1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8 Roadster 6-cylinder engine

All All 2 hits ID #8088

Description

The Austin-Healey 3000 was introduced in 1959, the big 3,000cc inline 6-cylinder engine replacing the 100-6 and its 2,600cc engine. Because of the larger engine, of course, performance improved, but the 3000 MkI also brought about an overdrive transmission, disc brakes, laminated windshield, adjustable steering column, heater and an optional detachable hard top. With the MkII introduced in 1962, the sports car began to take on a more mature stance with roll-up side windows and a quick-action folding roof, but the MkIII of 1964 would be a wonderful swan song for the brand. New SU carburetors and a higher-lift cam helped the 3,000cc engine find 14 additional horses for a square 150 HP. It took less than 9 seconds to find 60 MPH from zero and could top out around 120 MPH, marking it the quickest and fastest of the last “Big Healeys.” To boot, they boasted magnificently appointed dashboards with beautiful wood veneers, supportive bucket seats and several noticeable points that lent to the question why buy anything else? Interestingly, Austin-Healey 3000s, especially the MkIIIs, have never really fallen out of favor, long enjoying a large and loyal fanbase keeping them popular. Few things stir the emotions like firing up a Big Healey and setting out for a journey upon lonely, winding roads to points unknown. The big 3.0L engine growling along and the exhaust howling a note unlike any other, suddenly the destination is not nearly as important as the journey.

Attributes

Make Austin-Healey
Model 3000 MkIII BJ8 Roadster
Year 1967
Mileage 18,053
Engine 3000cc
Interior Color Blue
Exterior Color Blue
Transmission Manual
Body Type Convertible
Number of Cylinders 6
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) HBJ8L39179
Fuel Type Gasoline

$ 16500.00