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HBJ8L34630

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   France
 
 1966 Green
 2012 
 Scruffy Driver 
 Original Las Vegas
  
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2012-07-03 06:02:38  |  Lofty writes:

For sale on ebay: cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Austin-Healey-3000-MKIII-BJ8-MKIII-AUSTIN-HEALEY-3000-MK ...

GENERAL DESCRIPTION


She is a European, French market model*, I believe the unique example in North America. She is equipped with dealer or importer installed accessories.

note the speedometer to 220 .... kilometers per hour and the rubber protected bumper overriders.


72 spokes chromed knock off wheels (Dayton, much better than original)

Lucas (original "Flame Throwers")

Badge bar

Sport rear view mirror, wing mounted

Special dashboard and instrumentation: separate oil pressure and water temperature gauge, oil temperature and ammeter.

"Aston" type gas cap

Aluminum fuel tank

Aluminum boot lid

Tonneau cover (2, one on car very good and a brand new one never installed)

back up light (original Lucas) manually operated

Paddy Hopkirk accelerator pedal cover

Halogen headlights with 2 H1 bulbs each (55w, could easily support 4x100w. Alternator very strong,

Front bumper apron

Air horn

Moto Lita wood steering wheel

Wood gear shift knob

Rubber protected bumper overriders

Original copper hammer for knock offs




Description of WHAT I KNOW:


THE BAD:

Engine burns oil

Engine and transmission leak oil. (they have been doing this since I got her off the showroom floor). British built in lubrication and anti rust system for undercarriage ?).


Parking brake needs adjusted

The "tunnel" fiberglass transmission cover leaks HOT air inside car. I found out when I drove from Orange County California to Las Vegas in summer.


Some oil most likely got on clutch and unaware drivers will feel the clutch slip. Said clutch has less than 1000 miles. Not a problem for me as I have been driving her for 44 years and I do not allow "unaware" drivers to even kiss her exhaust.


There is a 2 inch crack in the bonnet on the near side that I never fixed


There is a "star" on the windscreen approximately 1 inch square.

Needs rubber gearshift boot replaced


THE UGLY

Desperately needs a soft top, Hardware is perfect. Canvas/vinyl is done for.

Front DRIVER seat partially unstitched (see photo)

No jack

Paint "light" on front door offside. An apprentice in detailing buffed a little too hard.

Needs a rubber pad on clutch pedal.

The turn signals are "lazy" that is slow. I would replace the relay(cheap)

She is a street, driver's car, NOT a show queen or a museum piece.


She was my only everyday transportation for many years and I would not hesitate to drive her ANYWHERE without notice. As aforementioned I drove her to Las Vegas when I moved out of Southern California when I retired.


I am now getting older almost 70 years old and cannot physically enjoy the car as I used to when I was younger, which is the reason for the sale.


As you can see from the pictures she is more than very presentable and attracts lots of attention and nice comments. Some potential buyers came and inspected it and complimented me on the car as well as my honest representation.


THE GOOD

Her entire life spent on the Riviera, Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Always garaged

Will without any question hit red zone (maximum speed) in fourth overdrive. Don't tell CHP.

Optima battery

Reinforced front suspension with telescopic dampers

Pressurized cooling system to 15 pounds with recovery tank


"Tropical" 5 blade fan

Manually controlled electric fan

Auxiliary radiator with connection to rear cylinders.

SHE DOES NOT OVERHEAT even in traffic on the Strip when it is 115 Farenheit IN THE SHADE.


Alternator, I seem to recall 100 watts.


Spin on/off oil filter.


Tank, pump and hose for electric windscreen washer (installation not completed. Needs the jets installed. (I have two brand new ones )


High beam flasher on dashboard

Air horn control on dash, original [puny] horn removed


Link to 62 photos : as Ebay has recently outlawed non clickable links, please use the old http, then the slash slash forward, colon and : s1185(dot)photobucket(dot)com(forward slash)albums(forward slash)z349(forward slash)Vispacem(forward slash)AUSTIN(forward slash)

or

contact me and I shall immediately forward the URL


Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you.




She was involved in a slight "push" circa 2000 when stopped at a red light the car behind me which was also stopped started too soon and bumped the car. I replaced rear bumper and boot lid although the shop wanted to repair them (minimum damage) but I wanted the best and took the opportunity to install an aluminum boot lid and new bumper from Moss Motors.


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