1965 Austin Healey 3000
Sale price: $US $24,806.00 make an offer
Last update: 01.03.2017
Technical specifications, photos and description:
1965 Austin Healey BJ8 MkIII
Serial # HBJ8L31953
Healey Ice Blue Metallic with Ivory Coves and a Blue Interior
Odometer: 26. 97 miles
For the past fifty-two years this BJ8 has resided within a twenty-five mile radius of the dealership that sold the car new. British Motors of Oakland. California. The car is in above average. driver quality condition with no signs of accident repair work. Extensive service records remain with the car going back to the late 1970's. The previous owner kept the car for twenty-five years in Foster City. California. The original Healey Ice Blue Metallic paint is still visible under the dash and inside the engine bay. In 1980. an appraisal by British Motors described the car as being in “very good original condition. ”
Upon my purchase in August of 2008 I set about doing a sympathetic restoration totaling ~$60. 00. and consisting of paint. upholstery. and mechanical work. The paint process was documented with photos showing the doors. fenders. and trim all being removed at a cost of $12. 00 in March of 2009. The absolute best part about the paintwork is the accuracy of the Healey Ice Blue color. The metal flake is extremely fine and thus not too bright. and very consistent with metallics of the 1960's. Additionally the Ivory coves are the correct shade of warm. bone white.
Inside. the front and rear seats were reupholstered in the correct materials and pattern. A new wood dash was installed. along with new carpet. kick panels. door seals. and scuff plates. The convertible top and tonneau were redone in the correct Everflex vinyl.
Mechanically. all systems have been gone through and the car is in great running order. Listed below is an abbreviated list of the cosmetic and mechanical work performed since my purchase totaling $49. 27. The compression of the engine is excellent. The motor and gearbox was rebuilt by a previous owner. with the repair order indicating new pistons. main bearings. rod bearings. timing chain. rod bushings. valve guides (intake & exhaust). and tensioner. At this time the clutch plate. disc. bearings. master. and slave were also done.
Within the last 300 miles. as set of new 72 spoke Motor Wheel Service UK wheels and tires were fitted along with a complete stainless steel exhaust system.
Upon deciding to sell the car I had the car freshly serviced this month. The car was then driven on a ~170 mile Northern California British Car Club event and further sorted. The car is currently in superb mechanical condition and ready to be driven and enjoyed by the next owner. Feel free to call (650)483-(six)567 with any questions or to arrange a time to see the car in person. The mechanic that services the car can be reached at (650)2(seven)1-1800. As the car is for sale locally. I reserve the right to end the auction early. The car is being sold as-is. where-is. with not warranty expressed or implied.
List of most recent work:
-New sway bar. tune carburetors. exhaust mounts (6/9/15) 26. 05 miles $568
-Remove gearbox and install rear main seal conversion kit.
install new tonneau cover (6/20/14) 26. 87 miles $2. 75
-New 72 spoke wheels by Motor Wheel Service UK and tires.
repair fuel sender. install LED bulbs. chk oil leak (4/10/14) 26. 87 miles $3. 84
-New stainless steel exhaust 26. 21 miles $2. 05
-Install Pertronix coil & ignition. install new hood cover (12/18/11) 25. 83 miles
-Replace oil seal on engine. repair fuel gauge $766
-Clutch master. slave. choke cable (11/3/11) 25. 66 miles $1. 17
-Build & install rear seat back. overdrive switch (7/16/10) $1. 10
-New dash upholstery. kick panels. door seals. scuff plates.
install heater (7/16/10) 25. 08 miles $4. 88
-Cables. hardware. door locks. heater work (7/16/10) $1. 80
-Window winder. 2 seat cushions. install rear seat (11/16/09) 25. 08 miles $4. 04
-Install new wood dash. glove box hinge. clutch slave. brake reservoir (10/7/08)
25. 08 miles $4. 20
-Remove dash & parts (12/04/09) $5. 08
-New Everflex vinyl top. shift lever spring. speaker screen. 3000 motif. overhaul
brake servo. repair gearbox- enlarged detents & adjusted linkages (10/14/08)
25. 56 miles $3490
-Brake hoses. rear hub gasket. brake master. ignition wire set. manifold gasket.
carburetor gasket. distributor cap (8/14/08) 25. 85 miles $1. 53
-4 x piston/calipers stainless steel. brake light switch. valve cover gasket. trunk
-Cosmetic restoration of engine bay. new freeze plugs. hub seals. caliper rebuilding. /p>
paint. brake pads/shims. brake hoses. radiator paint. carpet console. engine
mounts (9/18/08) 25. 85 miles $9. 82
-Front shocks. engine mounts. plugs. condenser (7/7/08) 25. 85 miles $1. 77On Feb-28-17 at 20:35:45 PST. seller added the following information:
I am relisting the Austin Healey. Knowing how much attention this Healey draws on the road. it's no huge surprise that the auction would be any different. The winning bidder got so excited about the car he hit the $50k. bid button before realizing the prudent thing to do would be to see the car in person before purchasing. Having received an overwhelming amount of interest we both agreed the fair thing to do would be to relist the Healey until he has a chance to see it in person this Friday. Being a car guy. I understand the rational thinking behind waiting to see the car in person before buying. I'm available to show the Healey in person and if you're out of state I'm willing to facilitate a pre-purchase inspection by a local British car expert of your choosing. While I know no one enforces winning bids as legal. contractual agreements to purchase. I would greatly appreciate it if everyone bidding after the reserve has been met viewed it as such. Thank you for your interest.
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