Lot 322 - 1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mk. III

Lot 322 - 1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mk. III

Lot 322 - 1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mk. III

Lot Number 322
Registration BNE 535B
Chassis Number HBJ8L/29616
Engine Number 29KRUH/4653
Estimate £48,000 - £55,000

The Austin-Healey 3000 was 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 3000 was a successful car which won its class in many European rallies during its heyday and also ran at Le Mans during that period; as such it’s still used in competition by enthusiasts today. The 3000 Mk. III 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 150bhp engine. Improvements to the engine included a new camshaft and valve springs and twin SU 2" HD8 carburettors together with a redesigned exhaust system and servo-assisted brakes.

This superb matching numbers Austin Healey was built in 1964. This Mk. III version is fitted with manual transmission with overdrive and retains its original and stunning colour combination of Colorado Red with a red Ambla interior and black mohair hood. Originally supplied in left hand drive configuration for North America, this 3000 was professionally converted to right drive a number of years ago.
The previous owner has had this impressive example for 27 years. During our vendors tenure this impressive Austin Healey has been well maintained. The history file accompanying this car contains bills and receipts in excess of £10,000 and shows a recent engine rebuild by marque specialists, The Northern Healey Centre. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and Heritage Certificate, we are informed that this MoT exempt model is a joy to drive and ready for a new home.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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