1965 Austin Healey 3000 MK III BJ8 Phase II Roadster
By 1965, the venerable Austin-Healey Roadster, one of the most celebrated Sports Cars of all time, had entered its final stage of development, marked by the introduction of the 3000 BJ8 "Phase II" model. It was the most sophisticated, comfortable iteration of a car first introduced more than a decade earlier. And, with a true 120mph top speed, it also was the fastest production Healey ever.
The "Phase II" cars distinguished themselves by being more supple in the handling department, the rear axle now being located by radius arms, the suspension allowing for a bit more travel. Externally, the "Phase II" cars are easily recognizable by the pair of larger light and signal lenses at each corner.
For discriminating collectors worldwide, the last of the 'Big Healeys' holds a very special appeal. Finely restored examples command prices between $75,000.00 and 125,000.00; earlier this year, a freshly assembled 3000 BJ8 was sold at Barrett-Jackson for $132,000.00!
The BJ8 Phase II Healey is in a league with Jaguar's XK-E and Mercedes' Pagoda SL, performance-wise. It is the epitome of the "hairy-chested" British Roadster. To find a perfect example is becoming harder every day, since only 17,704 Mark IIIs were built, not all of them Phase IIs.
The car for auction here was completely disassembled and a two-year, nut-and-bolt, no-expenses-spared restoration was performed by one of the Southland's foremost British car experts. The car's chassis was thoroughly stripped, then blasted; absolutely every surface was powdercoated, chromed, plated, or painted. A new, correct wiring harness was installed.
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Source: California Classix
Long Beach, CA, U.S.A.
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Posted: 12 May 2006
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