Body Color
Tan
Stock
947EC
Vin
HBJ8L29090
Miles
84,288
Engine Size
3.0L I6
Transmission Type
4-spd manual w/OD

1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8

Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III. As the final iteration of the 3000, the BJ8 "sports convertible" is the most desirable of the Big Healeys thanks to creature comforts like roll-up windows (and a convertible top that actually works) plus improved carbs and cam for better performance out of the inline six. This example is an honest and original driver that has been with the same owner for nearly 45 years, a now-retired airline pilot. He saw it parked at a gas station in Atlanta with a "for sale" sign back in 1974 -- like all young pilots, he was in the market for a sports car and snapped it up. He had the engine and transmission overhauled in 1979 and has driven it about 1,000 miles each year since.

Remarkably straight and solid with original floors and no known rust. Bumpers, trim and badges are in nice original condition with only light patina. Convertible top, full tonneau and boot cover all in good shape. Driver-quality repaint in tan some years ago; nice gaps. Wire wheels were restored and balanced when the car was restored (and are still in great shape and roll smoothly at highway speeds -- they're wearing Vredestein sprint classics).

Interior, finished in red vinyl, is original. All surfaces show a charming patina but are not shabby. Upper dash pad is nice; wood veneer on dash face is cracked but largely intact. All gauges, lights and switches are working. The Becker Europa stereo was a mid-1970s addition and is working, with supplemental speakers hidden under the dash.

Under the hood lies the original 3 liter inline six mated to a four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive. Clutch and gearbox feel good with no crunchy synchros and the overdrive unit works properly. Engine and transmission were rebuilt along with a new clutch 40k miles ago. Starts, runs and drives well and has been meticulously maintained with the precision you would expect from a former A&P and pilot. Recent oil service, coolant flush, tune-up and brake system overhaul.

This Healey starts, runs and drives well and is turn-key mechanically for its next owner. Sold on its 1974-issued Georgia title. For more information about this 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.

Engine

Engine Size
3.0L I6

Body

Body Color
Tan

Basic

Year
1965
Make
Austin-Healey
Model
3000
Miles
84,288

Interior

Interior Color
Red
Center Console
No

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