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HBJ841728

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United KingdomDTF261E

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Record Creation: Entered on 11 April 2019.

 

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2019-04-11 10:19:00 | pauls writes:

Car was at auciton 4/19

online.handh.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/115/lot/44040/%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F115%2F%3Fpage%3D1%26view%3Dlist ...

Auction description:

Lot 75, 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII

Registration No:DTF261E

Chassis No:H-BJ8/41728

MOT:May 2019

Not Sold Estimate: £80,000 - £100,000

- Truly exceptional, home market, matching numbers BJ8 restored by marque specialists Merlin Classic Cars

- Project cost some £124,000 including 2,443 hours of labour!Refinished in its original Red with Red livery

- The finest example we have encountered and worthy of the closest inspection, 74,000 miles

Bodywork: 'Excellent'

Engine: 'Excellent'

Electrical Equipment: 'Excellent'

Paintwork: 'Excellent'

Transmission: 'Excellent'

Interior Trim: 'Excellent'

According to its accompanying British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, chassis H-BJ8/41728 was built on 24th-25th May 1967 and despatched to Lookers Limited of Warrington, Cheshire five days later. The original green log book lists six former keepers and shows that the Austin-Healey has always been based in the North West. Acquired by the vendor's late husband (its eighth keeper) on 4th September 2005, the 3000 MKIII Phase 2 was entrusted to marque specialist Merlin Classic Cars Ltd of High Peak just over a decade later for an extensive body off, bare metal restoration.

Only completed last year the refurbishment encompassed the following:

Whole chassis and body sandblasted to bare metal

Rotisseries metalwork carried out on chassis, new floors, inner and outer sills, new B-posts, all rot replaced in rear inner and front wheel arches

Spray zinc primed chassis and bulkheads followed by stone chipping underneath the chassis and wheel arches then Colorado Red paintwork throughout

All other body panels properly prepared underside and outer then sprayed Colorado Red

Fully overhauled front and rear suspension including the fitting of all new bushes. All new oil seals including diff oil seal

Fully serviced and painted engine

Rejuvenated gearbox and overdrive

Fully overhauled SU carburettors, fitted and tuned

All new brake system including new flexible brake hoses

All new braided wiring loom and switches, lights etc

New battery and battery cut-off switch

All new Red leather trim and new carpets fitted throughout

New Mota-Lita steering wheel and boss

New wooden dashboard

Fully restored instruments

Fully detailed engine bay

New chrome wire wheels and fresh tyres

Sandblasted and powder coated hood frame with new Mohair hood and hood bag made and fitted by a well-known coach trimmer which fits extremely well and looks superb

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