The ‘Big Healey’ as it’s known, the Austin-Healey 3000 is the largest of the diminutive sports car line-up from British manufacturer Austin-Healey. A name no longer seen, as is the fate of many small British sports car makers, the 3000 packed, as you may guess, a nearly 3.0-liter engine, and the quintessential open-top motoring experience. This 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk-III comes to you with authenticity documentation, and just 68,490 miles on it.
There’s nothing quite like a classic British sports roadster for your enjoyment in fine weather, top down, rorty exhaust note, and the wind in your face. The polar opposite of the American large car with a big displacement V8, the British roadster relies on small dimensions, light weight, cutesy looks, and an engine that produces just enough power to maintain a sprightly pace on a country road. Sounds interesting? This 1963 Austin-Healey Sprite is an ideal entry point, and it’s a numbers-matching vehicle to boot. This could be your digital detox tool for the weekends, and one to free your spirit.
Austin-Healey was a British automaker established through a partnership with the Austin Motor Company, and Donald Healey Motor Company. This outfit produced quintessential British sports cars in the 1950s and 1960s. Whilst many Austin-Healey models such as the Sprite were dinky little things, the Austin-Healey 3000 was known as the ‘Big Healy’, as it was much larger and more suited for markets such as the US. Produced from 1959 to 1967, the ‘Big Healey’ could be had as a roadster or convertible. What we’ve got here is one of these British gems, a 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 Mk III from Rhode Island with just 54,200 miles under its skin, with a BMIHT certificate to boot. Only 17,712 Mk IIIs were manufactured.
The Healey 3000 is a car of British descent built from 1959 to 1967. Popularly known as the 'Big Healey,' the bodywork is a result of Jensen Motors Craftsmanship that was assembled at BMS's MG Works in Abingdon. The Mark III in particular, made its debut in 1964 with increased power and power-assisted braking as a standard option. Known for their big power, the Big Healey was one of the stars of its time, being one of Austin Healey's most admired and sought-after models. This one-of-a-kind example resides in Pennsylvania with 53,647 miles to its name, waiting for adventures that lie ahead. It features an engine that was restored just a few years ago, added to what was a ground-up restoration with many original parts and even the original documentation intact.