For Sale: 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 - Long Standing British Collector in West Michigan - Black over Red Interior - 3000cc Inline 6 Cylinder - 4 Speed Manual - Front Power Disc Brakes - New Exhaust and Upgraded Wire Wheels - Serviced by Flying Dog Garage in Kalamazoo, MI Running from 1959 until 1967, the Austin-Healy 3000 is a British sports car that has come to be known as the best of the big Healey models. With bodywork from Jensen Motors and production alongside the other MG models, the 3000 changed from an open sports car to a sports convertible. It is noted that the 3-litre 3000 was a highly successful car, which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday and is still raced in classic car competitions by enthusiasts today. Amply classified as the Mark III, or BJ8, the 3000 sports convertible was announced in February 1964 with a power increase from 136 bhp to 150 bhp by a new higher lift camshaft. Power-assisted braking became standard on these models instead of previously being optional. The car's new fascia was also updated to display the speedometer and tachometer directly in front of the driver. Upholstery was also now available in Ambla vinyl. The Mark III remained in production until the 1967 model year when the 3000-moniker ceased. Offered here is an original, black over red drop top. Hailing from a long-standing British collector and enthusiast, this 3000 Mk III is powered by a 3000cc inline 6-cylinder with 4-speed manual transmission and is equipped with front power disc brakes and new exhaust. The exterior black paint has been polished well but does show some age and is in overall decent condition. The front bumper and general brightwork still shine and have kept quite a bit of their initial luster. The entire look of this sports car is set off by chrome wire wheels and knock-off hubcaps. The red interior has been well-kept and preserved respectably. There are multiple signs of use and age throughout but nothing that deters from the overall aesthetic of this vintage of automobile. Potential points of concern may include slight discoloring on the lower drivers door panel, seam wear along the outer drivers bucket seat, and the carpet appears to be shifting/sagging within the rear passenger area. The banjo-styled steering wheel has a couple of cracks and the decorative wood dahs inserts have what appears to be some minor delamination. The black convertible top has some fraying around the front edges but does come complete with original cover. The engine compartment and undercarriage have been unrestored and are completely original. Although they may not appear to be what some would call car show worthy, the vehicle has undergone servicing by Flying Dog Garage in Kalamazoo, Michigan. All in all, this is a great running and driving British sports car. If you are looking for a nimble, powerful, and good-looking collectible, this Austin-Healey is just right for you. Please call if interested or e-mail with specific questions. Thank you for looking.

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Austin-Healey 3000
  • Listing ID: CC-1630539
  • Price: $49,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Austin-Healey
  • Model:3000
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:63240
  • Stock Number:22GKM241
  • VIN:HBJ8L35988
Listed By:
Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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