Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Mark III Phase II

1965 Austin Healey 3000 Leather Interior

Make: Austin Healey
Model: 3000
SubModel: 3000
Type: Convertible
Trim: Leather Interior
Year: 1965
Mileage: 51,584
VIN: HBJ8L / 28777
Color: Red / Black
Engine: 6 Cylinder, 2.9 Liter
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual w/ Overdrive
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety: Servo-assist Brakes
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Westlake, Ohio, United States
Extras
Roll up windows, Heater
Overdrive, Telescopic Steering Wheel, Convertible, Leather Seats
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Description for Austin Healey 3000 1965

1965 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8, Mark III, Phase II

Introduction

This particular numbers matching car has been meticulously restored by myself to exacting specifications and standards with full attention to detail. I acquired this car nearly 10 years ago and have since performed a ground up bare-tub, rotisserie restoration. The car was a true find with low mileage, accident free, virtually rust free, and only two previous owners (whom knew one each other). The comprehensive restoration was fully documented with notes, pictures and receipts. Objective was to restore to showroom new condition that can be used for show and/or pleasure driving purposes. Car was re-assembled exactly as it came apart with all bolts, screws, nuts being placed back to their original location during re-assembly. All parts original to car were completely stripped and restored to OE specifications.

Particulars

Title is free and clear in my name

51,584 original miles

VIN: 73.621 HBJ8L / 28777

Engine: 29K / RU / H 3515

Body

All Panels, Shrouds, were removed, stripped, etched, and primed using PPG Epoxy and urethane primers

Tub was completely stripped and professionally sandblasted, then epoxy primed.

While Tub was on Rotisserie, rust-oleum was poured inside the box frame, then rotated 360 degrees multiple times to ensure all internals to box frame were coated thoroughly.

Bodywork was completed with attention to detail that yielded a laser-straight, flawless body

Exterior color (Colorado Red/Black) was finished with PPG paint products including Deltron DBC Base Coat and Deltron VC 5700 Clear Coat that produced an absolute flawless and brilliant sheen that is absolutely breathtaking!

Chrome

All chrome was triple-plated (Copper, Nickel, Chrome) that will last for years to come

Interior

Complete brand-new interior including new seat foams, leather seat covers, door panels, and carpet. Seats and Center Console were professionally trimmed by a true craftsman from Muncie Imports. The Walnut dashboard and Moto-Lita Steering Wheel are brand new.

Instruments

Instruments including the Tachometer and Speedometer were completely rebuilt and detailed by Nissonger Instruments. Water Temp/Oil Pressure Gage is brand new. The dashboard is brand new and made from Walnut per OE.

Top

Convertible Top was professionally fitted with an new old stock (NOS) Amoco Top. Weather seals were also replaced

Boot (Trunk)

New boot kit made from Armacord (OE) was installed

Gas Tank

Tank was acid-dipped, etched, then inside was coated with POR 15 Fuel Tank Sealant to prevent rust

Engine

Engine was professionally rebuilt. Pistons (.010" oversize), Oil Pump (hi-volume), bearings, gaskets, seals, valves, etc, were all replaced. Starter/Generator rebuilt. Spin-on Oil Filter conversion was added (original oil Filter system comes with car).

Exhaust

Brand new Falcon Stainless Steel Exhaust system

Fuel System

SU Carbs were completely rebuilt, detailed, tuned, and include period-correct air cleaners. New SU Fuel pump installed.

Brakes

Brakes were completely restored with new Stainless Steel Pistons & seals on Calipers and brake shoes & cylinders for rear drum brakes. Rotors and drums were turned. Front rotors have new bearings and are properly shimmed.

Master Cylinder was rebuilt and a new Girling-Lockheed Servo was installed on car. All Brake hoses were replaced.

Wheels & Tires

Brand new MWS Dunlop Style Chrome Wire Wheels, knock-offs, and Vredestein Tires ($2500) are on the car and look very nice! Car rides nice and smooth with no shimmy or vibration! Front end was professionally aligned so the car goes down the road straight as an arrow!

Fasteners

All Fasteners were Cadium plated per original specifications

Miscellaneous

Car comes with a convertible top Boot Cover, Tonneau Cover, Spars for Tonneau Cover, Spare Tire, and spare parts. In addition, an orginal BMC owners (non repro) and workshop manual is included.

Valuation

This vehicle is of investment-grade quality. Current Haggerty Valuation of the 1965 - 1967 Austin Healey 3000 model is:

Grade 1: $134K

Grade 2: $81,100

Grade 3: $49,400

This vehicle qualifies as a Grade 1, however it is realistically priced to sell. These cars will only continue to increase in value. Classic Cars make great Blue Chip investments!

Should you have any questions or desire further information including photos, questions, etc.. please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail. I have been a British car enthusiast with over 35 years of restoration experience.

In person inspections are welcome!

I have honestly described the vehicle to best of my knowledge. Vehicle is sold "as-is / where is" with no implied warranties or guarantee's.

International Buyers welcome!

Thank you,

Richard