1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK III BJ8 CONVERTIBLE - 137742 Sold* at Scottsdale 2013 - Lot #1008 1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK III BJ8 CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/137742/137742_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Lot #1008

1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK III BJ8 CONVERTIBLE

Auction Scottsdale 2013
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1008
Year 1965
Make AUSTIN-HEALEY
Model 3000 MARK III BJ8
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN HBJ8L27836
Exterior Color CALIFORNIA SAGE
Interior Color DARK GREEN
Cylinders 6
Engine Size 3000CC
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #1008 - The Austin-Healey 3000 MK 3 BJ-8 was the final variation in a long line of models starting in 1953. The MK 3 offered all the luxury upgrades including a walnut veneer dashboard, center console, arm rest, arm bars, power brakes, 150hp engine, the best transmission and a top speed of around 120mph. This lovely grand tourer offered here has just been subject of a total nut and bolt, ground-up, rotisserie restoration by premier marque specialist Kurt Tanner Restorations. It is finished in the attractive period Aston-Martin color of California Sage with dark green leather trim and wool carpets with matching top and boot. Details of the restoration include bare metal body and chassis with show-quality bodywork and paint, new chrome, rubber, glass, total interior trim kit, weather equipment, dashboard, trunk kit, etc. Mechanicals include totally rebuilt engine with ancillaries, rebuilt 4-speed overdrive transmission, new brakes, fuel system, suspension, wheels and tires, wiring harness and electrics, exhaust system, etc. All work and detailing has been carried out to the highest Gold Concours standards and the finest materials have been used. Options include a heater, adjustable steering wheel, stainless wire wheels and an overdrive transmission. This car is offered with a complete photo album documenting the rebuild, a BMIHT certificate, fifth chrome wheel, knock-off hammer and a reprint of the owner's manual. A spectacular 3000 MK 3 BJ-8 having test miles only. Ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.
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