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1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mk.III Convertible

See Video Below! Beautiful Restoration by Marquee Specialist Kurt Tanner. Rare and Desirable Factory Hardtop.

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Price $95,000
VIN H-BJ8-L/25676
Exterior Color Red with White Hardtop
Interior Color Black
Mileage 94846 Miles TMU
Engine 2.9 Litre Inline 6-Cylinder
Transmission 4-Speed with Overdrive
Status Off-site
Stock FJ1924

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1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Convertible
s/n H-BJ8-L/25676
Red with White Hardtop with Black Interior

The 3000 Mark III was launched in October 1963, and remained in production until the end of 1967 when production of Austin-Healeys ceased. Classified as the BJ8, the new model was the most powerful and luxurious of the big Healeys, with a walnut-veneer dash, wind-up windows, and a 150 hp (112 kW) engine. Improvements to the engine from earlier cars included a new camshaft and valve springs, and twin SU 2" HD8 carburetors, together with a new design of exhaust system. Servo-assisted brakes were now fitted as standard. Option extras were similar to those offered for the Mark II, the main change being that the standard interior trim was now Ambla vinyl, with leather seats being added to the list of options. In May 1964 the Phase II version of the Mark III was released, which had a modified rear chassis that allowed rear ground clearance to be increased, among other minor improvements.

This particular 3000 Mk. III is a professionally restored example in its original colors, done by Austin Healey restoration authority Kurt Tanner, according to the owner. It was sold new in early 1964 via Nuffield Exports of San Francisco, California, and finished in this dashing shade of Colorado red with black interior and soft top. It was thoroughly optioned with wire wheels, a heater, adjustable steering column, a laminated windscreen, and importantly, an overdrive unit fitted to the transmission.

The car has seen very few miles since the show-level restoration was completed, and is ostensibly as-new in virtually every regard. Owing to its longtime dry climate existence, the restoration work was able to be carried out in a “body on” fashion, minimizing any disruption to the panel gaps and shut lines. The paint, chrome, glass and lenses are all unmarked and absolutely beautiful. The car sits on sparkling wire wheels shod with modern BF Goodrich tires which are nearly new. The interior upholstery, dash wood, instruments and switchgear are all in immaculate condition. The car is equipped with a rare factory hard top in a beautifully contrasting white, which is restored to the caliber of the balance of the car, as is the soft top and frame.

The under hood and trunk areas are also restored to show standards. The only alterations known to us from original specification are steel braided fuel lines, and a trunk mounted battery shut off, both changes made with reliability and safety in mind. When the trunk lid is open, it is possible to detect where some minor body repairs had been carried out to the lid itself. The trunk even features a period-style Lucas badged battery.

The car runs and drives as it looks and would lead the new owner to feel like he was driving home from the selling dealer in San Francisco in 1964! Included with the car is the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, a bound Driver’s Handbook, restored factory hard top, restored soft top and frame, and matching wire wheel spare with hold down. With the driving season approaching, this beautifully restored and turn-key Healey is the perfect summertime addition to any British car collection.


 


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