Lot 189 - 1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mk. III BJ8
|Odometer reading||32,626 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £36,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,360|
The Austin Healey 3000 Mk. III was launched in October 1963 and remained in production until the end of 1967 when production of Austin Healey’s ceased. Classified as the BJ8, the new model was the most powerful and luxurious of the big Healey’s with a walnut veneer dash, wind-up windows and a 150bhp engine. Improvements to the engine included a revised camshaft, valve springs and twin SU 2" HD8 carburettors together with a redesigned exhaust system and servo-assisted brakes. In May 1964, the phase II version was introduced that gave better ground clearance at the rear by a modified chassis.
This delightfully handsome Austin Healey was repatriated from North America, and subsequently registered in the UK on 10th September 2018. Various work has been completed including extensive work to the body as well as a refreshment of the coachwork. The fabulous two-tone green and cream paintwork is in good order and is complemented by a set of chrome wire wheels that are shod with a set of correct style tyres. Mechanically, this Healey has been overhauled and the vendor reports that it drives well. A large history file includes the US Certificate of Title, a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, various invoices, and a UK V5/C registration document. Used occasionally since the import, this well presented Austin Healey is ready to be enjoyed by a new custodian.
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