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1966 Austin-Healey BJ8 Roadster

  • Complete ground-up restoration
  • A sporting British Roadster equipped with overdrive
  • Accompanied by a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate
  • Beautiful Healey Blue paint with chrome wire wheels

VIN: HBJ8L32481

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The 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III, commonly known as the BJ8 Roadster, was the last iteration of the popular Austin-Healey 3000 Series. Produced between 1959 to 1967, the 3000 Series was a collaboration between the British Motor Corporation and the Donald Healey Motor Company. The BJ8 was the culmination of the series, representing the most refined and powerful version of the Austin-Healey 3000. A classic British sports car design with a long bonnet, two seats, and a folding convertible top, the BJ8 wears a distinctive front grille and prominent vertical slats, giving it a recognizable appearance. Regarded as the most desirable of all Healeys, the performance of these Mark IIIs makes for the perfect vehicles for tours and long jaunts.

This Austin-Healey is a recipient of a beautiful ground-up restoration bringing it back to its original appearance, per its British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate. The body was painted in its original color of Healey Blue and the interior was fitted with complementing blue faux leather graced with white piping. Finishing out the exterior, this BJ8 Roadster is equipped with chrome wire wheels, with which it was originally fitted from the factory, and a new navy blue convertible top. Moving into the interior, it's suited with an array of factory equipment that one will be happy to see, which entails a faux burl grain dash, a heater, an adjustable steering column, and a radio.

Retaining its original powerplant, the 177-cubic-inch six-cylinder engine has been faithfully restored and is mechanically sound and ready for spirited driving. Backing the engine is a four-speed manual gearbox that also has overdrive, allowing this whimsical British Roadster to achieve modern-day driving speeds. The aforementioned British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, verifies the engine, car and body numbers as original.

The BJ8 was and still is well received by enthusiasts of all generations, earning a reputation for its blend of performance, style, and affordability. It played a crucial role in the company's history and this example, with its comprehensive restoration and charming color scheme, is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who glances over it.

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