1966 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8 Phase 2

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Highlights

  • Completely renovated with full photo documentation
  • Engine and transmission in great condition
  • Beautifully presented in green over cream 
  • Final car with luxury interior and more power 
  • Restored in the Czech Republic

The Appeal

The Big Healey proved both so popular and so enduring that the basic shape remained in production for 14 years and is shorthand for what classic cars look like. 
The final BJ8 cars got luxury cabins, more power and better ground clearance. They are popular with enthusiasts for all these reasons. This one carries American registration documents but has recently been restored in Czechia where it now resides. The work has refinished the car in a classic British Racing Green over white colour scheme. It is in beautiful condition inside and out, the quality of cabin fittings and flush panel fit attesting to the level of restoration work. 
The car was lightly fettled in 2023 including new headlights and attention to the fuelling system. It arrives on the market in great condition and very good running order. 

History and Paperwork

  • USA documents
  • Restored in the Czech Republic
  • Not registered in the Czech Republic yet
  • Summer 2023 work to headlights and fuelling system 
  • Photographic record of car restoration and completion 
  • Phase 2 car with improved ground clearance 

The Condition

  • Classic British Racing Green over white paintwork in restored condition 
  • Very good condition car across interior and exterior and factory correct
  • Revised Phase 2 aesthetics with higher rear end 
  • Chrome wire wheels with quality BF Goodrich tyres fitted all round 
  • Few miles covered since completion of restoration 
  • Paintwork presents very well with good quality finish 
  • Bodywork in good order with flush panel fit particularly across doors 
  • Well kept retrimmed MkIII luxury interior in very good order
  • Cabin features wood veneers, leather 2+2 seating and three spoke wood rimmed wheel 
  • Controls, switches, and instrumentation are fully functional
A well restored 3000 is a joy to behold. The sleek 1950s style is lightly enhanced by neat chrome accents and often, as here, finished in fetching two-tone colour schemes. 
This car sports British Racing Green over white paintwork, the quality evident from the photographs and matched by the bodywork finish. The flush and consistent panel fit is a mark of the level of craftsmanship. 
Inside the car is neatly trimmed to factory specification, featuring the veneer dashboard and leather trim that marks out these final cars. 
There are no obvious signs of wear inside and out, reflecting what appears to be very little use since 
completion. 

The Mechanics

  • 2,912cc 6cyl engine 
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 4spd manual gearbox with overdrive 
  • Evidence of mechanical and running gear overhaul 
  • Reported to be in good running order with no issues to report 
The big 6cyl engine under the 3000’s bonnet is a huge part of the car’s appeal, the final cars like this one delivering a 150bhp shove alongside a suitably burbling soundtrack. 
This car appears to have been mechanically overhauled during its refurbishment. In summer 2023 the fuel system was also attended to. It runs the 4spd overdrive gearbox of these later cars, which makes long-legged cruising considerably more relaxing. 
We understand that the car runs and drives very well with no reported issues. 
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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1966
  • Make Austin Healey
  • Model 3000
  • Colour Green
  • Mileage 41 Miles
  • Engine size 2912
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Křenovice
  • Country Czechia
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