 carburettors, together with a new exhaust system. Servo-assisted brakes were now fitted as standard. Only 2+2 seat versions were made. The 3000 was a successful car which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday - and is still used in competition by enthusiasts today.
This car finished in Sunburst Yellow over Country Cream, with Black interior trim and fitted with a Black roof was imported from the United States in 1999, and then had a £22,000 complete restoration and converted to right hand drive by an Austin Healey specialist which was started straight away in 1999, the completed car was delivered to the owner in Northern Ireland in March 2000. The car is supplied with a Northern Ireland registration document, a new MoT test certificate and history folder containing the bills for the restoration. This is a stunning example of the iconic British marque.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.