To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Monterey
event, 15 - 17 August 2019.
$60,000 - $80,000
- Desirable early example with matching-numbers engine
- Mechanically serviced and recently detailed
- Documented by British Motoring Industry Heritage Trust
- Includes books, tools, and jack
The Austin-Healey 3000 series, first introduced in 1959, was an
evolution of the celebrated Austin-Healey 100 sports car of the
mid-1950s. For many collectors, this car, along with the Series 1
Jaguar E-Type, represents the pinnacle of the British sports car
This 1964 Mk III BJ8 Phase II is an excellent representative of the
highest and final development of the celebrated "Big Healeys"
before the model was discontinued in 1968. In almost every area,
the 3000 Mk III Phase II was an improvement over the earlier 3000
models. The 2,912 cc six-cylinder engine was boosted to nearly 150
bhp and backed by a four-speed transmission, with overdrive as
standard. The handling and stopping were also improved by radius
arms at the rear axle and the addition of front disc brakes.
Finally, the cockpit was upgraded with the addition of a heater,
adjustable steering wheel, windshield washers, and wood fascia and
center console between the seats. Even though it was more
comfortable than previous offerings, the top speed of 120 mph made
it the fastest of all the road-going Healeys.
According to its accompanying BMIHT certificate, this Austin-Healey
3000 was completed on 5 May 1964 and dispatched to New Orleans,
Louisiana, on 27 May. The car was originally equipped with
overdrive, wire wheels with whitewall tires, a heater, adjustable
steering wheel, and black tonneau cover. The subject of a
professional frame-off restoration in 2004, the car caught the eye
of the current owner in 2017. Immediately after purchasing, he had
the Austin-Healey thoroughly serviced to ensure a complete safety
inspection. Among other things, the fuel pump and all fuel lines
were replaced, and the front suspension was properly dialed-in.
Complete with books, tools, jack, and the requisite BMIHT
certificate, this 3000 was recently detailed, guaranteeing that it
will turn heads wherever it goes.To view this car and others
currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at