1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III (BJ8) 3000 Mk IIISOLD

The Sports Car Auction, Nuremberg Germany, Saturday 9th December 2006

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Sold: Ç34,000

The Austin Healey 3000 is a car that has endeared itself to enthusiasts all over the world, not least for those who remember the sight and sound of this muscular British sports car roaring to spectacular success in international rallying.

The final model, the Mk III BJ8, appeared in February 1964. Complete with larger SU carburrettor, a new camshaft and rerouted exhaust with four silencers, its 148bhp provided 120mph performance and 0-60mph in just 9.5 seconds. May 1964 saw a last and notable change: rear ground clearance - the lack of it a long-time Big Healey criticism - was increased and the axle better located by twin radius arms rather than Panhard rod.

This particular Healey 3000 can only be justifiably described as exceptional. Restored by internationally renowned specialist Denis Welch it has covered a mere 4500 kms since. During the course of the rebuild the car benefited from a number of thoroughly accepted and desirable modifications including up-rated full sports suspension and an up-rated and fully tuned engine which now produces close to 180 bhp. Giving all the appearance of one of the works big Healeys, the coachwork having been rebuilt without incorporating the heavy bumpers, the car will stand any inspection and is an exceptional and fast all round British open top sports car. Offered with German registration.

Reference Number 5331

as of 12/8/2006

Car 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III (BJ8) 3000 Mk III
Registration EU registered