1964 Austin-Healey 3000

MK3 (BJ8) 1964

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    10/1964
  • Mileage 
    42 547 km / 26 438 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    HEALEY BLUE
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior brand colour 
    Zwart
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    150 BHP / 153 PS / 112 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Transmission: 4 gears, Manual gearbox
Number of cylinders: 6
Engine capacity: 2.912 cc

 

== Austin Healey 3000 MK3 (BJ8) 1964 ==

Chassis H-BJ8-L/29310

Engine 29K-RU-H/4059

Date of build 7-9 October 1964

Date of dispatch 15 October 1964

Factory fitted equipment : Wire wheels, Adjustable steering column, laminated windscreen, overdrive, whitewall tires, heater, tonneau cover

Model production from 1963 to 1967

 

2,912cc OHV inline 6-Cylinder Engine

2 SU Carburetors

150bhp at 5,250rpm

4-Speed Manual Transmission with factory overdrive

Front Independent Suspension - Live Rear Axle

Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes

 

- The final iteration of the iconic 'Big Healey'

- Lovely and factory-correct Healey Blue color

- Complete restoration performed in the last two decades

- Ideal British Roadster for Sunday drives or rallies

With the introduction of the final 'Big Healey' 3000 Mk III model, the legendary British manufacturer of sports cars successfully retained the essence of its classic curvaceous long hood/short deck sports roadster, but had grown the car to accommodate 2+2 seating, and loaded it with amenities directed towards the booming North American market.

 

Designed as a sports car and indeed quite successful in rallying and racing, the Austin-Healey 3000 had by the mid-1960s evolved into the fully civilized 3000 Mk III. Fitted with roll-up side windows and an easily operable soft top, the 2+2 tourer was quite enjoyable and safe for daily driving. Fitted with the potent 2,912cc 150bhp twin-carb six-cylinder engine, mated to a four-speed manual overdrive transmission, and equipped with disc brakes in the front, the 3000 Mk III also provided performance worthy of its sporting heritage.

 

Shortly after the Mk III was introduced in 1964, 'Phase II' upgrades were added that would further enhance the ride and handling of all subsequent Mk III BJ8 series chassis through 1967. Top speed was 121mph and the 0-60mph time dipped below 10 seconds. Despite the antiquity of the basic design, the Big Healey remained as popular as ever, though increasingly stringent safety and emissions legislation meant that its days were numbered.

 

Completed at the Healey works during the latter part of 1964, this lovely 3000 Mk III BJ8 was equipped as a left-hand drive Convertible and delivered new to New Orleans, United States. The car had made its way to Belgium by 2004, where the current owner procured the car. A complete nut and bolt restoration was carried-out in 2004-2005.

 

Car comes with following documents:

- Many restoration, service invoices dating from 2004 to 2020

- Heritage Certificate dated 2004

- Expert's report dated 2015

- Photos of restoration dated 2004

- Copy of MK3 manual

 

Completed in appropriate Healey Blue, this lovely example of the end-of-the-run 'Big-Healey' is ready to be enjoyed and driven in rallies.

 

For more information, please contact us.

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