1964 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mark III

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Motoring enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic fell in love with the 3000 from its very creation. Road & Track called it ‘an enthusiast’s sports car that was fun to drive with lots of performance and good handling and braking characteristics.” An ensuing review of the Mark III by the British magazine, The Autocar, beamed prophetically, “tractable, capable of an immense amount of hard work with reasonable economy, it will still have its devotees long after production has ceased.”

The BJ8 was the final version of the big Healey sixes. Introduced in 1963 and built through 1967 it was fitted with twin two-inch SU HD8 carburetors and the six-cylinder engine produced 156hp (up from the 132 – 134hp in the prior model BJ7) and 173 foot-pounds of torque.

 

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This is a matching numbers car that was acquired for restoration and resale purchases. The car has been in dry storage since the 70's and was rust free with no collision damage. The restoration of mechanical parts included a complete engine rebuild with crank turned, new main bearings, piston rings, valves and seals, rocker shaft, carbs rebuilt, etc. There is a complete new braking system with an upgraded Delphi brake servo, new fuel lines, rebuilt shocks, rebuilt transmission, new wiring harness and upgraded spin off oil filter. New '72 Spoke Dayton tubeless chrome wheels. Everything has been re-chromed to a high standard as well as new glass and complete rubbers for windshield and doors. Interior is tan leather with a cloth top.