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Lot 217: Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

Chassis Number: The Mark III version of the celebrated Austin Healey was launched in October 1963, and remained in production until the end of 1967 when production ceased. Classified as the BJ8, the new model was the most powerful and luxurious of the big Healeys, with a walnut-veneer dash, wind-up windows, and a 150 bhp engine.

Improvements to the engine included a new camshaft and valve springs, and twin SU 2 HD8 carburettors, together with a newly designed exhaust system. Servo-assisted brakes were now fitted as standard. Only 2+2 seat versions were made. Option extras were similar to those offered for the Mark II, the main change being that the standard interior trim was now Ambla vinyl, with leather seats being added to the list of options.

This matching numbers BJ8 was originally sold new in Baltimore, U.S.A, and subsequently repatriated in 1990. Since its return it has been kept by the same British enthusiast owner and, according to him it comes with continuous service history from highly-regarded Healey specialists JME Healeys. All invoices relating to the works are in the car's history file.

In 2009 ENP 380B was converted to right hand drive by JME, most recently ENP 380B has been subject to much work, including the manufacture and fitment of a new mohair hood, hood bag and carpets by trimmers at the renowned Frank Dale and Stepsons, London.

Resplendent in its magnificent white and red colour scheme, with matching red interior, this delightful Healey comes complete with a huge history file containing all MoTs and tax discs since 1990, recorded yearly mileage, British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, certificate of title Oklahoma 1988, and UK V5 registration papers, ENP 380B has to be one of the best-kept late Austin Healeys available in the market today.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number217
Estimate£33000-£35000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£28000
Year1964
Condition rating1
Registration numberENP 380B
Mileage-
Chassis numberH-BJ8-L/26206
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2