|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. III|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1965||British Racing Green|
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Record Creation: Entered on 29 June 2020.
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2020-06-29 09:41:46 | pauls writes:
Car on BAT
Location: Brevard, North Carolina 28712
90k Miles Shown, TMU
Dual SU Carburetors
Toyota 5-Speed Manual Gearbox
Repaint in Green
Gear Reduction Starter
Private Party or Dealer: Private Party
This 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III is finished in green over black and was acquired by the seller in 2015 from the previous owner of 35 years. Power is provided by a 2.9-liter inline-six mated to a Toyota five-speed manual gearbox. Additional modifications include PerTronix electronic ignition, an aluminum fuel tank, and other updates to the cooling and electrical systems. Approximately 10k miles are said to have been added by the seller, and an oil change was performed six months ago. This BJ8 is now offered by the seller with a clean North Carolina title.
The body received a driver-quality repaint in green during prior ownership, and a photo of the black soft top is provided in the gallery below. The car is equipped with vent windows, polished side mirrors, and a dual-exit exhaust outlet. Chrome 15″ wire wheels are mounted with two-ear knockoff spinners and Vredestein Sprint Classic tires. The seller states that the brakes should be serviced.
The 2+2 interior is trimmed in black upholstery and features roll-up side windows and burl wood dash veneers. Hushmat insulation has been added to the floors, transmission tunnel, and doors. The heater blower motor is inoperable per the seller. Factory Smiths instrumentation includes a 140-mph speedometer and a 7k-rpm tachometer. The five-digit mechanical odometer reads approximately 90k miles, around 10k of which were reportedly added by the seller.
The 2.9-liter inline-six is equipped with dual SU carburetors and sends power to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox that was reportedly sourced from a Toyota MK 2 Supra. Further modifications are said to include installation of a gear reduction starter, a negative-ground electrical conversion with an alternator, a Wizard Cooling aluminum radiator with a five-blade cooling fan, a spin-on oil filter, and an aluminum fuel tank. The rear exhaust resonator has been removed, and the seller notes intermittent starter issues. Corrosion is present in areas of the underside.