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Lot 2

2019   |   Pebble Beach 2019

1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8

SOLD $89,600

Estimate

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

Chassis

H-BJ8-U/42581G

Engine

29K/RU/17068

Car Highlights

Wonderful Example of a Final-Year “Big Healey”
Recent Restoration by Marque Expert Sean Johnson
Gold Award Winner at the June 2019 Healey Rendezvous
Completely Rebuilt Numbers-Matching Engine per BMIHT Certificate
Original Options Including Overdrive, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Heater, Laminated Windshield, and Tonneau Cover

Technical Specs

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

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle is titled 1968.

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Austin-Healey’s most refined expression of the British sports car arrived with the introduction of the 3000 Mk III BJ8. The example offered here has been expertly restored by marque specialist Sean Johnson of The Austin Healer in Okanogan, Washington. As documented by Johnson in an exhaustive write-up on his work that accompanies the sale, the Austin-Healey was first stripped to a bare-metal tub. Steel body parts, where needed, were sourced from Kilmartin Automotive Sheetmetal in Australia, with the chassis and body assemblies painstakingly test-fitted and rotisserie painted prior to final assembly.

Attention to detail extended to the mechanicals, with a rebuilt matching- numbers engine and running gear. The twin SU carburetors were completely overhauled with new throttle shafts, needles, jets, seats, and filter screens. Top to bottom, the car has a factory-correct appearance judged to Austin- Healey Concours Registry Gold standards with discreet internal upgrades for durability.

Resplendent in Healey Blue with white coves, this comprehensively restored BJ8 exemplifies why the Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III is universally admired by sports car enthusiasts everywhere. A recipient of a coveted Gold Award at its inaugural showing at the June 2019 Healey Rendezvous in Lake Chelan, Washington, this stunning example is ready for a new owner and participation in top-tier concours and driving events.