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For Sale: 1963 Austin-Healey MKII
in Mount Dora (Orlando), Florida

Classic cars for sale coast to coast This vehicle is listed by
Classic Dreamcars, Inc.
Classic Dreamcars, Inc.
206 North Highland Street
Mount Dora (Orlando), FL 32757
325-385-1945
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Description
 
THIS BEAUTY IS ONE OF THE 3,532 BJ-7 AUSTIN HEALEY'S BUILT BETWEEN FEB.1962 AND NOV. 1963 AND EXPORTED TO THE UNITED

STATES FROM GREAT BRITAIN. IT IS KNOWN AS A "THE BIG HEALEY". THE 'REMARKABLE' FEATURES FOR THIS MODEL

WOULD BE 'WIND-UP WINDOWS', LAMINATED CURVED WINDSCREEN (WINDSHIELD), A 'PROPER BOOT' (ACTUAL FOLDING CONVERTIBLE TOP), 2+2 SEATING (FOR LEGLESS CHILDREN), LUXURY CARPETING, RETURN TO THE BELOVED TWIN SU CARBS, INCREASED HORSEPOWER, 'NEW' IMPROVED STEERING BOX, HIGHER RATED FRONT SPRINGS, THE 'NEW' SERVO BRAKE CYLINDER , PRESSED STEEL DASH AND ELECTRIC TACH.

WITH A FIRST YEAR ZIP-OUT REAR WINDOW THE MKII BJ-7'S

CAN INSTANTLY BE RECOGNIZED AT SPEED OR SITTING CURBSIDE BY THE VERTICAL -SLATTED GRILLE AND BADGING.

THIS ABSOLUTELY 'STUNNING' CAR IS FINISHED IN CLASSIC 'HEALEY BLUE' WITH BLACK BUCKET SEATS, SOFT TOP AND TONNEAU.

IT CARRIES THE NEW DAYTON CHROME WIRE WHEELS WITH STAINLESS-STEEL SPOKES, LUCAS FOGLAMPS, DERRINGTON

STYLE (MOTO-LITA) WOOD STEERING WHEEL, HEATER,  GIRLING SERVO BRAKES, ORIGINAL EVERFLEX   BRAND TOP/ TONNEAU /

BOOT ORDERED DIRECT FROM ENGLAND, ADJUSTABLE  STEERING COLUMN, 'ROADSPEED-TYPE' RADIAL B.W. TIRES AND

OVERDRIVE, ALL EXCELLENT, AS WELL AS, THE NEATEST 'DECOR' OPTIONS IN 1963. IT UNDERWENT A COMPLETE RESTORATION IN BASE COAT/ CLEARCOAT WITH RECEIPTS IN HOUSE TOTALLING $23,186.55 (ALMOST JUST THE PARTS ONLY) INCLUDING ENGINE REBUILD DOWN TO THE SUSPENSION TIE RODS. IT ALSO GOT A NEW CLUTCH, INTERIOR AND TOP W/ BOOT. WE JUST SPENT OVER $2,000 ON RE-RESTORATION. INCIDENTALLY, THIS CAR IS 'A RUNNER'.
THE 3000 MKII BJ-7 WAS FIT AT ADBINGTON, ENGLAND WITH THE 2912  6 CYLINDER MOTOR AND 4-SPEED GEARBOX.
AND PROVIDED REMARKABLY SUPER PERFORMANCE AGAINST IT'S COMPETITION.
OVERDRIVE WAS AN EXTRA COST OPTION ( 60 ENGLISH POUNDS ). WE ARE HAPPY TO REPORT THIS CAR IS NOT ONLY FITTED WITH O.D. BUT, IT  'WORKS' (SO MANY IN AMERICA ARE NOW DEFUNCT). THE RESULT , WITH THE OPTIONAL OVERDRIVE, WAS A BIG HEALEY WITH A 5-6 SPEED GEARBOX. MAXIMUM TOP SPEED WAS RECORDED BY SPORTSCAR ILLUSTRATED AT 124 M.P.H. ( 4 MPH ABOVE THE SPEEDO READING). 0-60 MPH WAS 11.5 SEC., ALL FROM 131 BHP @ 4750 R.P.M....NOT BAD FOR A SIX
BANGER.  IT CARRIED A 'NEW' FEATURE THIS YEAR:  "SERVO ASSISTED DRUM BRAKES" AT ALL FOUR CORNERS.

THIS WOULD BE THE LAST OF THE LOW-SLUNG HEALEYS....... IN FACT, THERE ARE THOSE THAT WOULD ARGUE THAT THE BJ-7

MODELS ARE " THE LAST OF THE REAL RUGGED  SPORTS CARS" AS, BY THE NEXT MODEL (BJ-8),  AN INCREASED RIDE

HEIGHT WITH A LOWER SPRING RATE  GAVE THE IMPRESSION OF A MUCH LARGER CAR, AS THE 'CUSHY RIDE' WAS ALSO INSTITUTED WITH MORE 'CREATURE COMFORTS'  & DOO-DADS.

THOSE INCLUDED A HARDBACK FOLD-DOWN SEAT, PADDED GEARBOX TUNNEL, QUIETER EXHAUST, WOOD-LIKE FACIA DASH,

ADDED BODY LIGHTS, AND 52 POUNDS MORE  BEEF WEIGHT THAN IT'S SISTER THE BJ-7, SHOWN HERE.
THIS FINE 50-YR. OLD ENGLISH SPORTSCAR IS CHASSIS 25179
WHICH WOULD PLACE IT AT 135 CARS FROM LAST MKII PRODUCED, AND TITLED IN 1964, A COMMON PRACTICE IN THAT DECADE.

WE HAVE SPECIALIZED IN AUSTIN HEALEYS ( INCLUDING SPRITES) , JAGUARS AND 'BATH-TUB' 356 PORSCHES DURING OUR ENTIRE 24 YEAR CAREER IN THE CLASSIC CAR BUSINESS. 100'S OF OUR CARS , IN OUR EARLY DAYS, WERE SOLD NUMBER'S MATCHING, RUST-FREE

DONOR CARS TO TOP-SHELF RESTORATION SHOPS IN EUROPE.... HAVING VISITED THERE MANY TIMES, WE CAN VOUCH FOR

THE QUALITY OF THIS RESTORATION. 

RUNS AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS SO, IT COULD ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS "A DROP DEAD GORGEOUS 2".

ATTRACTIVELY PRICED @ ONLY $55,500 DRIVE IT HOME....

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: CC1-1496145
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$55,500
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Mount Dora (Orlando), FL
Zip
32757
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
MKII BJ-7

Year
1963

Vehicle Category/Style
Roadster

Convertible
Yes

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Healey Blue

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
Black

Seat Material
Vinyl

Accessories and Customizations


Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Inline 6

Engine History
Rebuilt

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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