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Auction archive: Lot number 150

1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8

Quail Lodge Auction
15 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$40,320
Auction archive: Lot number 150

1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8

Quail Lodge Auction
15 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$40,320
Beschreibung:

2,912cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine 2 SU Carburetors 150bhp at 5,250rpm 4-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes *Beautifully presented example of the end-of-the-line Big Healey *Ideal weekend cruiser for sunny days *Offered with Heritage Trust Certificate *Accompanied by restoration documentation THE AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 With the introduction of the final 'Big Healey' 3000 Mk III model, the legendary British manufacturer of sports cars successfully restained 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, the Austin-Healey 3000 indeed was quite successful in rallying and racing and, by the mid-1960s, evolved into the fully civilized 3000 Mk III. Equipped 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 and with disc brakes in the front, the 3000 Mk III also provided performance worthy of its sporting heritage. THE MOTORCAR OFFERED Built during the Fall of 1966, this charming 3000 Mk III BJ8 was configured as a left-hand drive US market car, and destined for Chicago, Illinois. According to the Heritage Trust Certificate issued for the car, the long list of factory fitted equipment included wire wheels, heater, adjustable steering column, whitewall tires, tonneau cover, laminated windscreen and overdrive. The Healey has received much restoration and refurbishment work over the years and presents beautifully today. A comprehensive restoration was performed in the past, which is neatly detailed in a photo album accompanying the sale of the car. The work performed would attend to both mechanical and cosmetic aspects of the Austin-Healey and included a repaint in a lovely dark blue color, while the interior was trimmed in beautiful dark chocolate-colored, French stitched leather with neatly contrasting light brown Sisal carpets. A new wiring harness was installed, while a stainless-steel exhaust was fitted. A recent service has been performed, and the car's history file contains much documentation and maintenance history along with miscellaneous service parts, owner's manuals and the British Motor Industry-issued Heritage Trust Certificate. It should be noted, that the engine fitted in be car carries an engine number of the correct type, but a couple hundred numbers off the number listed in the Heritage Trust Certificate. All in all, here is a wonderful example of the classic Big Healey, ready for spirited drives in the countryside.

Auction archive: Lot number 150
Auction:
Datum:
15 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Auction house:
Bonhams London
Carmel, Quail Lodge Quail Lodge's West Field 7000 Valley Greens Drive (at Rancho San Carlos Rd) Carmel CA 93923 Tel: +1 415 391 4000 Fax : +1 415 391 4040 [email protected]
Beschreibung:

2,912cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine 2 SU Carburetors 150bhp at 5,250rpm 4-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes *Beautifully presented example of the end-of-the-line Big Healey *Ideal weekend cruiser for sunny days *Offered with Heritage Trust Certificate *Accompanied by restoration documentation THE AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 With the introduction of the final 'Big Healey' 3000 Mk III model, the legendary British manufacturer of sports cars successfully restained 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, the Austin-Healey 3000 indeed was quite successful in rallying and racing and, by the mid-1960s, evolved into the fully civilized 3000 Mk III. Equipped 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 and with disc brakes in the front, the 3000 Mk III also provided performance worthy of its sporting heritage. THE MOTORCAR OFFERED Built during the Fall of 1966, this charming 3000 Mk III BJ8 was configured as a left-hand drive US market car, and destined for Chicago, Illinois. According to the Heritage Trust Certificate issued for the car, the long list of factory fitted equipment included wire wheels, heater, adjustable steering column, whitewall tires, tonneau cover, laminated windscreen and overdrive. The Healey has received much restoration and refurbishment work over the years and presents beautifully today. A comprehensive restoration was performed in the past, which is neatly detailed in a photo album accompanying the sale of the car. The work performed would attend to both mechanical and cosmetic aspects of the Austin-Healey and included a repaint in a lovely dark blue color, while the interior was trimmed in beautiful dark chocolate-colored, French stitched leather with neatly contrasting light brown Sisal carpets. A new wiring harness was installed, while a stainless-steel exhaust was fitted. A recent service has been performed, and the car's history file contains much documentation and maintenance history along with miscellaneous service parts, owner's manuals and the British Motor Industry-issued Heritage Trust Certificate. It should be noted, that the engine fitted in be car carries an engine number of the correct type, but a couple hundred numbers off the number listed in the Heritage Trust Certificate. All in all, here is a wonderful example of the classic Big Healey, ready for spirited drives in the countryside.

Auction archive: Lot number 150
Auction:
Datum:
15 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Auction house:
Bonhams London
Carmel, Quail Lodge Quail Lodge's West Field 7000 Valley Greens Drive (at Rancho San Carlos Rd) Carmel CA 93923 Tel: +1 415 391 4000 Fax : +1 415 391 4040 [email protected]
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