|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. III||Ivory White / ------------|
|Left Hand Drive||Black|
|30 March 1967|
|15 February 1967||United States|
|1967||Ivory White / ------------|
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Record Creation: Entered on 15 May 2019.
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2017-07-11 10:30:07 | Steve Byers - BJ8 Registry writes:
If the original color is read off of the BMIHT certificate, it will be "Ivory White"
2019-05-15 10:46:21 | pauls writes:
Car now offered at:
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1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8
Offered without reserveRM | ONLINE ONLY - Auction Closes on 23 May 2019
Gearbox No. 15268
Rear Axle No. 14045
Frame-off restoration by Austin-Healey experts Fourintune
Presented in its original combination of Ivory White over black
Highly desirable numbers matching example
Includes BMIHT certificate and restoration documentation
This Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III was built over the 14th and 15th of February in 1967. A left-hand drive example, it was destined for North America and left the factory finished in attractive Ivory White over a black interior and matching convertible top. Factory equipment included wire wheels, heater, adjustable steering column, overdrive, laminated windscreen, whitewall tires, and a black tonneau cover. The car was shipped to the U.S. on March 30, 1967.
Today the car presents beautifully, having benefitted from a frame-off restoration by Austin-Healey experts at Thomas M. Novacs’ Fourintune. The restoration was completed in the late 2000s at a cost of approximately $90,000. The car was refinished in its original shade of Ivory White and fitted with a black convertible top. Exterior features Lucas fog lights mounted to the front bumper, as well as dual Talbot sideview mirrors. A unique modification of note are the Works-style fender louvers, added during restoration. The BJ8 rides on Vredestein 195/70R15 Comtrac tires mounted on silver painted knock-off wire wheels; a full-size spare with a Michelin XZX tire is stored in the trunk.
During the restoration the straight six-cylinder engine was rebuilt. Twin S.U. carburetors fuel the powerplant, providing instant feedback when the gas is liberally applied. The engine is paired to a four-speed manual transmission with functional electronic overdrive. During the restoration the transmission was disassembled and overhauled; the overdrive unit was also cleaned and resealed. The Mark III is brought to a halt via disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear.
The interior is completed in the correct, black leather and features a luxurious cockpit with a refinished burlwood dash housing Smiths instrumentation. Minor wear is evident on the corner of the driver’s seat. Great attention to detail is evident throughout and the instrumentation and lights operated as expected during a recent inspection. During the restoration an XM satellite radio was installed. Weather protection is provided by a convertible top and roll-up windows. When the top is down a tonneau cover serves the same purpose, giving the car a very sporting appearance. The tonneau offers three configurations; fully covered, rear and passenger side covered, or just the rear seating covered. In any configuration, the beautiful lines of the Austin-Healey are preserved.
This Austin-Healey 3000 is accompanied by a binder with receipts and photo documentation of the restoration process. Also included is an Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Driver’s Handbook and the car’s British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, the latter of which notes the cars original factory specifications and confirms it to be a matching numbers example, which is to say the engine and chassis are the very same ones that were built and “born” together.
True to the way it left the factory, save for a couple of tasteful modifications, this highly desirable 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 is a wonderful example of the marque. Beautifully restored and fully sorted, this Austin-Healey is perhaps the ideal driver’s car to be enjoyed in the coming summer months, whether on a spirited drive through winding mountain roads or a leisurely weekend jaunt to the shore.