|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. III|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1965||Black / Silver|
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Record Creation: Entered on 31 October 2007.
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2007-10-29 17:55:44 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 10/29/07
Current bid $25,000 reserve not met, 10 bids, 6 days left in auction. Buy it now price $37,900.
1965 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII PhaseII. It has been with the same owner for nearly the last 30 years! This is an older restoration representing a very nice example of the Austin Healey Marque. It is arguably the best year of the best model in one of the most desirable color combinations. And it came fitted from the factory with all of the desired options like wire wheels, heater, laminated windscreen and overdrive.
This particular BJ8 comes painted in black and silver with a red interior. As would be expected from one this original, it does come with the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate providing all of the details of manufacture and stating that it is exactly as it left the factory on March 3, 1965.
This is an older restoration to good driving standards which remains in very good complete and operational condition today. As can be seen in the photos (even the Praying Mantis couldn’t resist), the paint and the body both remain in outstanding condition. Outside of a rogue chip or scratch, the paint is essentially show quality. The red interior is in good condition including carpeting, trim, door panels and dash pad. The wood dash is in good condition, but the varnish is starting to show it’s age.
Has near perfect Dayton chrome wire wheels riding on Michelin XZX 165 SR15 86S tires having like new tread.. The convertible top is essentially brand new with crystal clear glass and flawless fabric. Overall chrome and glass are both in good condition. Comes with fresh service, a recent battery and new Healey mats to top things off.
Mechanically this car remains in good driving condition. Starts right up and runs and drives out very well with everything working as it should. The engine is very strong, holds good oil pressure and sounds great. The clutch and transmission work flawlessly with the overdrive working as it should.
Whether you are looking for one to show, a daily driver, or something to drive on Sunday afternoon, this might be the one for you. I wouldn’t have called this a show car, but I was at a local show this past weekend, and it was certainly nicer than many of the ones on display.