|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. III||Healey Blue / Old English White|
|Left Hand Drive||Blue|
|19 August 1966|
|10 August 1966||United States|
|1967||Healey Blue / Old English White|
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Record Creation: Entered on 10 May 2022.
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2022-05-10 10:32:30 | pauls writes:
Car on BAT
Location: Auburn, New York 13021
85k Miles Shown, TMU
Numbers-Matching 2.9L Inline-Six
4-Speed Manual Gearbox w/Overdrive
Light Blue Metallic w/White Coves
Blue Leather Upholstery
Blue Soft Top
15" Knock-Off Wire Wheels
Moto-Lita Steering Wheel
Private Party or Dealer: Private Party
This 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 MkIII is finished in light blue metallic with white side coves over a blue leather 2+2 interior and powered by a numbers-matching 2.9-liter inline-six paired with a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Equipment includes a blue soft top, a front badge bar, burl wood dash veneers, driving lights, 15″ chrome knock-off wire wheels, and a Moto-Lita steering wheel. The car was acquired by the seller in 2005, reportedly following a refurbishment under prior ownership that included a repaint as well as overhauls of the engine, transmission, interior, electrical, and brakes. This BJ8 Mk III is now offered in New York with a book of refurbishment photographs, a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, and a clean Montana title in the name of seller’s limited liability company.
The car was repainted in Healey Blue Metallic with Old English White side coves prior to seller’s acquisition. Equipment includes driving lights, a front badge bar, vent windows, chrome bumpers with overriders, and a dual-exit exhaust. A replacement blue soft top, windshield, door glass, and related rubber seals are said to have been installed under prior ownership.
Chrome 15″ 72-spoke wheels are equipped with two-eared knock-off spinners and mounted with 185/70 HR-series Vredestein Sprint Classic tires. A spare painted wire wheel with a Michelin tire is stored in the trunk. The suspension is said to have been overhauled and the front discs and rear drums were refreshed.
The 2+2 interior is trimmed in blue leather upholstery with matching wool carpets. Features include chrome trim, roll-up side windows, burl wood dash veneers, a wood shift knob, and lap belts for the front occupants.
A wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel fronts factory instrumentation consisting of a 140-mph speedometer, a tachometer with a 6,500-rpm redline, and a five-digit odometer showing 85k miles, approximately 350 of which were added by the seller. True mileage is unknown. A replacement wiring harness was installed during the refurbishment, per the seller.
The 2.9-liter inline-six was rated at 148 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque when new, and it is said to have been overhauled with a replacement fuel system prior to seller’s acquisition. The car breathes through twin SU carburetors and a polished stainless-steel dual exhaust system.
The number 29KRUH12191 on the engine tag matches the number shown on the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual gearbox with a Laycock overdrive unit and is said to have been refurbished under prior ownership.
The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate lists the factory equipment, colors, serial numbers, and production dates.
A book of photos taken during the refurbishment accompanies the car.