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
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. Gas Tank was acid-dipped, etched, then inside was coated with POR 15 Fuel Tank Sealant to prevent rust.
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.
Documentation
Documentation including receipts, notes (taken during teardown), photos, manuals, etc. are included with the car. In addition, an orginal BMC owners (non-repro) manual is included. I also have the history of ownership since new. Heritage Certificate has been ordered and will come with the car.
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

Used
“Showroom new condition that received a comprehensive restoration”
Year: 1965 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): HBJ8L / 28777
Mileage: 51,584 Number of Cylinders: 6
Make: Austin Healey Transmission: Manual w/ Overdrive
Model: 3000 Body Type: Convertible
Trim: Leather Interior Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Engine: 6 Cylinder, 2.9 Liter Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
Fuel Type: Gasoline Sub Model: 3000
For Sale By: Private Seller Exterior Color: Red / Black
Disability Equipped: No Interior Color: Black
Drive Side: Left-hand drive