Offered for sale is a striking, mechanically fantastic, entirely solid and numbers matching 1964 Austin Healey 3000 MK III BJ8 finished in beautiful Colorado Red over a black interior. The recipient of a rotisserie restoration in the 1990s by its Austin Healey Club member owner, it was subsequently toured and shown. When not participating in events, the car was always properly garaged and maintained to the highest standard, its enthusiast owners always ensuring that its mechanicals were in top form.
The original engine starts easily, idles consistently and pulls with grin-inducing force through each of the transmission’s gears. Compression is strong and even, the overdrive is functional and the car drives and brakes straight and true. Spirited and visceral, it’s an absolute joy to drive as we experienced while photographing it in the Santa Barbara foothills. Despite the searing 90-degree temperatures, the car showed absolutely no indication of overheating.
The Colorado Red finish is in excellent condition, exhibiting only the most insignificant of imperfections, none of which are big enough to appear in the pictures. The chrome, glass and rubber are all in good shape and the chassis and undercarriage are in excellent condition, entirely straight, solid and free of harmful corrosion. The interior is gorgeous, the seats, carpets, dash and interior panels showing only the most negligible of wear and the wood dash inserts are in excellent condition.
– Rotisserie Restored
– Timeless Sporting Colors
– Numbers Matching Engine
– Straight, Solid and Corrosion-Free Chassis and Undercarriage
– Strong Original Mechanicals
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a wonderful appreciating classic with all the right things going for it: corrosion-free, numbers matching, mechanically strong and finished in a timeless sporting livery. With “Big Healey” auction results routinely fetching sales prices nearing and often surpassing six figures, they represent a unique segment of the classic car market: highly collectible with good appreciation potential, but with strong weekend driver examples still priced somewhat accessibly so that you can actually enjoy driving them. And that’s a good thing, because they are far too fun from behind the wheel to relegate them to garages or trailers on the way to shows. This car is no exception, undoubtedly providing its next owner with countless enjoyable driving experiences in an asset that will only increase in value over time.