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Auction Palm Beach 2009
Lot 371
Reserve Type NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Year 1965
Make AUSTIN-HEALEY
Model 3000 MARK III BJ8
Style PHASE II SPORTS CONVERTIBLE
VIN 65HBJ8L27207
Exterior Color CALIFORNIA SAGE
Interior Color LINEN
Cylinders 6
Engine Size 3000CC
Transmission 4-SPEED OVERDRIVE
Description The Austin-Healey 3000 MK III BJ-8 Sports convertible was the final variation of a long line of big Healey sports cars starting with the 100-4 model of 1953. The MK III was produced from 1964-1967 and was arguably the fastest, safest, most comfortable riding model of all Healeys. This is evident in the market today as this model commands the highest price of the production cars and exceptional well restored examples are very much sought after. Purchased last year from only its second California owner, this original black and yellow license plate big Healey has just completed an extensive and through restoration by premier marque specialist, Kurt Tanner Restorations. Finished in the ultra desirable and attractive period Aston-Martin color scheme of California Sage with linen colored leather trim, this exceptional grand touring MK III convertible features a 4-speed overdrive gearbox, chrome/stainless wire wheels, adjustable steering wheel and a heater. Details of the restoration include new show quality two stage body and paint, complete new interior, top, top boot, chrome, rubber, brakes, fuel system, re-plated hardware, wiring harness and electrics, detailed driveline and undercarriage, chrome wire wheels fitted with radial tires. A superb restoration of the Austin-Healey marque, this lovely BJ-8 MK III Phase II convertible represents exceptional value. It has completed test miles only since its recent top quality restoration and is now ready for immediate use and enjoyment.
*Includes Buyer Commission
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