1964 Austin-Healey 3000

MKIII BJ8 No reserve


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
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French title
Chassis No HBJ8L25556
Engine No 29K/RU/H368
Body No 70448

- Typical of an Austin Healey presentation
- Complete restoration, with invoices close to €85,000
- Convertible, 148cc 3-litre engine and neat finish
- No reserve

This Austin Healey 3000 is a 1964 phase one MKIII type BJ8. Owned by a collector in Texas between 1970 and 2010, it was imported from the US at the end of 2010 and was then completely restored from 2011 by a classic car specialist on behalf of the actual proprietor. The restoration, which lasted almost 3 years, was very thorough and no stones were left unturned. The bodywork was stripped down and sanded before the paint, and damaged sheets were replaced. The engine was serviced, which included replacement of the camshaft, pistons, cylinder head (converted to unleaded), adjustment of the crankshaft, as well as the restoration of the clutch, transmission and running gear. The upholstery and various fittings have been redone and the hood changed...Technical improvements were also carried out, such as the installation of an electronic ignition, the fitting of a rocker cover, a radiator, a tank and lower crankcase in aluminium. As evidenced by several invoices, more than €83,700 were invested for the restoration. Close to 1,600km after the end of the work, a service and some adjustments were carried out in April 2017 to enhance the running-in. The odometer displays 2,250km today and is in excellent condition. In a mixture of "light blue" with "old english white" sides colours, combined with a leather interior, carpets, hood and "imola" blue hood cover, our BJ8 is presented beautifully and will be delivered with its protective covers. This car is ready to hit the road.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1964-austin-healey-3000-mkiii-bj8-phase-1-no-reserve-3980-149