The Austin-Healey 3000 was manufactured built from 1959 to 1967,
known as the "big Healey". The car's bodywork was made by Jensen
motors and vehicles were assembled at BMC's MG works in Abingdon
with the corporation's MG models. Initially a 2 seat sports car
they eventually progressed to include 2+2 style jump seats in the
The 3-litre 6-cylinder 3000 was a highly successful competition
car, winning its classes in many rallye and racing events. These
cars are still raced in vintage racing events today.
The 3000 sports convertible Mark III was announced in February 1964
with its power increased from 136 bhp to 150 bhp by a new higher
lift camshaft, SU HD8 carburetors replaced HS6 units increasing the
choke size from 1.75 to 2 inches. Power-assisted braking became
standard instead of optional. The new car's fascia displayed its
speedometer and tachometer directly in front of the driver.
The Mark III BJ8 remained in production until the end of 1967 when
manufacture of Austin-Healeys ceased. Only one further car was
built in March 1968. BMC thought the car's place would be filled by
the 6-cylinder MGC. Many consider the 1967 3000 Mk III the high
water mark of all Healeys.
Presented here is a nice example of a 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mk
III BJ8, vin. #:HBJ8L36369, and is offered in correct, British
Racing Green over Black with white piping interior. It features a
fairly extensive body-on restoration done to a nice standard with a
total respray, new chrome, new chrome wire wheels, new radial
tires, stainless steel exhaust, beautifully restored engine bay,
carpet and new top. This car was in a private Southern Ohio
collection many years before entering the current collection and
then restored. The very solid body did not show signs if internal
rust prior to respray. This is a British Heritage Certified car and
carries the appropriate certificate, authenticating the car has the
correct engine and body numbers and is numbers matching.
Just in time for Fall foliage touring in the Adirondacks, this
Healey 3000 will bring many years of touring pleasure and prove to
be a wise investment at the same time.