1966 Austin-Healey 3000

BJ8

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Light Blue/White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Black
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The "big Healey" 3000 Mk III fully retained the essence of its curvaceous long hood/short deck progenitor, the Austin-Healey 100/4 sports convertible of 1953.

Designed as a sports car and indeed quite successful in rallying and racing, the Austin Healey had by the mid-1960s evolved into the fully civilized 3000 Mk III. Equipped with roll-up side windows, this 2+2 tourer was quite enjoyable for daily driving—while its 2,912cc 150hp twin-carb six-cylinder engine and four-speed manual overdrive transmission 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.

The Austin-Healey 3000 offered here, a Mk III BJ8 in the most popular and luxurious Phase 2 form and therefore with the benefit of the revised rear suspension set-up, has been in the long term care of its current owner sinc