1965→1968 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 ‘Phase II’
In 1965, the MKIII was updated to Phase II specification which included a redesigned rear suspension that made necessary ground clearance for the low-slung exhaust system. Around the same time, the car was also fitted with larger front and rear blinkers.
These were the very last of the big Healeys until the model's demise in 1968.
To comply with American safety standards the very last ‘Phase II’ cars were fitted with twin front light fixtures per side.
Chassis & Sales
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 MK III HBJ8L/25879 - sold for $126,500
Finished in Gold with a Fawn leather and vinyl interior, this car’s nut-and-bolt restoration was just completed by the marque specialists Tom and Randee Rocke at Healey Lane. The car was finished in two-stage DuPont Chroma base in two separate paint applications to give this Gold color superb depth and luster. The Fawn leather and vinyl interior has matching English wool carpeting – certainly a unique and rarely seen color combination.
As p... more
Gallery: RM Auctions' 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8 Phase II - did not sell for €34,500
his late Phase II was purchased by the current vendor's father for £7,500 in 1981, by which time it had covered 37,000 miles, but never used by him. On its owner's death it was discovered that he had never registered the Healey in his name, and the car was duly registered in his widow's name in 1992. 'NLR 589F' remained unused until earlier this year when it was re-commissioned. Finished in British Racing Green with black leather interior, thi... more
Gallery: 2010 Collectors' Motor Cars at Goodwood Revival by Bonhams
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III BJ8 Sports Convertible - sold for $58,300
The 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 MK III Sports Convertible presented here is a very fine example that continues to benefit from an older, high-quality restoration. Finished in champagne and complemented by show-quality chrome, a black convertible top and a matching boot, the BJ8 rides on Michelin radial tires and proper “knock-off” wire wheels. Exterior features include Lucas headlamps, along with a chrome-plated driver’s side view mirror and b... more
Gallery: 2008 Monterey Preview
1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 HBJ8L/28861 - sold for $52,800
About 17,700 Mark IIIs were originally built, and their sporting attributes have made them enduring and enjoyable collector cars. This completely restored example from 1965 is very attractive in all respects, finished in red with a matching cockpit and a black convertible top.
Gallery: 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
1966 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8 Phase II - sold for €57,500
Representing the Big Healey's final and most popular incarnation, this BJ8 Phase II model has had only three owners from new and was acquired by the last owner in 2007. The car was completely restored in 2009/2010 when works carried out included a 'bare metal' strip-down and complete bodywork restoration; repaint in two-tone white/black; new front and rear bumpers; new wheels and hubs; new red leather interior trim; new carpet; and new soft to... more
Gallery: 2011 Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais by Bonhams
1966 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 - sold for €30,860
The car presented here, which came out in 1966, had its bodywork restored in 1991, as attested by a photograph album and the file of invoices. Painted red, this desirable Austin Healey, equipped with centrally fixed radius rims, has been regularly and rigorously maintained by its owner, who has taken part in a large number of driving rallies in the Swiss Alps.
Gallery: 2011 Salon Rétromobile Aucion by Artcurial
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 - sold for $99,000
In the early 2000s, this car was acquired by Kurt Tanner, the California-based restorer of Austin-Healeys who has focused exclusively on the marque for the last 18 years. Mr. Tanner performed a restoration that addressed me- chanical and cosmetic aspects of the car. Though the car was originally finished in British Racing Green with a black interior, Mr. Tanner opted to change the car’s livery to a color scheme more becoming of a classic Heale... more
Gallery: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII Convertible HBJ8L/27063 - sold for $63,250
A former owner had it restored by the Rolls-Royce dealer in New York. Within the last three years, the current owner has upgraded and detailed it, changing to a negative-ground electrical system and installing solid state electronic components like a fuel pump, MSD ignition and an automatic pre-lube system. A new top was fitted in tan Stayfast, and the trunk was lined in carpet matching the interior. An Optima battery is installed, and the fac... more
Gallery: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III Convertible - sold for $55,000
Ground up restoration. 72 spoke wire wheels. Excellent mechanicals. Final year of production. Engine and gear box documented with BMIHT. 1967 is the last year and most refined making. It is one of the most collectible Austin Healeys built. Speed and comfort have made the BJ8s a hit with collectors around the world. This car comes with a British motor industry heritage trust certificate
- The outside is finished in Old English White. The bod... more
Gallery: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 HBJ8L/35053 - sold for $59,400
This BJ8 was delivered new in Texas and remained in the hands of the original family for decades. In 2007, it was sold to a new owner in New York who commissioned a restoration on what was then an exceptionally straight and solid car. Completed in 2010, the extensive and correct restoration included a bare-metal respray as well as the installation of new insulation, which included factory-standard heat shielding over the transmission and exhau... more
Gallery: The Amelia Island Auction 2012 by Gooding & Company
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 HBJ8L/38793 - sold for $71,500
Unrestored, Highly Original Example with Irreplaceable Patina. One Owner for 45 Years and Only 39,000 Miles Since New. Last Year of the Classic Austin-Healey Roadster. Ready for Preservation Class Judging. Time-Capsule Condition. Certified by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust.
Gallery: 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1967 Austin-Healey BJ8 Phase II MK III Sports Convertible HBJ8L/40531 - sold for $121,000
Completely restored by Tom and Randee Rocke, of Healey Lane. Engine, gearbox, and overdrive rebuilt to factory-correct specifications. Accompanied by photo-documentation and BMIHT certificate.
