|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. III|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 30 April 2008.
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2008-04-30 09:54:21 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 4/30/08
Current bid $29,100, no reserve, 60 bids, 2 days left in auction.
Selling my pride and joy 1966 BJ8 due to impending retirement. This has been a labor of love to bring this Healey to the very nice driver quality restoration that you see in the pictures. There have been 4 documented owners and this Healey is registered in the Austin Healey Club USA BJ8 Registry. From what I can gather from two of the previous owners, this car had the typical Healy rust issues reparied in early 1990.
Both floors were replaced, trunk floor replaced, new inner and outer sills, various other rusted areas cut out and replaced with new sheet metal such as both doglegs and inner wheel arches. Car then repainted in correct Colorado red to a very nice quality level. Not show level, but certainly a 5 footer for professionally applied enamel. I do not have documentation but have been told that the engine and trans/OD were gone over and based on the excellent oil pressure, compression and power, presence of newer gaskets and paint, believe that to be accurate. I understood this was done when the body work was done in 1990. Since then, the entire braking system has been rebuilt up to including new wheel cylinders,
brake lines, master cylinder, new front disc calipers, and servo. New chrome wire wheels with stainless steel spokes with new tires. The radiator was redone along with all new hoses, etc. Front end suspension has been completely rebuilt with all new parts -still looks new. Correct exhaust system for a BJ8 with new rear mufflers and pipes, recent front mufflers and pipes. Upgraded electronic SU fuel pump to go along with carbs having been completely rebuilt by Apple Hydraulics. Various other new pieces such as regulator & flasher unit. New correct braided wiring harness installed. Just finished installing a new top, refurbished top frame and all new correct bristleflex door, frame and post seals, recovered wood strip set and new chrome clamp set. Roll up windows reworked with new inner and outer weather strips, vent window sealing rubber kits, etc. New door top rails installed to go along with a new leather interior for both front and rear seats. All done in black as original but decided to upgrade to leather instead of the vinyl Healey used with the BJ8 series to try to make them more cost competitive with their rivals at MG and Triumph.
Installed new aluminum shut face finisher sets on both sides from Kilmartin for proper fit and finish. New rubber floor mats as originally offered by Healey in 1966, prefer the look and utility to the carpet mats out now. Nicely done carpeting from the restoration in 1990 so did not replace as it was custom cut for the car versus a kit. Original tonneau cover in excellent condition with cover bag. Original top boot serviceable but has had some repair to it. New wood rimmed steering wheel and rebuilt stator tube assembly. New lenses and body rubber gaskets on all lights. Overall, a very nice big Healey you can drive and enjoy and not put in a locked garage never to be taken out. These cars are meant to be driven, not going
back and forth in their trailers to the various auctions to see who can get the next highest price for a BJ8. I am a Healey lover and hate to part with this one, my fourth, but with my wife's retirement coming up this year we thought it was the time to have someone else become it's newest steward as we all never really own a Healey, we are just supposed to be good stewards of this beautiful creation by Donald Healey.