Lot 69

2020   |   Scottsdale 2020

1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8

SOLD $73,920


$80,000 - $100,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Less than 1,000 Miles on a Beautiful and Comprehensive Restoration
Retains Its Matching-Numbers Engine per BMIHT Certificate
First in Class at the 2009 Vancouver, All British Field Meet
Accompanied by Restoration Photos and Receipts, BMIHT Certificate, Owner’s Manual, Tool Kit, and Car Cover
An Incredible Austin-Healey 3000 Finished to Uncommonly High Standards

Technical Specs

2,912 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU HD8 Carburetors
150 BHP at 5,250 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive
Front Disc, Rear Drum Hydraulic Brakes
Front Double-Wishbone, Coil-Spring Suspension
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that the tool kit accompanying this vehicle consists of a jack and a hammer.

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One of the automobiles that came to define British motoring, the Austin- Healey 3000, commonly known as the “Big Healey,” found its most refined expression with the introduction of the Mk III BJ8. Introduced in 1964, the Mk III would be the last iteration of the 3000 series, as well as its most luxurious, with a new center console, walnut-veneer dash, toggle switches, and optional leather seating. Major improvements in engine power were supplied by twin SU HD8 carburetors, an improved camshaft, and a highly efficient exhaust system. With all of these features, the meticulously restored Mk III BJ8 offered here serves as an excellent example of why the Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 has become so highly regarded among British sports cars.

After it was purchased by its current owner, this BJ8 received a painstaking restoration. Completed in 2009, the two-year process involved dismantling the entire vehicle and rebuilding the car’s body, drivetrain, and interior with every consideration given to restoring both the vehicle’s aesthetic and its mechanical components. Finished in a brilliant dark silver blue and matching navy leather interior, the car has a factory-correct appearance, which is upheld by its rebuilt matching-numbers engine. With a condition comparable to its initial delivery in 1965, this Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III exemplifies why car enthusiasts everywhere admire the BJ8.