<b>1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MkIII BJ8  </b><br />Chassis no. HBJ8L/41015 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H15678
Lot 290
1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MkIII BJ8
Chassis no. HBJ8L/41015
Engine no. 29K/RU/H15678

Without reserve
Sold for US$ 44,000 inc. premium

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1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MkIII BJ8

Chassis no. HBJ8L/41015
Engine no. 29K/RU/H15678

2,912cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
150bhp at 5,250rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive
Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
Front Disc – Rear Drum Brakes


*Highly original example with great patina
*Recently mechanically refurbished
*A Big Healey with personality
*In same ownership for many decades
*Offered with history file and Heritage Trust Certificate



THE AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000

With the introduction of the final 'Big Healey' 3000 MkIII model, the legendary British manufacturer of sports cars successfully retained the essence of its classic curvaceous long hood/short deck sports roadster, but had grown the car to accommodate 2+2 seating, and loaded it with amenities directed towards the booming North American market.

Designed as a sports car and indeed quite successful in rallying and racing, the Austin-Healey 3000 had by the mid-1960s evolved into the fully civilized 3000 MkIII. Fitted with roll-up side windows and an easily operable soft top, the 2+2 tourer was quite enjoyable and safe for daily driving. Fitted with the potent 2,912cc 150bhp twin-carb six-cylinder engine, mated to a four-speed manual overdrive transmission, and equipped with disc brakes in the front, the 3000 Mk III also provided performance worthy of its sporting heritage.

Shortly after the MkIII was introduced in 1964, 'Phase II' upgrades were added that would further enhance the ride and handling of all subsequent MkIII BJ8 series chassis through 1967. Top speed was 121mph and the 0-60mph time dipped below 10 seconds. Despite the antiquity of the basic design, the Big Healey remained as popular as ever, though increasingly stringent safety and emissions legislation meant that its days were numbered.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Built during the summer of 1967, this charming 3000 MkIII BJ8 is really one of a kind. Believed to have been purchased new by a South Carolina sports car enthusiast, the blue Healey was parked in a barn during the early 1970s, and was left there until 2010. It was pure luck how the previous owner stumbled across the car. Himself a restorer from the Landrum, South Carolina area, one day he was fueling up an old MG that he was in the process of restoring, when the daughter of the supposedly original owner of this Healey pulled up and asked if he knew how to work on vintage British sports cars. Soon after, the restorer found himself in an old barn, where this very 3000 Mklll BJ8, along with an MGA Roadster, had sat idle for decades. Both cars were complete and highly original, and truly the definition of the term 'barn find'.

After being retrieved from its old hiding place, the Healey received a thorough mechanical and cosmetic refurbishment, where every effort was made to leave the car as original as possible. The work included replacement of the exhaust system, a full brake service with new hoses and rebuilding of the hydraulic components, cleaning of the radiator and replacement of coolant hoses and the water pump, cleaning of the fuel system and rebuilding of the carburetors. The car was fully serviced and lubricated, the overdrive system repaired, while the wire wheels were restored and mounted on new tires. The carpets were replaced, but the balance of the interior was left original.

The car's exterior and interior has a lovely patina today, which really gives the car personality. Many years ago, Candlewood Kennels was painted on the doors, which is believed to have been the name of the first owner's Kennel station. Offered with a history file, which includes photos of the car in the barn where it sat, many photos of the refurbishment process, receipts and its Heritage Trust Certificate, this charming 3000 Mklll BJ8 really stands out, and is one of the most original examples that we have ever been privileged to offer.

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