1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8SOLD

Gooding & Company Classic Car Auctions

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auctions on January 18 and 19, 2013. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960 or specialist@goodingco.com. Engine Specifications: 2,912 CC OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine Twin SU HD8 Carburetors 148 BHP at 5,250 RPM 4-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive Servo-Assisted Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes Parallel-Wishbone Front Suspension with Coil Springs Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs About this Car: Without question, this Big Healey is one of the best in the country, if not the world. Its British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate states that 30993 was constructed March 19–22, 1965, and shipped a week later to a dealer in Dusseldorf, Germany. Its build sheet specifies a left-hand-drive, North American export version finished in Healey Blue with a blue top and Ambla vinyl interior. Options fitted included overdrive, a set of wire wheels with octagonal wheel nuts, Roadspeed tires, heater, adjustable steering column, steering column lock, and a laminated windscreen. While its history in Europe is unknown, the car eventually arrived in California, where it received a three-year, bare-metal, nutand- bolt cosmetic restoration, which was finished in 2007. After completing the metalwork, this elegant 2 2 convertible was resprayed in a stunning Opalescent Maroon – a Jaguar color – and the blue interior was replaced with warm tan upholstery with black piping. A new black folding top and boot were fitted, and the original “Safety” center hubs were replaced with proper two-eared knock-off hubs for the chrome wire wheels. The car was acquired in 2008 by Washington collector and renowned Healey enthusiast Jim Smalley, who completed the car with a full mechanical restoration. In 2010, Mr. Smalley began displaying this wonderful car to appreciative Northwestern audiences. No wallflower, 30993 was driven to both the Seattle and Portland All British Field Meets, where it was judged Best BJ8 at both. It also captured Best of Show at the 2011 Healey Rendezvous in Vancouver, Washington, besting 121 of its fellows. More recently, it was invited to be part of the Special Display class at the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance. As an additional honor, it was included in the 2012 calendar produced by the Austin-Healey Club of America. The consignor, himself an expert concours judge, says the car has been driven less than 500 miles in the past two years, and the underside has now been fully detailed to show level. The car is sold with its correct soft-lead knock-off hammer, an owner’s manual, a comprehensive photo album detailing the car’s restoration, and a detailed British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate dated October 21, 2010. The 3000 Mk III represents the high point of the Austin-Healey line. With its comfortable front seats, wind-up windows, modest weight, more-than-adequate power, and overdrive transmission, Big Healeys such as this make fine, long-legged touring machines, capable of top speeds near 120 mph.

Reference Number 206527

as of 2/15/2013

Car 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8
VIN HBJ8L 30993 
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