FULL RESTORATION, 2.9L 6 CYL, MANUAL W/ OD, WELL DOCUMENTED, RARE AND CLEAN!!
The 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 is the swansong of a true icon. It was the last year of the Big Healey, and in BJ8 form, it was given the best of everything.
A classic Austin-Healey is really a thing of beauty. It has a different attitude than the American cruisers, but that does not mean it missed out on the Coke-bottle styling or the chrome. This one is a comprehensively complete car down to all the right badges, excellent brightwork, and the correct wire wheels. There's always a bit of concern on British roadsters about what's going on underneath the metal. This Healey has gone through an exceptionally thorough restoration that went well beyond just giving it a new coat of green paint. So anyone wondering about dreaded corrosion that has attacked lesser examples can enjoy the assurance from the restoration photobook, maintenance records, and receipts to understand the true value behind this beautiful body.
The reason why the BJ8 designation is so desirable is because there were such luxurious appointments only known to this final series. For example, while a nice dark wood fascia seems like a natural occurrence in British roadsters, this is the only version to have walnut veneer trim built into the dash. This provides the perfect framing for the Smiths gauges, and also is a nice complement to the wood-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel. The BJ8 series also added a center console between the body-hugging bucket seats. The black leather upholstery is the perfect complement to the green on the outside, and this in only heightened with piping to match the exterior. While the back seats are best reserved for children or luggage, they are no less carefully stitched than the front buckets. The matching black roof can be erected as easily as reaching back with one hand, and for added security, the MkIII cars came with roll-up windows instead of side curtains. As an added bonus those who want a more competition-like feel for their weekend cruising, one can utilize the included two-stage cockpit tonneau cover. Plus, a heater means you can keep the top down even into the colder months.
Another example of why the final series of this car is so desirable is the motor. The 2.9-liter inline six was upgraded to twin two-inch SU carburetors. This yielded a 14% boost in power to push it to 150 HP - the most powerful Austin-Healey ever. The throaty baritone from this heightened motor is exactly why everyone wants a Big Healey. You can keep this sound going for as long as you want because the four-speed manual gearbox gives you complete control. But the best part is the last of the Austin-Healeys were also built for the long trips as well, so this is an overdrive transmission. The power brakes with discs up front make this a great back road companion.
There have been great lengths to ensure that a true driver can enjoy this Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8. If you know how to take the long way home in style, call today!!!
- Build Receipts
- Manual Convertible Top
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Maintenance Records
- Restoration Photos
- Title Documentation
- Engine Type
- Body Color
- British Green
- Body Style
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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