Austin Healey 3000 MK3 Phase 2 1965

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Lot No: 46

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage ESTIMATED SALE PRICE
1965 Austin Healey 3000 MK3 76,000 (Not warranted) £35,000 -39,500


Introduced in late 1963 and built through December 1967, the 3000 Mark III, series BJ8, was the final version of the beloved “big Healey” and represents the highest refinement of the marque.
With twin two-inch SU carburettors, the well-developed 3.0 six-cylinder engine of the 3000 Mark III produced 150 horsepower, the most of any model of the Austin-Healey line. Acceleration from 0–60 mph took just 9.8 seconds, and top speed was around 120 mph. Other improvements of the 3000 Mark III included a revised exhaust system, a brake servo as standard, and in the case of this Phase 2, a revised rear suspension to increase ride height for improved ground clearance. The Phase 2 also features a luxurious cockpit combining a dashboard of burled walnut and a centre console, as well as the curved windscreen and wide up windows.
It is clearly the most comfortable, most weather-tight, and most luxurious model among all Austin-Healeys. Comfortable and fast yet classically styled, the 3000 Mark III marked the epitome of the open British sports car and is widely considered an iconic example of the best of the era. The Austin Healey 3000 has been singled out by Quentin Willson as one of 5 cars tipped to buy now before prices soar.
This car was originally supplied to Montreal, Canada in 1964 and registered there in 1965. In 1992 it was purchased in Georgia USA and exported to Ireland. The accompanying Heritage Certificate shows it is a matching numbers cars in its original colours of BRG with black leather and hood and amongst others was supplied with overdrive, adjustable steering column, wire wheels, and heater. The car is to all original specification other than the leather Moto Lita steering wheel. It has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration. Photos in the file show the bodywork was very sound prior to the strip down. A new soft top has just been fitted along with Continental tyres on refurbished wire wheels. Comes with copy of original handbook along with the aforementioned Heritage Certificate, Dating Letter, Technical Specifications and some receipts.

Full Details:

Lot No. 46
Auction 29th April 2016 - 91% SOLD
Vehicle Make Austin Healey
Vehicle Model 3000 MK3
Year of Manufacture 1965
Mileage 76,000 (Not warranted)
Registration ZV6110 (Irish)
Date first Registered 24-09-1965
MOT 24-04-17
Chassis Number H-BJ8-L/27258
Engine Number 29KK-RU-H/2728
Estimated Sale Price £35,000 -39,500

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