Stunning conditionMeticulous cosmetic restorationRare & desirable 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Phase II RoadsterOne of only 3,828 builtTasteful upgrades including cruise control and alternator (original generator included)Stunning factory correct color combinationOptions Include:Leather InteriorChrome Wire WheelsLecarra Wood Rimmed Steering WheelOverdriveFull Tonneau CoverHeaterCruise ControlBadge Bar With Royal Auto Club Badge And Lucas Fog LightsDocumentation includes restoration photo album, thor hammer, wheel wrench, invoices, British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, original components and more!Recently servicedPerforms wonderfullyGreat for a long distance rally or tourThe perfect Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III to drive and enjoy!The 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Phase II Roadster featured here is finishing in the stunning color combination of Colorado Red over a black leather interior and matching black folding convertible top. This particular example reportedly came out of Colorado and was extensively cosmetically restored about 10 years ago and the work is documented by an accompanying photo album. Several tasteful upgrades were installed including cruise control, a modern stereo and an alternator which make this Austin-Healey the perfect candidate for a vintage rally or long distance tour. With stunning appearance, tasteful upgrades as well as desirable options such as overdrive, chrome wire wheels and Lucas fog lights, this Austin-Healey is sure to bring years of enjoyment to its next caretaker. We are proud to offer this 3000 Mark III Phase II Roadster to the most astute investor, collector or enthusiast who appreciates the appeal of this proper British sports car. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Trades welcome. Financing available. Buy with confidence. HISTORY OF THE AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK III PHASE II ROADSTERThe Austin-Healey was born from the Healey Hundred, first shown at the 1952 Earls Court Motor Show. British Motor Industry legend Sir Leonard Lord, soon convinced Healey that Austin should build the car and thus the Austin-Healey 100 was born. The Austin-Healey's design and appeal as a true British Sports Car resulted in strong sales across the globe in the late 1950's and early 60's. Over time the design and drivetrain matured to the 6-cylinder Austin-Healey 3000, which was powered by a larger engine and featured a more comfortable interior, improved braking, and suspension. The pinnacle of the Healey 3000 was introduced in February 1964 in the form of the 3000 Mark III (BJ8). The Mark III featured a 150 horsepower engine with a new camshaft design in addition to larger carburetors with improved flow. The Austin-Healey 3000 is the last of the great "big Healeys" and is considered by many enthusiasts to be the best performing Austin-Healey ever built.Please visit www.schmitt.com to view our full inventory.
Heres an ultra cool and well-preserved example of vintage British automotive artistry. This 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 has only logged just a bit over 58,000 miles in its considerable lifetime and has reaped all the benefits of a thorough restoration both inside and out. Its an exceptional classic sports car and it comes with a binder full of documents that includes restoration photos and build receipts to provide the narrative of its transformation. There were no shortcuts taken in bringing out the best in this car. The British Racing Green draped over its exterior is accented by white running the lengths of its sides and looks absolutely killer, with a great shine and a mirror like reflection. This 3000 has a very distinctive look - its a bit more substantial in width than some of its counterparts and carries an outstanding profile with graceful, sweeping lines. From the headlights with their protective covers that sit over a pair of fog lights and a clean straight bumper up front, to the luggage rack securely mounted on the decklid, the assembly of chrome on board is looking very strong. Take your place inside the cockpit and youll find yourself surrounded by clear glass, and a black cloth convertible top rests under its tonneau cover to rise up for protection when called upon. The black interior has been very skillfully restored and features a collection of new components, including the door panels, carpeting, a very sharp woodgrain steering wheel and a pair of leather bucket seats that offer very nice support and plenty of comfort. The dash pad running the width of the interior has a fresh, supple look to it while below, the burlwood grain panel carries a collection of clear, functional gauges, as well as a retro-style AM/FM radio to send quality sound through the pair of seamlessly mounted speakers in the doors - one of the few deviations from a stock look, and a well executed one at that. The trunk area is also in very solid shape, with a full size spare resting on its floor and the battery securely mounted to one side. The 177 cubic inch inline 6 standing by under the hood received some special engineering attention the year before this 65 rolled out, equipping it with a higher lift camshaft and a pair of SU carbs to produce a full 150hp - plenty to propel a car with a curb weight of around 2500 lbs. with authority. It sits with a surprising amount of working room surrounding it in an engine compartment that, like everything else on this car, is worthy of display at a museum. Just behind it is a 4-speed manual transmission thats also in top form - the entire drivetrain received a very thorough going over not long ago - and whose electric overdrive gear comes in handy for low revs at highway speeds. Unlike many of its similarly proportioned European counterparts, this 3000 features power steering, and it strikes a great balance -making for nice, easy navigation while providing plenty of feedback to keep the driver involved. The front disc brakes have been cross drilled and slotted, so repeated stops and starts arent going to diminish braking ability. A set of 15 spoked wheels complete this ultra-sharp roadsters vintage look. Below, the undercarriage looks great and from this perspective you can see the bracing Austin Healey employed to maximize rigidity. If youre looking for a truly well-engineered and skillfully restored vintage sports car, this 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 is the one for you. Call today!