1966 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III Series BJ8

Lot: 751

Sold for (£): 36,850
Offered for sale is a 3.0L 1966 Austin Healey 3000 Mk. III Series BJ8 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 14 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Austin Healey 3000 Mark III Series BJ8 in Colorado Red…..Launched in October 1963 The Mark III remained in production until the end of 1967. Classified as the BJ8, the new model was the most powerful and luxurious of the ‘Big Healeys', with a walnut-veneer dash, wind-up windows, and a 150bhp engine. Improvements to the engine included a new camshaft and valve springs, and twin SU 2" HD8 carburettors, together with a new design of exhaust system. Servo-assisted brakes were now fitted as standard. 

Built on 29th April 1966, this Healey is an original UK car and has covered 102,000 miles in the hands of its two owners. Our vendor, who bought the car in 2002, is its second keeper and he tells us that "it's not restored but well maintained and serviced and in reasonable condition for its age. It's a good car, runs well – garaged for at least the last 14 years. Good weather use only. Probably no more than 2,000 miles per annum. The hood is in good condition – it was replaced together with the rear screen when I bought the car in 2002. The rear screen is clear and unscratched. The front windscreen was also replaced at the same time".  A new battery and five new tyres were fitted in 2015, it's MoTd until July 2016 and has a Heritage Certificate. A really 'honest' Healey 3000.

Lot Details

Registration: FUF 484D RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1966 Engine size: 3.0L
Make: Austin Healey 3000 Odometer reading (miles): 102000
Model: Mk. III Series BJ8 MOT expiry: 2016-07-27
Warranted: No Chassis number: H-BJ8/36130

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Paintwork good. Hood and windscreen replaced 14 years ago. 

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

Interior a bit tired, but still very functional. All instruments operational. Boot space limited (its an Austin Healey!)

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

New battery - starts and runs well. No overheating problems. Original engine not rebuilt. Not converted to unleaded fuel.

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

Gearbox good. Synchromesh and overdrive on 3rd & 4th as per spec. Clutch good

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

Brakes good. 5 new tyres fitted 2015 (improved handling!)

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

All electrics operational although dashboard lighting now very dim (never was good on Healeys!).

Vehicle History

Remarks

Service history available for last 14 years. Some earlier service history available

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history