1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII
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Location: Detroit
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Engine:6 Cylinder
Transmission:4 Speed Manual
Wheelbase:92"
Mileage:57,115

The Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports car built from 1959 to 1967. It is the best known of the "big Healey" models. The car's bodywork was made by Jensen Motors and the vehicles were assembled at BMC's MG Works in Abingdon, alongside the corporation's MG models. During its production life, the car transitioned from an open sports car, albeit with a child-transporting 2+2 option, to a sports convertible. In 1963, 91.5 per cent of all Austin-Healey 3000 cars were exported; mostly to North America.

The 3-litre 3000 was a highly successful car, which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday and is still raced in classic car competitions by enthusiasts today. British Leyland ended manufacture in 1967, intending its place to be filled by a car with a new, though similar, engine in a more recently designed monocoque MGB variant named MGC

The 3000 sports convertible Mark III was announced in February 1964 its power increased from 136 bhp to 150 bhp by a new higher lift camshaft. SU HD8 carburettors replaced HS6 units increasing the choke size from 1.75 to 2 inches, or total area 6.3 sq. inches, increasing by 30.6%.

Power-assisted braking became standard instead of optional. The new car's fascia displayed its speedometer and tachometer directly in front of the driver. Upholstery was now in Ambla vinyl. The Mark III BJ8 remained in production until the end of 1967 when manufacture of Austin-Healeys ceased.

In May 1964 the Phase II version of the Mark III was released, which gained ground clearance through a modified rear chassis.

In March 1965 the car received separate indicator lights.

17,712 Mark IIIs were manufactured.

Fully Restored to top show standards, this exceptional BJ8 is offered well below the cost of restoration, Everything is as new on this car-the paint is without fault with great finish, the panel fit is exceptional, the chrome and other brightwork is mirror like with no crazing or pitting, and the interior and top are as new. Under the hood everything is correct for concourse judging, and detailed to the nines. The undercarriage is perfect and restored properly. Used sparingly since the restoration, the car presents as a freshly restored car in every manner. The car has a known history from new with full documentation, and is in excellent running and driving condition- you could drive this car cross country without hesitation. I dare say this is one of the finest BJ8s on the market today. Finished in a striking color combination this is just an absolutely beautiful example!

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a turn key car that can be immediately entered in the most demanding Concours and can be driven and enjoyed out of the box with no needs whatsoever

 

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