Gallery: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions
1965 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 MK III Convertible HBJ8L/30063 - sold for $66,000
The 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III Convertible presented here is a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) certified matching-numbers car, finished in its stunning original color, Colorado Red; two-stage urethane was used in two separate paint applications to give the color extreme depth and luster. Full photo-documentation of the complete and comprehensive ground-up restoration finished by the marque specialists Tom and Randee Rocke... more
Gallery: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions
1966 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Convertible HBJ8L/34494 - sold for $36,000
Frame-up restoration. Very rare Cordoba Red. 3.0L 6 cylinder performance.
Gallery: 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 HBJ8L30993 - sold for $104,500
One of the Finest “Big Healeys” in the US. Comprehensive Restoration to Concours Standards. British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certification. Best-of-Show Winner at 2011 Healey Rendezvous. Best BJ8 at All British Field Meets in Seattle and Portland.
Gallery: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 Roadster H-BJ8-L/34507 - sold for $93,500
The car offered here hails from the last year of production, and it enjoyed a beautiful frame-off, nut-and-bolt restoration by the highly regarded Austin-Healey expert Kurt Tanner, of Upland, California. The color scheme of Golden Beige over red Ambla upholstery with a black top is factory-correct, and the car is equipped with the four-speed transmission with overdrive, a heater, and chrome wire wheels. Finished to what can only be described a... more
Gallery: 2013 Arizona Auction by RM
1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 H-BJ8-L/31616 - sold for $79,750
Restored to Austin-Healey Club Concours Gold Standards. Preserved Since Completion and Never Shown. Wonderful Example of the Ultimate “Big Healey”. Featured in the September 2012 Edition of Classic Motorsports Magazine
Accompanied by Owner’s Manual, Tools, BMHT Certificate, and More.
Gallery: The 2013 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 H-BJ8-L/30530 - sold for $79,750
The car shown here was described in August 2012 as “better than new from the factory” by Gerry Coker, the legendary former Healey Motor Company designer who styled the original Austin-Healey 100 and the subsequent Big Healeys. Coker signed the inside of the glove box lid, commenting, “Super Job.”
The praise was earned by a 12-month, body-off restoration by Peggy Craft Restorers, of Tennessee. During the restoration, the body was taken to ba... more
Gallery: 2013 Amelia Island by Rm Auctions
1965 Austin-Healey BJ8 MK III HBJ8L/29759 - sold for $143,000
Completely restored by Tom and Randee Rocke of Healey Lane. Striking and unique color scheme. Engine, gearbox, and overdrive rebuilt to original factory specifications. Accompanied by photo-documentation and a BMIHT Certificate.
Gallery: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions
1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 HBJ8-L/26879 - sold for $61,600
Most Powerful and Refined Mk III, “Phase 2” Specification. Early-Production Car with Small “Phase 1” Front Signals. Distinctive and Striking Black Exterior and Red Leather Cockpit. British Sporting Classic with a Devoted Following.
Gallery: The Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII Convertible BJ8 - sold for $55,000
Rust free with only one refinish. Twin carburetor inline six cylinder engine. 4-speed transmission with overdrive. New top with crystal clear rear window. Original leather bucket seats. Stored in climate controlled environment. Restored to concourse condition.
Gallery: Kissimmee 2014, #WhereTheCarsAre by Mecum
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 - sold for $89,100
Expert Restoration Completed in 2012. Striking Throughout with Handsome Color Combination. Approximately 250 Miles Since Restoration. Complete with Restoration Photos and BMHT Certificate, Owner’s Manual, Top Boot, Tonneau, and Tools. Ready to Show, Tour, and Enjoy.
Gallery: The Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 ‘Phase II’ HBJ8L/41015 - did not sell for $44,000
Highly original example with great patina. Recently mechanically refurbished. A Big Healey with personality.In same ownership for many decades. Offered with history file and Heritage Trust Certificate.
Gallery: 2014 Quail Lodge Auction by Bonhams
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 H-BJ8-L/41305 - sold for $159,500
Matching numbers; rare Metallic Golden Beige, as original. Completely restored by Tom and Randee Rocke, of Healey Lane. BMIHT Certificate and restoration photo-documentation. New English Leather Bone upholstery, direct from Mathews and Son, of London, England. Engine, gearbox, and overdrive have all been completely rebuilt to correct specifications.
Gallery: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions
1966 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Phase II HBJ8L33993 - sold for $105,000
Fresh Kurt Tanner restoration just completed. Total ground up rotisserie restoration to the Concours Gold Standard. 60 spoke stainless wire wheels. 4 speed overdrive transmission. Adjustable steering. Metallic Golden Beige with black trim. Top and top boot. California car from new with documentation. Original black/yellow license plates. Reprint Owners Manual. Maintenance records from 1972. First time offered for public sale.
Gallery: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 Sports Convertible HBJ8L/38206 - sold for $93,500
Classic and tasteful Healey Blue over a correct blue interior. Completely restored by marque specialist Kurt Tanner. Includes a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate.
Gallery: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
1966 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase II HBJ8L/33596 - sold for €63,250
Fully restored in 2012, this left-hand drive Phase II was imported into the UK from Florida, USA in 2013 by the current owner. EU taxes have been paid and the car comes with a UK V5C registration document. Described as in generally excellent condition, without faults and ready to be enjoyed, this freshly restored example of the Big Healey in its ultimate incarnation also comes with handbook, jack, tools and tonneau cover. The provision of a fi... more
Gallery: 2015 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais