null MARK III BJ8 CONVERTIBLE
Sale price: $32,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 05.11.2013
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West Coast Classics are proud to present a rare opportunity to enjoy this wonderful daily driving and always rust free example of this 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 Convertible. the final series (known as Phase III or the BJ8's and built between 1964-7) and the best incarnation of this legendary marque. known by enthusiasts worldwide quite simply as the 'Big Healey's - here is a beautiful and highly striking example of an older restoration on an already exemplary rust and accident free example 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ-8 2+2 Convertible!
The Austin Healey 3000 was the final development of the Austin Healey theme with the original layout of the legendary 100-6. one of the most famous and perfect of sports car shapes ever created. basically retained but with an enlarged engine capacity of 2. 9L compared to the earlier 2. 6L engine. front disc brakes and a plush interior along with creature comforts such as a curved windshield. a proper fully convertible top. wind up windows. a proper fold down hood. push button door handles and even a lockable glove box! The final Mark III was the culmination of the original models combined styling forces but now boasted the most power of all the models plus a walnut wood covered dash and a center console. revised rear suspension and a less vunerable exhaust system due to the models better ground clearance. These last 'Big Healey's' used modified cast iron engines with an uncomplicated design which was both tuneable and very strong with a top speed of 120 mph and with acceleration to match. Impending U. S. safety and emissions regulations scheduled to take effect after the 1967 year model effectively killed the big Healey in its biggest export market although a few left over's were sold in '68.
This particular example was obviously always garaged and has no signs of body damage or rust and was restored a few years ago in gorgeous 'Tartan Red over Black' with a black interior and apart from its already striking appearance. also boasts a lovely walnut dash with a 'Quartz' mounted clock on the rear view mirror. an optional chrome luggage rack and period correct chrome front badge bar with fog lamps and to top it off 4 x 72 spoke Dayton chrome knock off wire wheels with a spare wire wheel and mallet in the trunk!
The car is in great daily driving condition with the engine. clutch. transmission. suspension and braking system all performing like a recently restored car should! The engine is smooth and responsive with the renown Healey rumble identifying the Healey straight six as much as a Ferrari's sound does it's V12! The 4 speed transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears. including the reverse gear and the optional and highly desirable overdrive function works as it should which means it works through all the gears and not just as a fifth speed which is great for highway driving!
The car looks extremely impressive and is certainly still of 'show quality' presented in this highly striking color combination of 'Tartan Red' over black and the matching black interior is also in as exceptional condition with completely original specifications throughout including the original 'Smiths' gauges which are all in correct working order! The car also boasts two switches under the dash. one for the electric fan to avoid any overheating issues and the other switch for the functioning fog lamps. The matching black soft top is also in great shape. both functionally and otherwise and the cars chrome wire 'knock off' wheels are all in great condition with no curb rash or marks and the spare wire wheel and knock off mallet are in their right places in the trunk!
As stated earlier. the engine is extremely strong and powerful and sounds absolutely magnificent - this is a rare opportunity to own a beautifully restored and perfect daily driving BJ-8 Mark III roadster with the highly desirable factory options of overdrive and wire wheels - a perfect candidate for the classic British sports car or Austin-Healey collector to add to his collection or simply a perfect daily driver for any British sports car enthusiast!
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during normal California business hours.
WEST COAST CLASSICS. LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics. LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing. smog. documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country. the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading. otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is. where is' condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1. 00 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay's Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer. cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1. 00 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time. the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again. please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles. especially classic and older vehicles. are by definition unique and complex and their condition. for better or worse. must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. Good luck and thanks for your interest!
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