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HBJ8L30382

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 1965 Bright Red
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Record Creation: Entered on 28 June 2012.

 

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2012-06-27 20:58:25  |  pauls writes:

Ebay item 6/27/12
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Current bid $34,100 reserve not met, 11 bids 1 day left in auction.

Auction description:
Beautifully restored Austin Healey BJ8 Sports Convertible. The car is restored to "better than new" condition. By better than new I mean that the body was taken off the car and totally stripped down to bare metal and completely repainted inside and out with a two part base/clear coat paint. Prior to painting, the inside of the fenders(wings) were treated with stone chip material to protect the body from any damage from gravel and other debris while driving. While the body was off the car it was necessary to replace the door shut faces and gussets on both sides as well as the rocker panels. The lower front fender panels were also replaced. The previous "restoration" was not done up to par and had to be done over from scratch. The rockers were replaced with new ones that are the right length for the car and now the body lines and the door gaps are perfect. Also while the car was apart I had the windscreen frame, grille surround and hood, and the air scoop on the front of the hood re-chromed using a three step chroming process that gave me beautiful results. I replaced the grille insert with new because it is made of anodized aluminum and the new ones are very nice and fit well, unlike many of the other reproduction parts that are out there.

The interior has the original style AH seats covered in black leather with black carpeting.

I originally bought the car out of Colorado and drove it back to Illinois. The car performed very well and didn't even use any oil which, I know, is hard to believe for a British car. After driving it home, I installed a cruise control unit and a 12 volt outlet for GPS or MP3 player, and a good AM/FM radio with a CD player. These are things that you realize you need after driving alone for 1000 miles.

I also replaced the brake master cylinder, the clutch master cylinder and the brake/clutch reservoir just to be on the safe side. Also the car has a new battery.

The wheels are Dayton 475 F (15 x 5) Chrome with 72 stainless steel spokes.

I never intended to make a show car out of my Healey but did put it in several shows to advertise for the restoration shop that did the work and I won every show that I had entered.


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