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1965 Austin Healey 3000

Sale price: $US $50,100.00 make an offer
Last update: 26.08.2016

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Austin Healey
Model: 3000
Year: 1965
Type: Convertible
Color: Colorado Red
Mileage: 60,733
Engine: 2,912 cc overhead valve inline six-cylinder engine
Transmission: Manual
Trim: BJ8 MKIII Sports Convertible
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Austin Healey 3000 for sale

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1965 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 MK III Sports Convertible

Built from 1963 to 1967. the BJ8 was the final version of the big Healey sixes. Fitted with twin two-inch SU HD8 carbonators. the BJ8's six-cylinder engine produces 150 hp (compared to the 132-134 hp in the prior model . the BJ7) and 173 foot-pounds of torque.

The MK III also received a revised exhaust system designed to clear a low speed bump without damaging the car. a fix to a problem that had plagued Austin Healeys since 1953. Passenger accommodations include roll-up side windows ( introduced on the BJ7 three years earlier) and a luxuriously trimmed interior with a wood-faced dashboard and center console. Under the hood. a previously optional vacuum brake booster for the front disc and rear drum brakes was made standard on all BJ8 models.

This specific BJ8 is a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) certified matching numbers car. It is finished in its stunning original color. Colorado Red. and two stage urethane was used in two separate paint applications to give the color extreme depth and luster.

The car was received a complete and comprehensive ground-up restoration by Healey Lane of Riverside. California. All technical systems –  including the entire drivetrain. fuel system. electrical system. stainless steel exhaust system. suspension and brakes – were rebuilt or replaced as necessary. The interior was fitted with a refinished walnut dash. rebuilt original gauges. new Ambla covered seats with chrome piping. and black carpets. A new windshield was installed. as were five chrome wheels. The car comes complete with a full complement of tools. including a new spare tire hammer.

Total mileage is 60. 33. with the car being driven only approximately 200 miles since restoration (to test and debug the vehicle). It has spent the majority of its life in California. Arizona and Florida.  

Full photo documentation of the restoration. original service documents. and the original driver's handbook are included with the sale of the car.

This vehicle is eligible to be sold and shipped internationally.

Specifications:Chassis number: H-BJ8-L/30063Engine number: 29K-RU-H/4789Body Number: 74889Color: Colorado RedBuild date: November 20-23 of 1964Dispatch date: December 18. 1964 (to USA)150 hp2. 12 cc overhead valve inline six-cylinder enginefour-speed manual gearbox with overdriveindependent front suspension and rear live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springsFront disc and rear drum brakesWheelbase: 92″
Restoration details:

Restoration completed March 2007 by Tom Rocke of Healey Lane Restorations

2-stage urethane paint process used for original Colorado Red colorRebuilt transmission and engine using all new partsGrade 5 original fasteners. nuts and boltsNew chrome wire wheels. 60 spokes with original brass chromed knockoffsNew brakes. brake lines. master cylinderNew steering components. seals and jointsNew clutchNew stainless steel exhaust systemRe-cored new radiator with Hayden cooling fan systemRefurbished original steering wheelNew cloth covered wire harnessRefurbished gas tank with lifetime warranty from RenuzitNew batteryAll new interior from Austin Healey Spares (England):  Ambla covered seats with chrome piping and Black English wool carpet kitAll new chrome and cad platted componentsNew windshield glass. door glass. and window rubberNew suspensionNew shocks in front. new spring componenets in rearComplete new rubber kit installedOriginal heavy gauge rechromed bumpersWalnut dash with rebuilt original gauges. calibrated and certified by Palo Alto speedometer. New convertible hood with fitted hood bagAll new lighting components. gauge bulbs. halogen headlights. brake lights. turn signalsNew trunk kit installed with wire wheel spare tireMore photos and information available on our website!
For a prompt response to all questions and inquiries. please call:
Kim Baker413 329 0214
Note: this vehicle is also being sold locally. and as such as reserve the right to end this auction early.  

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