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1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 in Scottsdale, Arizona

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Vehicle Description

This wonderful 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 is one of the original 553 Metallic Golden Beige Big Healeys ever produced. It's earned multiple Gold awards from the prestigious Austin-Healey Concours Registry Show, where it scored 978 and 987 of a possible 1,000 points. Other awards include the Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance "Best in Class," Southeastern Classic Healeys in the Smokies "Award of Excellence," "Best of Show" and "People's Choice," Shenandoah Valley British Car Club "First in Class" and The Gathering "First in Class." All the awards and judging sheets are included. As documented with the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, this car was built between March 29-31, 1967, as a left-hand-drive North American export. The original exterior color was Metallic Golden Beige with black trim and black top. The details of the factory-fitted equipment included overdrive, wire wheels, road speed tires, heater, adjustable steering column and laminated windscreen. It was sold new by Yarborough Motors in Fayetteville, NC. This car spent most of its life in North Carolina as documented with copies of titles and registrations that are included. It is a seven-owner vehicle and has been with the same owner since October 2001 until now. This car was the product of a meticulous restoration, which is documented with tons of photos. It was painstakingly restored from 2001-07 to exact concours judging specifications. Every detail was addressed, down to correct wiring and replating of the original bolts. This BJ8 was restored exactly how it was delivered from the factory in 1967. Although this car was trailered to many shows and events, it has been driven 3,500 miles since completion. The car retains all the original sheet metal with the exception of the left front fender. A replacement from England was used during the restoration. The body is laser-straight with great gaps lines throughout. The paint quality is truly spectacular in every sense of the word. Everything on the exterior has been restored to high show-quality standards. The car is currently sitting on chrome 15-inch 60-spoke wire wheels with Sprint Classic 165-HR15 tires. Included with the car for judging purposes are another five painted 15-inch 60-spoke wire wheels with Sprint Classic 165-HR15 tires, as well as the original oil filter. The new De Luxe cockpit with walnut fascia and fold-down luggage panel looks amazing. It's been finished in its original black trim and has roll-up windows. Everything in the interior is in working order. The trunk compartment is nicely detailed. It has a Lucas "Tar Top" AGM battery, correct (rare) Shelly LJ225-CA311 jack, correct tools and Simmons hammer. The engine compartment is highly detailed and very correct throughout. It's powered by the original matching-numbers 2912cc OHV inline 6-cylinder engine with dual SU carburetors. This engine runs and sounds excellent. The engine is coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive on third and fourth gear. This car was rated from 0-60 mph in 9.8 seconds with a top speed of 122 mph. The undercarriage is nicely detailed and also very correct. Many additional items are included, such as the convertible top cover, interior cover, owner's manuals, service manuals, technical information, magazine articles and books. This is an investment-grade collector car that is the real deal.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1298910
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year:1967
  • Make:Austin-Healey
  • Model:3000 Mark III BJ8
  • Exterior Color:METAL GOLDEN BEIGE
  • Interior Color:BLACK
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:126098
  • VIN:HBJ8L41209