|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. III|
|Left Hand Drive|
|1966||Old English White|
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Record Creation: Entered on 27 January 2023.
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2023-01-27 09:06:30 | pauls writes:
Car on BAT
Location: Smithfield, Virginia 23430
164 Miles Shown, TMU
Rebuilt 2.9-Liter Inline-Six
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Rebuilt Laycock Overdrive Unit
Repainted in Metallic White
Replacement Black Soft Top
Replacement Black Upholstery
15" Center-Spline Wire Wheels
Burl Wood Dash Trim
Rear Jump Seats
Triple Weber DCOE Carburetors
Front Disc Brakes
Private Party or Dealer: Dealer
This 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III is finished in white over black upholstery, and it is powered by a 2.9-liter inline-six paired with a four-speed manual transmission and a Laycock de Normanville overdrive unit. Equipment includes a black soft top, chrome bumpers, 15″ knock-off wire wheels, an aluminum radiator, triple Weber carburetors, wood dashboard accents, and bright interior trim. The selling dealer’s shop initiated a refurbishment in 2013 that included an engine rebuild, an interior refresh, overhauls of the transmission, brakes, and suspension components, and replacement of the wheels and tires. The current owner acquired the car in 2017, and subsequent work is said to have included a rebuild of the overdrive unit and replacement of the soft top. This 3000 BJ8 is now offered on dealer consignment with service records and a clean Virginia title.
The car was repainted in its current shade of metallic white under prior ownership, and it is fitted with a black soft top that was installed in 2021. Features include a replacement windshield, a side mirror, chrome front and rear bumpers with overriders, vent windows, and twin chrome exhaust tips.
Replacement 15″ wire wheels are secured with two-eared knock-offs and mounted with Vredestein Sprint Classic tires. Braking is provided by front discs and rear drums, the former of which feature red-painted four-piston calipers and stainless-steel lines. The seller notes the suspension was overhauled during the refurbishment.
The 2+2 cabin was refreshed during the aforementioned refurbishment and features seating surfaces and a center console trimmed in black upholstery with a coordinated dashboard, door panels, and carpeting. Features include roll-up side windows, wood dash veneers, bright trim, a dash-mounted rearview mirror, and a wooden shift knob.
The wood-rimmed steering wheel fronts instrumentation consisting of a replacement Classic Instruments 140-mph speedometer, a tachometer with a 5,500-rpm redline, and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer shows 164 miles. True mileage is unknown.
The 2.9-liter inline-six was rebuilt by the selling dealer’s shop in 2013 and is fitted with triple 40mm Weber DCOE carburetors with trumpet intakes and foam filters. Further additions in include an aluminum radiator, an electric fuel pump, and an electronic distributor. An oil change was completed in June 2022.
Power is routed to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission equipped with a heavy-duty detent spring and mated with a Laycock de Normanville overdrive unit that was rebuilt in 2021.