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1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8

Sale price: $38,263.00 make an offer

Car location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: austin healey
Model: 3000 MKIII BJ8
Year: 1965
Type: convertible
Color: British racing green
Mileage: 20,262
Engine: 2.9l i6
Transmission: manual
Trim: 2 Door Convertible
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8 for sale

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1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8 Photo
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8
  • 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - Incredibly Original, Numbers Matching BJ8

Offered for sale is our stunning. numbers matching. rust-free 1965 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 finished in its iconic and factory correct British Racing Green over black. Always a Southern California car that's been properly garaged and cared for. its third (and most recent) owner has used it as a weekend driver for the better part of two decades. purchasing it from a business associate in the Los Angeles area who was also a long-time owner. With "big" Healeys routinely fetching sales prices nearing six figures. they represent a unique segment of the classic car market: highly collectible with good appreciation potential. but with strong drivers still priced somewhat accessibly so that you can actually enjoy driving them. Which is a good thing. because the cars are far too fun to drive to relegate them to garages or trailers on the way to shows. This car is no exception. A rust-free. mechanically strong and numbers matching example. it will undoubtedly provide its next owner with countless enjoyable driving experiences in an asset that will only increase in value over time.

The car's finish is in excellent condition. deep. lustrous and marred only by  minor imperfections. none of which appear in any of the pictures. The body is completely straight without any dings and all of the panel fits and gaps are consistent and correct. The car's brightwork is in great original condition. as is the glass and rubber. The knock-off wire wheels are fantastic and are wrapped in tires with plenty of remaining tread. The car's soft top has been replaced and and fits tightly. retaining a clear rear window. The car's interior is equally clean. the seats. carpets and interior panels all in very good original condition. The wood dash inlays show typical cracking in their thick gloss coating. however the veneer is in great shape underneath and the inlays can be easily refinished should that be the next buyer's wish.

The car is free of rust in both the body and the undercarriage and we can send additional photos to any interested parties in the next day or two once we can get the car up on a lift. The car is also in great shape mechanically. Starting without any hesitation or smoke. the numbers matching engine idles consistently and pulls with grin-inducing BJ8 force. The car shifts smoothly through each of its gears without any grinding or slipping and the car drives and brakes straight. It's a joy behind the wheel. a visceral rush whether roaring through the canyons or cruising down the highway. and there's not a more fun car out there to go to dinner in on a warm summer evening.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a wonderful appreciating classic with all the right things going for it: rust-free. numbers matching. mechanically strong and finished in the best and most desirable color combination.  We want this car to go to great home and would be happy to further discuss it and answer any questions. so please feel free to email us or call us at 805-202-4557. You can also visit us online at GoodmanReed.

Goodman Reed Motorcars

We've always had an appreciation for classic European cars and over the years have created an eclectic personal collection. We only buy cars that we'd personally be interested in owning and generally only sell them to make room for other acquisitions. Sadly. that time has come for this Austin Healey BJ8 (if the price is right. of course - this isn't a fire sale). We try to give accurate descriptions of the cars we're selling. but we're enthusiasts. not experts. and we encourage and are happy to help facilitate personal or professional inspections. But please do so before bidding. as the alternative harms our ability to make sales to other interested parties who have done their proper due diligence before bidding.

For U. S. buyers a 10% non-refundable deposit is required within 3 days of the auction's end. the balance to be paid within 7 days of the auction's end. Foreign buyers must pay in full within 7 business days of the auction's end. Buyer is responsible for shipping. however we'd be more that happy to help with recommendations and arrangements. The car is listed locally and we reserve the right to end the auction at any time should it sell prior to auction's end. Thanks for your interest.

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Peter Sprason, dated 21 october 2015
Very interested to buy your car. Is it still for sale?
Has it a heritage certificate needed for import into the U.K?
Kind Regards Peter Sprason.


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