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A Beautifully Restored 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III

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The 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 is being offered without reserve, now open for bidding through 23 May.

P roduced from 1959 through 1967, in three series, the Austin-Healey 3000 is arguably one of the most desirable of British sports cars and highly sought after by collectors. In many ways, it is nothing short of a motoring icon. Though built in Britain over the 14th and 15th of February 1967, the present car is a left-hand drive as it was intended for the North American market where its powerful engine made the most of high-speed roads.

In the late 2000s, this Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III benefitted from a frame-off restoration at a cost of approximately $90,000. The car was refinished in its original shade of Ivory White and fitted with a black convertible top. Additionally, the straight six-cylinder engine was rebuilt and the transmission overhauled. A binder of receipts and photo documentation of the restoration process comes with the car, as well as an Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Driver’s Handbook and the car’s British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, the latter of which notes the cars original factory specifications and confirms it to be a matching numbers example, which is to say the engine and chassis are the very same ones that were built and “born” together.

True to the way it left the factory, save for a couple of tasteful modifications, this highly desirable 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 is a wonderful example of the marque. Beautifully restored and fully sorted, this Austin-Healey is perhaps the ideal driver’s car to be enjoyed in the coming summer months, whether on a spirited drive through winding mountain roads or a leisurely weekend jaunt to the shore.

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