1963→1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8
Called the BJ8 or 'Big Healey', the 3000 MKIII BJ8 was the final and most developed Austin-Healey. Primarily it received a new 150 bhp engine and more luxurious interior, but there was numerous detail differences around the car.
Road & Track said the MkIII was Road & Track was “an enthusiast’s sports car that was fun to drive with lots of performance and good handling and braking characteristics.”
Shortly into production in 1964, the MKIII was updated to Phase II specification which included more rear ground clearance and easily identifiable larger blinkers.
Chassis & Sales
1964 Austin-Healey BJ8 - did not sell for $45,000
Complete ground-up restoration on a California car. Over $60,000 in receipts. No expense spared. Heritage certificate. New paint, chrome and interior. Straight sides on body. Nice fit and finish of the components. Professionally rebuilt engine and transmission. Documented restoration.
Gallery: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum