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 2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. III 
 Left Hand Drive 
 1965 Colorado Red
United StatesUnited States
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Record Creation: Entered on 26 August 2012.


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2012-08-27 13:11:21 | AH Data writes:

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    2012-08-26 10:46:44 | NIBDK writes:

    Sold for $66,000.00 at RM Monterey August 2012.

    Chassis No. HBJ8L/30063
    Engine No. 29KRUH/4789
    $50,000-$70,000 US
    To be auctioned on
    Friday, August 17, 2012
    150 hp, 2,912 cc overhead valve inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive, independent front suspension and rear live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 92"

    • Offered from the Estate of John O'Quinn
    • Numbers-matching example; BMIHT certificate
    • Photo-documented restoration by Healey Lane in California

    The final version of the big Healey sixes was the BJ8, introduced in 1963 and built through 1967. Fitted with twin two-inch SU HD8 carburetors, the six-cylinder engine produced 150 hp (up from the 132-134 hp in the prior model, BJ7) and 173 foot-pounds of torque.

    Passenger accommodations included the roll-up side windows introduced on the BJ7 three years earlier and a more luxuriously trimmed interior with a wood-faced dashboard and center console. Under the hood, a previously optional vacuum brake booster for the front disc and rear drum brakes was made standard.

    The 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III Convertible presented here is a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) certified matching-numbers car, finished in its stunning original color, Colorado Red; two-stage urethane was used in two separate paint applications to give the color extreme depth and luster. Full photo-documentation of the complete and comprehensive ground-up restoration finished by the marque specialists Tom and Randee Rocke, of Healey Lane of Riverside, California, accompanies the sale of this car.

    During the restoration of the Austin-Healey, all mechanical systems, including the entire drivetrain, fuel system, electrical system, stainless steel exhaust system, suspension, and brakes, were rebuilt or replaced as necessary. The interior was fitted with a refinished walnut dash, rebuilt original gauges, new Ambla covered seats with chrome piping, and black carpets. A new windshield was installed, as were five chrome wheels with new tires. In addition to all these desirable features, the BJ8 comes with original dealer service documents and the original driver's handbook. This MK III is certainly worthy of very close attention.

    2012-12-01 15:48:36 | nib writes:

    Sold for $96,250 at 2007 RM Auctions.

    This 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 MK III was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $90,000 - $110,000. The car is powered by a 2912cc overhead valve six-cylinder engine capable of producing 150 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive and a front disc and rear drum brakes.

    This car has been treated to a complete restoration with many of the components being rebuilt or replaced. It is a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certified matching number car. It is finished in Colorado Red.

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