1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8
The Austin-Healey 3000 is a British sports car built from 1959 to 1967. It is the best known of the "big Healey" models. The car's bodywork was made by Jensen Motors and the vehicles were assembled at BMC's Abingdon works, alongside the corporation's MG models. In 1963, 91.5 per cent of all Austin-Healey 3000 cars were exported; mostly to North America. British Leyland ended manufacture in 1967, intending its place to be filled by a car with essentially the same engine in a more recently designed monocoque MGB body named MGC.
The 3000 sports convertible Mark III was announced in February 1964 its power increased from 136 bhp to 150 bhp by a new higher lift camshaft. SU HD8 carburetors replaced HS6 units increasing the choke size from 1.75 to 2 inches. Power-assisted braking became standard instead of optional. The new car's fascia displayed its speedometer and tachometer directly in front of the driver. Upholstery was now in Ambla vinyl.
This example on offer just came out of long-term Los Angeles ownership and has spent most of its life in California, a testament to its solid, rust-free condition. It has recently been serviced as needed and is ready to go. Finished in quintessential British Racing Green with Black interior, this English sports car would be a great addition to any collection.