Final Iteration Of A British Sports Car Legend: Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III

Jun 18, 2021 2 min read
Final Iteration Of A British Sports Car Legend: Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III

Introduced in 1959, the Austin-Healey 3000 was and still is a highly successful British sports car on and off the track.


By 1964, the Austin-Healey 3000 had undergone many changes resulting in an increase in power and handling capabilities. Other upgrades to the model included a standard power-assisted braking system, a reconfigured dash, and an updated interior. Although the Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III retained a somewhat cult following, production ended in 1967. Today these stunning roadsters represent a special place in automotive history.

This 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III being offered at auction on Bring a Trailer is a prime example of the roadster. It is a 2+2 layout finished in a stunning green. Under the hood is a 2.9-liter inline-six fitted with dual SU carburetors and mated to a four-speed manual transmission that is fitted with an external overdrive. Putting the power to the ground is a set of 15-inch chrome knock-off wire wheels. Interior features include a heater, an adjustable steering column, and a BMC AM radio. The car was acquired by its current owner in 2002, refinished in 2005, and is now being offered on dealer consignment.

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