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HBJ8L31294

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 HBJ8L31294 21 April 1965
  
  
  
 6 April 1965 United States
 
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Detail Photos: Interior (9)

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Detail Photos: Engine (3)

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2019-02-10 10:29:00 | pauls writes:

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bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-austin-healey-3000-bj8-mk-iii-9/_source=dailymail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019-02-10
Current Bid: $25,400 Ends In: 1 day

Seller's description:
Lot #16221
Seller: SportsCarDigest
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
Chassis: HBJ8L31294
89k Miles TMU
Numbers-Matching 2.9L Inline-Six
4-Speed Manual Gearbox w/Overdrive
Chrome Knock-Off Wire Wheels
Matching Top & Cover
12-Volt Conversion
BMIHT Certificate
Receipts from 1999-2016
Private Party or Dealer: Dealer

This 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III was acquired by its current owner in 1988 and refurbished from 1999-2001 with sheet metal replacement, a repaint in red, interior refreshment, and engine work as well as overhauls of the electrical system, suspension, brakes, and more. Power is from a numbers-matching 2.9-liter inline-six mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox with overdrive. A service in 2016 included adjusting the carburetors, replacing coolant hoses, fluid changes, and more, while an oil change was performed in January 2018. This BJ8 is offered on consignment by the selling dealer with a BMIHT certificate, receipts from 1999-2016, and a clean North Carolina title.

Originally Healey Blue according to the BMIHT certificate, the car was repainted in red during the 1999-2001 refurbishment. All four fenders are said to have been replaced and areas of rust were repaired on the front and rear floors, trunk, inner and outer rocker panels, right front outrigger, and door posts.

Brightwork was replated or replaced as needed, and a tan soft top was fitted along with a matching top cover. Chrome wire wheels are affixed with eared knock-off nuts and wear Falken tires installed in 2016, when the brake and clutch fluids were also changed.

The interior features front and rear seats trimmed in tan leather, replacement wood panels, roll-up windows, and a heater. A banjo-style wheel fronts Smiths gauges including a 5-digit odometer which displays just under 90k miles. Total mileage is unknown.

The tachometer and trip meter are inoperable according to the selling dealer, and the heater control pull knob is not properly affixed. The electrical system has been converted to negative ground, and an older aftermarket radio is fitted ahead of the center-mounted shifter.

A spare wire wheel and tire are tied down with a brown leather strap in the trunk, which is also home to a knock-off mallet and jack.

The 2.9-liter inline-six features SU carburetors, which were tuned during a 2016 service conducted by The Flying Circus in Durham, North Carolina that also included distributor and brake work. A recent test reportedly showed compression of 160-175 psi with less than 5% leakdown and an oil change was performed in January 2018.

Power is routed through a center-shift 4-speed manual gearbox equipped with a Laycock overdrive. Engine stamping #29K-RU-H/6016 matches the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate.

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