|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. III|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1966||British Racing Green|
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Record Creation: Entered on 11 January 2022.
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2022-01-11 11:42:05 | pauls writes:
Car on BAT
Note: from an expert Austin Healey archivist/historian the numbers (VIN and body) on this car do not belong to the car nor do they match factory records. A buyer should be aware of the discrepancy.
Location: Onley, Virginia 23418
46K Miles Shown, TMU
Owned Since 1971
Four-Speed Manual Transmission w/Overdrive
Black Convertible Top
Black Vinyl Upholstery
15" Knock-Off Wire Wheels
Recently Installed Kelly Tires
Dual SU Carburators
Private Party Or Dealer: Private Party
This 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III is a non-running project that was acquired by the owner in 1971 and is said to have remained in storage without running since the mid-2000s. The car is finished in green over a black interior and is equipped with a 2.9-liter inline-six mated to a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Additional equipment includes a black convertible top, dual SU carburetors, chrome bumpers, and 15″ wire wheels. This BJ8 Mk III is now offered by the seller on behalf of the current owner at no reserve with a clean Virginia title.
The exterior wears faded and worn green paint, and the car retains a black soft top, a left-side mirror, and both chrome bumpers. Wear is visible throughout the exterior, including a dent in the right-front fender, tears in the soft top, and corrosion on the hood and brightwork. Rust is noted in the lower quarter panels, fenders, floors, and rocker panels.
Painted 15″ wire wheels are equipped with two-eared knockoffs and mounted with 165-series Kelly tires that the seller states were installed recently. Corrosion is noted throughout the braking system, which is said to be in need of servicing.
Twin low-back bucket seats are trimmed in black vinyl with textured inserts and gold piping, and are paired with black door panels and a woodgrain dashboard. Equipment includes lap belts, a padded armrest, a wooden shift knob, and a dashboard-mounted rearview mirror. The carpeting is missing, and the floor panels are in need of replacement according to the seller. The woodgrain dashboard is cracked and fading, and tears are visible in the seats and door panels.
The banjo-style steering wheel frames a 140-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, and gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, and coolant temperature. The five-digit odometer shows 46k miles. The seller notes intermittent odometer issues when the car was running, and total mileage is unknown.
The 2.9-liter inline-six is fed by dual SU carburetors and is linked to a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive. The seller states that the engine has not turned over since 2005.
The clutch system is inoperative, and corrosion is noted throughout the underside.