Offered for sale is a 1967 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8. Vin is HBJ8L 35345. The exterior is finished in a pleasant, creamy Old English White paint and is complemented with black leather seat covers and original style interior panels. The car has a new burled walnut dash and a period correct looking wood steering wheel is fitted. The car has great eye appeal and has just been fully sorted in our shop this year. The car has been mechanically and cosmetically restored, but did not require a full chassis teardown since it is a California car and has never suffered from any serious accident or rust damage. This is the final version of the Big Healey with dual front marker lights the collectors seek. It is ready for summer touring right now.
The engine is rebuilt and holds great oil pressure. The transmission is quiet and functions as new with smooth shifting of the gearbox and overdrive unit. During the restoration a new wiring harness was fitted for reliability. The suspension has been restored to its proper ride quality with new shocks at all four corners. Fuel system is rebuilt and car is properly tuned for today’s fuel. A new, full stainless exhaust is fitted and gives it a great exhaust tone that is not too loud. More than $8,000 has been spent this year making sure the car functions as close to a new Healey as is possible. This Healey is a joy to drive and should provide years of reliable service.
Paint and Chrome:
Paint finish is nicely applied and has a pleasant luster. The engine bay is finished in the same color as the exterior. The white paint is on the cream tone side so it exudes warmth to the eye. The chrome is good and accentuates the paint. The chassis is very straight and shows no signs of major damage or repairs. The car has been driven, but shows well and has only very minor rock chips. The trunk is fully finished in the correct materials. Overall this is a great looking car that can be enjoyed and driven.
Wheels and Tires:
The car has newer tires and a nice set of 72 spoke chrome wire wheels. They are well balanced and the drives true and smoothly.
Seats are redone with black leather covers. The dash looks like new and all gauges are working. The carpets and interior panels are new and original patterns. An attractive wood steering wheel is fitted in place of the cheap factory plastic unit. Very pleasant to sit in and drive. The top is good and goes up and down easily.
This Austin Healey has benefited from proper sorting out and drives well. The BJ8 models appeal to people who like to tour with the roll up windows and easy to operate top. The exterior color is a nice alternative to all the Blue a red ones you see at every show. Priced fairly so it will not last long. Feel free to call Bob at 541-543-6791 cell if any questions.