<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />

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Lot 307
1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8

Sold for US$ 43,680 inc. premium
1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8
Chassis no. HBJ8L29075

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

*The final iteration of the iconic 'Big Healey'
*Lovely and factory-correct Healey Blue color
*Much restoration work performed in the last two decades
*Ideal British Roadster for Sunday drives or rallies
*Offered with tonneau cover, car cover, tools, and restoration receipts totaling over $26,900



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THE AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000

With the introduction of the final 'Big Healey' 3000 Mk III 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 Mk III. 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 Mk III was introduced in 1964, 'Phase II' upgrades were added that would further enhance the ride and handling of all subsequent Mk III 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

Completed at the Healey works during the latter part of 1964, this lovely 3000 Mk III BJ8 was equipped as a left-hand drive Convertible and most likely delivered new to the United States. The car had made its way to Colorado by the 1990s, where the current owner procured the car - intended as a birthday gift for his 60th birthday in 2001. Classic car specialist Briarcliff Classic & Imported of Briarcliff, NY has since looked after the car, and more than $26,900 in receipts of restoration work, including an engine and transmission rebuild in 2002, is offered with the car.

Completed in appropriate Healey Blue, this lovely example of the end-of-the-run 'Big-Healey' is ready to be enjoyed on Sunday drives or displayed at local car shows.

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<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
<b>1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8</b><br />  Chassis no. HBJ8L29075<br />
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