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Lot 4

2013   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2013

1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8

SOLD $93,500

Estimate

$75,000 - $95,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

HBJ8L 26525

Engine

29K RU-H 1399

Car Highlights

A Fine Example of the Big Healey
Boasting a Well-Documented Restoration
British Motor Heritage Trust-Certified Correct Example
Most Powerful Specification

Technical Specs

1,912 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
150 BHP at 5,250 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive
Front Disc Brakes, Rear Drums
Independent Front Suspension
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that this vehicle is titled as a 1965.

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This handsome Mk III, delivered to San Francisco in May 1964, is one of only 1,390 Series I examples produced during the two-year run of the model, which is considered by many to be the most comfortable, versatile, and best performing of the Big Healeys. This dashing car received lavish attention by a previous owner, who conducted a comprehensive body-off restoration that he thoroughly documented with a wealth of photographs.

In January 2004, Marc Nowak acquired this marvelous Austin-Healey and, shortly thereafter, embarked upon another round of significant restorative work, engaging the services of a variety of seasoned specialists. Jon Carson of Fenders and Fins in Woodinville, Washington, completely re-fit the panels and refinished the exterior in its original color, and Heritage Upholstery & Trim of North Vancouver refurbished the interior with correct red leather, carpets, and cockpit trim. Nowak retained John Maloney of Autospor t Seat tle to rebui ld the engine and transmission, and to tune the powerplant for optimal performance. Rick Korn of Woodinville Sports Car freshened the brakes, exhaust, and undercarriage, and British Wire Wheel renewed the wheels and installed new Vredestein tires.

The British Motor Heritage Trust has certified that this outstanding Austin-Healey 3000 is completely correct and consistent with original model specifications. Since its quality restoration, this car has never been exposed to inclement weather and has been used exclusively on motoring tours and events. The current owner, who acquired the car in 2009, attests that this marvelous paragon of British motoring has been a pleasure to drive and own. Accompanied by numerous receipts of service and restorative work as well as photo documentation, this carefully presented Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III is an enviable example of the immensely popular sports car that will forever be viewed as a benchmark of British design and performance.