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1964 Austin Healey MKIII BJ8

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  • Superb example of the legendary ‘Big Healey’
  • 2.9L C-Series I6 powerplant with 4-speed manual transmission
  • Plenty of work undertaken since 2017

The Appeal

Often seen as one of the ultimate British Roadsters, the BJ8 is a sonorous piece of machinery that defies expectations. With their attractive curvy bodywork and impressive performance, these were cars that held their own incredibly well against what seemed to be a golden age for the British sports car - and continue to be clamoured for today. 
Originally built for the US market, this example carries an English White livery with sensible upgrades - such as a high-performance radiator and a stainless steel Moss exhaust system. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1964 at Austin-Healey’s Abingdon plant
  • Originally painted in black and bound for the USA
  • At a stage later in the car’s life it was imported to Europe
  • Now carries a Belgian registration
  • From 2017 onwards the car underwent some substantial work
  • This included:
    • Overhaul of the brakes
    • Overhaul of the gearbox
    • Installation of a high-performance radiator
    • Installation of a stainless steel Moss exhaust system
  • The car is now painted in Old English White
  • The vendor informs us that this car is a matching numbers example
  • Currently indicates 08,600km on a five-figure odometer
  • Sadly we can’t verify this as a true reflection of mileage
  • Paperwork file includes:
    • British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate
    • A selection of invoices 

The Interior

  • Impressive blue leather interior
  • This car has been retrimmed from its original red upholstery
  • Burr walnut dashboard panels
  • All original instruments still in situ
  • The car’s original radio is still in place
  • All instruments are clean and easy to read
  • We’ve not been informed of any technical faults on the dash
  • Steering wheel looks in good order, as does the shiftgear
  • The seats and door cards are in good condition with no rips or tears
  • Carpets look in good order with no significant wear and tear
  • Boot is clean and well-kept and looks very solid
Impressively appointed in a stylish leather, with burr walnut panels and original instruments, this BJ8 boasts a cossetting cabin that acts as a perfect time capsule - an evocative piece of escapism to the golden age of the British roadster. 

The Exterior 

  • Impressive curvy bodywork with iconic grille and scoop
  • The car’s panel fit is tightly-knit and in good order
  • Bodywork looks in good order with no significant dents or dings
  • Old English White livery, repainted from the car’s original black
  • The paintwork is in good order with very few signs of wear
  • Chromework contrasts nicely with plenty of shine
  • Austin-Healey branding is in good order throughout
  • Glasswork and lenses in very good order
  • Black fabric soft top in good order
  • The car is sitting on its original wire-spoke wheels 
  • Shod in a full set of Vredestein tyres
  • Underside is in good order with only light signs of wear
  • The new Moss exhaust is particularly bright
Having been repainted from its original colour scheme, this Big Healey is a real looker in Old English White. With those iconic grilles and vents creating a sporty, attractive - yet quintessentially charming - facade, there are very few British classics that can hold a candle to this one for sheer aesthetics.
Beautifully presented, this example is a superb one, in fine fettle with good clean paintwork and a solid chassis. 

The Mechanics 

  • 2.9L C-Series I6 powerplant
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Fitted with an upgraded performance radiator
  • Moss stainless steel exhaust system
  • Overhauled in 2017
  • Engine bay looks in good order
  • We’ve no reports of any leaks, knocks, bangs or smoke
Sonorous, powerful, and capable of holding its own admirably on the road, the C-Series I6 is still a very respected powerplant - and, coupled with the well-regarded handling of this excellent British classic, should prove to be a very rewarding purchase. 
Put simply, this car is a superb prospect. 


Beautifully presented from soft-top to tyres, this gleaming white MK3 is bound to attract plenty of attention. Offering a fantastic overall package, a beautiful interior and winning aesthetics, this is bound to attract lots of admiring glances. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1965
  • Make Austin Healey
  • Model 3000
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 8,600 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2900
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Waalwijk
  • Location International
  • Country Netherlands

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