- Chassis # HBJ8L40604
- Engine # 29KRUH15245
- 1,200 Miles Since Complete Restoration
- Restored by Marque Specialist BRC of Philadelphia
- Offered With BMIHT Certificate, Spare, and Boot Cover
- Tastefully Modified With 5-Speed & Rear Disc Brakes
Introduced in October 1963, the 3000 MKIII was the most refined version of the popular “Big Healey” model line and was the last of Donald Healey's creations. The MKIII offered amenities such as roll-up windows carried over from the BJ7 series, burled walnut veneer dash, revised center console, and updated rear suspension in Phase II examples. Built between 1963 and 1967, over 17,000 were produced between Phase I and Phase II cars. Achieving 150 horsepower via a twin SU carbureted inline 6 cylinder engine, the MKIII raced from 0-60 in 9.8 seconds; fast for the time period. Today, the MKIII variant is the most coveted of the 3000's and is one of the quintessential British motor cars representing lasting, and consistent value among car collectors.
This particular Austin Healey 3000, chassis number HBJ8L40604 and engine number 29KRUH15245, is a 1967 model that received a full nut and bolt restoration by marque specialist, BRC, of Philadelphia. There was not a piece of this car that wasn't not touched by them and their expert craftsmen. Much like all of their restorations it is fantastically done and in most likely better than factory finish. The car has covered a mere 1200 miles since the completion of its restoration. It has been slightly modified with 5-speed transmission and rear disc brakes to aid in the drivability and everyday usage. It is finished in the extremely delightful color combination of Healey Blue with an earthen brown interior. This car is offered with a BMIHT certificate, spare and boot cover.
Driving one of these BRC restored big Healeys is a true pleasure. The quality of the restoration means you are essentially motoring along in a brand new car from 1967. Everything about it feels new and tight. The addition of the 5-speed manual transmission means the gear changes are silky smooth and the transmission does not whine and sit at high RPMs at accelerated speeds. The exhaust note from the inline-6 engine is exhilarating, encouraging you to wind it out just to hear more of the throaty rasp emanating from the sweeping exhaust. Through and through this 3000 MKIII is a fantastic car with superb fit and finish and an equally rewarding driving experience. It is the perfect car to show with its stunning and eye-catching color combination and will be equally as enjoyable to take out on a drive the back roads on those perfect summer days.
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