• Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Mileage 
    4 900 km / 3 045 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Old english white
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
    Sweden
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 was in a way the ultimate evolution of the original Austin Healey 100, Retaining the defining light British roadster feel of the original car but with overall upgrades like disc brakes and improved performance. Epitomising a golden age of British sports cars while showcasing the best of sixties automotive design with its signature long hood, low silhouette and distinctive front grille.

Inside, this example features a refined walnut-veneer dashboard and wind-up windows, adding a touch of sophistication to the driver-focused cockpit. Other options included wire wheels, Overdrive and a heater.

This particular car was finished on the 23th January 1964, soon after it was dispatched to the U.S.A. Originally delivered in a Colorado red exterior with a black interior. The car now presents in a beautiful old English white exterior with a black leather interior. It rides on Black 72-spoke wire wheels.

The car eventually found its way to The Netherlands, where, in 2021, the current owner was handling the sale of his Bugatti Type 37. He fell in love with the 3000 for sale at the same dealership and decided to bring it back home to Sweden.

The new owner was not interested in keeping the car original. Instead he wanted to create a car perfect for the hilly and twisty roads of southern Sweden. All while retaining a capability to take care of the occasional track day.

The owner commissioned Austin Healey specialists Sideways Engineering to start the project. They added sport suspension all around, new rear disc brakes. A straight-cut Sebring ratio competition gearbox paired with a fresh road engine with aluminium cylinder heads making an impressive 184 bhp. A 45 L FIA approved fuel tank, 4-point harness and a strong but easily detachable roll-hoop. A full list of the executed work can be found at the bottom of the text.

This is a car for someone looking for the ultimate Austin Healey driving experience, perfect for everything from touring the alps to twisty country roads and trackdays. A well sorted Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 ready to use from the get go. Ready for its next journey.

Full list of executed work

Full engine and gearbox rebuild incl:

· Competition pistons
· Aluminium cylinder head with comp valves and springs
· Steel head gasket
· Reground crank and new bearings everywhere
· Complete restored rocker assembly
· New comp flywheel and clutch
· Fast Road camshaft, bucket followers and tubular pushrods
· Inspection front cover
· Alu tappet covers
· Spin on oil filter kit
· Setrab oil cooler kit with lightweight AN couplings.
· Alu sump
· New oil and water pumps
· Alternator
· Lightweight starter motor
· Aluminium engine backplate
· Sebring gear kit with new syncros
· OD fully restored
· Carburetors restored

Suspension, steering and brakes:

· Uprated springs front and rear
· Comp shock absorbers
· Rally anti-roll bar kit
· Concentric camber bushes
· Steering box restored and fitted with 2.5 turn worm and crash section.
· Moto-Lita steering wheel
· Comp front and rear disc brakes and calipers
· Competition pads
· SS wired brakes hoses
· New Blockley tires with extra strong tubes

Others:

· Stainless steel exhaust manifold and side exit silencer
· Electrical system reconditioned
· Electric cooling fan fitted
· Main circuit breaker and external emergency cable
· Raised rear view mirror and “Bullet” mirrors mounted on doors
· New taylor-made hood for the car with near perfect fit
· 12 V power outlet in cockpit
· 4-point harness for driver
· 40L FIA fuel tank with ATL sender unit and gauge
· Uprated springs front and rear
· Comp shock absorbers
· Rally anti-roll bar kit
· Concentric camber bushes
· Steering box restored and fitted with 2.5 turn worm and crash section.
· Moto-Lita steering wheel
· Comp front and rear disc brakes and calipers
· Competition pads
· SS wired brakes hoses
· New Blockley tires with extra strong tubes
· New Clutch hydraulic cylinder


MOTIKON
Grafikgatan 26
75454Uppsala
Sweden
Contact Person Kontaktperson
Title 
Mr
First name 
Gustav
Last name 
Leuhusen

Phone 
+46-708610303
Mobile phone 
+46-708610303