|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. II||Colorado Red|
|Left Hand Drive||Black|
|15 May 1963|
|29FRUH4652||15 September 1963|
|2 May 1963||United States|
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Record Creation: Entered on 11 July 2022.
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2022-07-07 12:06:38 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 7/22
themarket.bonhams.com/en/listings/austin-healey/3000-bj7/2cbab16b-c00a-4abf-bc51 ...&utm_source=Market+Users&utm_campaign=5a42d1a012-TM_UK_EMAIL_STS_2 ...
Location: Waregem, Belgium
Seller Type: Private
Odometer Reading: 39377 Kms
Chassis Number: HBJ7L23763
Steering position: LHD
Estimated Price: €50,000 - €65,000
This 1963 LHD manual Austin Healey 3000 BJ7 MK II seems to us to be in very fine overall condition and presents extremely well from every angle.
The chassis number is HBJ7L/23763.
The odometer reads 39,378, and we’re assuming that these are miles, given the ‘MPH’ on the speedometer.
The car comes with no history or service records beyond whatever documentation is shown in the gallery.
The vendor, a classic car specialist, describes the car as follows.
“This Mk II version is a BJ7 Sports Convertible 2+2, offering space for driver and passenger, as well as two children on the rear seats. It is one of the most comfortable versions of the most authentic British sports car ever made. This car has been fully restored and mechanically overhauled in the past. The chassis is sound and free of rust. It has been resprayed in its original Healey red. The hood is in very good condition and is a tight fit. A black tonneau cover is with the car. This Austin Healey left the factory with desirable options, such as overdrive, wire wheels, heater and adjustable steering column. The interior trim has been fully refurbished with black and red piped leather seats, new carpets and dashboard. This car has a British Heritage certificate and matching numbers. The six-cylinder engine runs magnificently and always produces more than adequate power and torque. The four-speed overdrive gearbox shifts nicely without any play. In short, this is a very well cared for Austin Healey 3000 Mk2 with matching numbers and colours.”
On the Outside
The bright red paintwork is every bit as vibrant and shiny as you’d want it to be and looks pretty much immaculate from every angle.
The bodywork is free of any dinks, dents or creases of any significance that we can see and the finish is excellent.
The panel gaps and shut lines are consistent and even.
The chrome work is very good aside from one small scratch to the top of the front bumper.
There are one or two tiny chips to the paint in the usual places – front bumper, sills, wheel-arches, the leading edges of the doors and bonnet – but they are few and far between.
The lights, lenses and badging all seem to be fine, as does the majority of the exterior trim.
The black fabric roof appears to fit and function as it should and is in generally very decent condition, except for a split in the rear screen.
The tonneau cover looks to be in good order.
The wire wheels are in excellent condition and the tyres look to have plenty of life left in them.
On the Inside
The interior of the car is equally impressive and is a testament to the care with which the car has been maintained throughout its 58 years of life and the quality of the restoration work that’s been carried out on it.
The black upholstery is in good condition and the seats (front and back), are untroubled by creases, cracks or splits.
The door cards are in very good order, too, as are the carpets and mats.
The steering wheel, gear lever, dashboard and other interior fixtures and fittings all seem fine.
As far as we’re aware, all dials, switches, knobs, levers and instruments do what they’re supposed to do.
The boot is in good condition and contains a spare wheel and all appropriate tools.
The engine and engine bay are clean, dry and very fresh-looking.
So too are the car’s undersides, which appear to have a great deal of structural integrity and to be untroubled by any rust to speak of.
The car doesn’t come with any service records, history or documentation beyond what is shown in the gallery section.