|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. III||Ivory White|
|Left Hand Drive||Black|
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Record Creation: Entered on 16 September 2022.
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2022-09-16 17:15:56 | pauls writes:
Car at auction 9/22
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8
Lot 510 | Passion for the Drive: The Cars of Jim Taylor | Estimate $75,000 - $95,000
Chassis No. H-BJ8-L/42074
Body No. 86939
One of the best-known British sports cars of the 1960s, the Austin-Healey 3000 is fondly known as the 'Big Healey' for its combination of a comfortable interior surrounded by a full top and roll-up windows, well-suited to American tastes, and powerful six-cylinder engine. It was produced in several different series and variations, all of which remain very popular.
The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) Certificate on file identifies the car as having been originally finished in these colors, Ivory White over Black Ambla interior and top, and supplied to the States in July 1967. It was originally equipped with overdrive, a heater, adjustable steering column, laminated windshield, black tonneau cover, and wire wheels, all of which is still present along with an AM/FM radio. As one of the final Austin-Healey 3000s produced it has several late-production features, including a distinctive badge without the usual cloisonne trim.
Jim Taylor acquired the Austin-Healey in Florida in 1990, and has now been its owner for 32 years. Obviously well-cared-for over its life, the car's exterior surfaces were refinished in the correct color many years ago and fitted with new carpets, but otherwise it remains in well-preserved original condition. It retains factory paint under the trunk lid, in the engine compartment, and within the door jambs, and the engine compartment is undetailed, with twin SU carburetors and upgraded air cleaners. The interior retains the original upholstery on the seats, including the fold-down rear seat. At the time of cataloging the car recorded 45,783 miles. Accompanying is the original tonneau cover, top boot with bag, spare wheel, and knock-off hammer, as well as a small history file.
This Austin-Healey has much to recommend it: good, sympathetic preservation, and patina that lends itself well to driving enjoyment.