1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK III BJ8
This is a time capsule.
The car was purchased in the New Haven, CT area in 1967. The current owner started servicing the car in 68-69. In 2014 the original owner passed on and the mechanic purchased the car from the estate.
He is unaware if the car was repainted or if it had a clear coat applied at some point, however, that is probably the biggest deficit, up close, the paint doesn't look all the great .
This is a survivor car that has only been driven 51K miles in its life and those have all been well cared for miles and it has always been garaged.
The body and frame are super solid with just a couple points of surface rust on the body. No Rot.
Within the last 5000 miles (several years) the engine and trans came out. The numbers matching engine rec'd rods, mains and rings and a valve job. The trans got new seals, gaskets, syncros, a master/slave and a clutch.
There is a new fuel tank and sending unit. The carbs have been serviced and cleaned. There's a new battery, brake master, wheel cylinders, new hoses and the calipers have been rebuilt. Power assisted brakes were standard on the 67 AH's. She will need a muffler.
The wire wheels were tuned, trued and repainted and shod with new Nankang tires.
The interior is in beautiful, "worn" shape.. like a pair of comfortable shoes. Some cleaning and conditioning will have the red leather back to a lush shine. It could use carpets and the finish on the glove box door is peeling.
The chrome bits are only a little tarnished and some polishing throughout will have them back to shining as seen in several photos.
The current owner just hasn't had time to get out and enjoy her, never mind do the cosmetic stuff to get her back to her former glory.
This Austin Healey runs and drives wonderfully and is simply looking for a new garage to call home.
She can be had for less than $40,000
Any questions, to schedule a time to see her in person or make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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