1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787

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Lot 60
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III BJ8

Sold for US$ 56,000 inc. premium
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III BJ8
Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088
Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787

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

*Offered from the Judge DiLoreto Collection
*The final iteration of the legendary 'Big Healey'
*Beautiful and classic Colorado Red over Black livery
*Lovely Austin-Healey Drophead for spirited Sunday drives or tours



THE AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000

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 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 provided performance worthy of its sporting heritage. 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

Offered here is a wonderful example of the final iteration of the classic Austin-Healey 3000, benefitting from the long list of improvements carried out through the nearly decade-long production run. Completed at the Abingdon factory during the latter part of 1966, this 3000 Mk III BJ8 was configured with left hand steering. Although the car's early history remains unknown, this lovely example is known to have joined DiLoreto's esteemed collection during the mid-1990s. Finished in Colorado Red with trim in black, the Healey displays an older restoration very well, and many finishes and ancillaries appear to be original and preserved. The Austin-Healey is fitted with chrome wire wheels, luggage rack and a classic wood-rimmed steering wheel, giving it just the right period look. The engine number plate falls into the right sequence of the chassis number, is of the correct 29K prefix type for the series, and must be assumed to be the original factory unit.

A great sports car that can be used for spirited drives on twisty roads, or longer weekends away from home, the final-evolution Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 has room for two with luggage and a picnic basket and would surely make for an excellent foray into the British sports car experience.



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1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
1967 Austin-Healey  3000 MK III BJ8 <br /> Chassis no. HBJ8L/39088 <br />Engine no. 29K/RU/H13787
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