This late Austin Healey 3000 MkIII is a Phase II BJ8 model, built on the 14th April 1965 and as such features all final production refinements. Finished in Black with a Red interior, this Healey has benefitted from a dry climate all its life having been imported from Australia in 2016.
The car has been in the same ownership since 1988 having been purchased from the Healey Factory of Melbourne as a very solid restoration project to then be restored by Warwicks Autobahn. Although the car was exceptionally rust free at the time, restoration was comprehensive with the car shot blasted back to bare metal and painted in stages. The engine was fully rebuilt to original specification. All body panels on the car remain originals, not aftermarket and as such body fit is excellent. The restoration was completed in 2001 and the car has covered less than 5,000 miles since.
This Healey presents brilliantly today owing to warm climate preservation and low miles since restoration. Since restoration the car has received upgrades of a large core aluminium radiator and oil cooler suitable for the Australian heat, increased front camber, a brand new tonneau in 2019, new tyres in 2018 and regular servicing.
Sold serviced and with MOT, British Motor Heritage Certificate of Authenticity, tonneau and service history.