- Very Rare Phase One BJ8
A very rare Phase One BJ8 Austin Healey 3000. This California/Nevada Healey is one of only 1390 phase one cars ever built. They are so rare that most people have never seen one and do not understand that this is preferable to later cars. Like early Series 1 E-Type Jaguars these have purer looks due to some differences in the Phase One cars. Most importantly these cars retained the lower ride height of the original roadsters. This allows for much sleeker look and better handling. The smaller earlier lights are still fitted front and rear, and the door handles do not protrude and spoil the bodylines of the door. These early cars sitting next to any other BJ8’s are have sleeker line and the look is more classic sports car than the boulevard tourer look of the later cars.
1964 Austin Healey MK III 3000 BJ8 Perspective
This car has had the benefit of long-term ownership and has had a comprehensive mechanical restoration done. We have receipts detailing more than $21,000 spent on restoration of this car. Engine, transmission, overdrive, front suspension and brake system have been fully rebuilt with extensive parts replacement and machine work. Chassis rails and suspension pickup points are perfectly straight and rust free. Car has no signs of any major accident damage and aluminum panels are in very nice condition. Car lived in dry California and Nevada its entire life so only minimal rust appears to have occurred in its history. Body has had any rust issue repaired with new metal panels installed where needed and a full repaint in original British Racing Green was done to a high level. Chrome is redone or in very good condition. New stainless exhaust has been fitted. New Chrome wire wheels and tires really set the green paint off. Car runs and drives but will need final adjustments and fitting before ready for trips so please do not ask if you can drive it to New Jersey. The restoration stalled before interior, top and final fitting were done. Good news, this leaves the opportunity for some handy person to finish the car and detail then have a unique and great driving BJ8 at way less than current market value.
Entirely new wiring harness.
Large 2″ HD8 SU Carbs were only fitted to BJ8’s.
Brand new chrome wire wheels and Pirelli tires.
Rebuilt kingpins and new suspension bushings.
Brand new convertible top ready to be fitted.