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Please note that this vehicle is titled 1968.
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.