The Austin-Healey 3000 was built from 1959 to 1967 and is the best known of the big Healey models. The car’s bodywork was made by Jensen Motors and the vehicles were assembled at the BMC Abingdon works.
The 3000 Mark III was launched in October 1963 and remained in production until the end of 1967, when production of Austin-Healey’s ceased. Classified as the BJ8, the new model was the most powerful and luxurious of the big Healeys, with a walnut-veneer dash and a 170bhp engine. Improvements to the engine included a new camshaft and valve springs, twin SU 2 HD8 carburettors, together with a new design of exhaust system. Servo-assisted brakes were now fitted as standard. Only 2+2 seat versions were made.
This beautifully restored 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III presents extremely nicely in Pale Primrose Yellow with a black interior, lovely Carello lights and chrome wire wheels. The wooden dashboard adds a touch of glamour, as do the chrome dials.
With around 170bhp available, also overdrive, this is a very pleasing road car to drive, with the fantastic sporty straight six Healey growl. The Healey is offered with a US title with import duties paid for every EU country.