1964 Austin-Healey BJ8 3000 MKIII

$36,000

Year
1964
Make
Austin-Healey
Model
BJ8
Stock
2597
Vin
HBJ8L2
Miles
71,920
Engine Size
INLINE 6 CYL
Transmission Type
MANUAL
Drivetrain
RWD

THIS 1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY BJ8 3000 MKIII IS LOCATED IN: SUN VALLEY, CA

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 MG Works in Abingdon, alongside the corporation's MG models.

During its production life, the car transitioned from an open sports car, albeit with a child-transporting 2+2 option, to a sports convertible.

In 1963, 91.5 per cent of all Austin-Healey 3000 cars were exported; mostly to North America.

The 3-litre 3000 was a highly successful car, which won its class in many European rallies in its heyday and is still raced in classic car competitions by enthusiasts today.

British Motor Corporation ended manufacture in 1967, intending its place to be filled by a car with a new, though similar, engine in a more recently designed monocoque MGB variant named MGC.

BJ8 sports convertible

Mark III

The 3000 sports convertible Mark III was announced in February 1964 with power increased from 136 bhp to 150 bhp by a new higher lift camshaft. SU HD8 carburettors replaced HS6 units increasing the choke size from 1.75 to 2 inches, or total area 6.3 sq. inches, increasing by 30.6%). 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.

The Mark III BJ8 remained in production until the end of 1967 when manufacture of the Austin-Healey 3000 ceased.

In May 1964 the Phase II version of the Mark III was released, which gained ground clearance through a modified rear chassis. In March 1965 the car received separate indicator lights.

17,712 Mark IIIs were manufactured.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
INLINE 6 CYL
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
RED
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1964
Make
Austin-Healey
Model
BJ8
Miles
71,920

Interior

Interior Color
BLACK
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

Contact Us About This Vehicle

-or-

Fill out the Form below:

Contact Details