Austin Healey 3000 MKIII phase 2 1966

Austin Healey 3000 MKIII phase 2 1966

This Austin Healey was imported from the United States in 2007.
The car was in an excellent condition, having been cherished for nearly 25 years by the same owner in California, a region where the climate is particularly propitious for vehicle conservation.

Its new owner, a Belgian, enjoyed driving it for a couple of years before deciding to have the car completely restored by a specialist of the brand in Belgium. The restoration, which required a complete disassembly of the car down to the bare chassis, took 28 months and was completed in 2016. This restoration was carried out without any cost limitation and many improvements were also made to the car. The list of parts that were replaced by new or refurbished parts difficultly fits on to 3 A4 pages. One of the most pleasant mechanical improvements is the installation of a new 5-speed gearbox, which significantly improves the driving experience of this Healey. The 150 hp 6-cylinder engine, the transmission and the suspension have been completely revised.

The aesthetic aspect has not been forgotten either and even if the original « English Green » colour of the bodywork has been preserved, the black imitation leather seats have been beautifully reupholstered with a very nice green leather. As for the soft top, it has been remade to measure in a superb green Mohair, a colour that suits the car particularly well. The details of the finishes, such as those of the dashboard as well as those of the rear trunk cover, are of a very high standard and exceed the quality of what was originally available when the car first left the factory.

A restoration dossier with 800 photos of the process is available.

This superb car has « matching numbers » and « matching colours », particularities which are confirmed and attested by its British Heritage Certificate. Of all the versions of the Austin Healey that were designed and manufactured, the BJ8 Phase 2 is the last one and is one of the most desirable and sought-after models.

Austin Healey 3000 MKIII phase 2 1966

This Austin Healey was imported from the United States in 2007.
The car was in an excellent condition, having been cherished for nearly 25 years by the same owner in California, a region where the climate is particularly propitious for vehicle conservation.

Its new owner, a Belgian, enjoyed driving it for a couple of years before deciding to have the car completely restored by a specialist of the brand in Belgium. The restoration, which required a complete disassembly of the car down to the bare chassis, took 28 months and was completed in 2016. This restoration was carried out without any cost limitation and many improvements were also made to the car. The list of parts that were replaced by new or refurbished parts difficultly fits on to 3 A4 pages. One of the most pleasant mechanical improvements is the installation of a new 5-speed gearbox, which significantly improves the driving experience of this Healey. The 150 hp 6-cylinder engine, the transmission and the suspension have been completely revised.

The aesthetic aspect has not been forgotten either and even if the original « English Green » colour of the bodywork has been preserved, the black imitation leather seats have been beautifully reupholstered with a very nice green leather. As for the soft top, it has been remade to measure in a superb green Mohair, a colour that suits the car particularly well. The details of the finishes, such as those of the dashboard as well as those of the rear trunk cover, are of a very high standard and exceed the quality of what was originally available when the car first left the factory.

A restoration dossier with 800 photos of the process is available.

This superb car has « matching numbers » and « matching colours », particularities which are confirmed and attested by its British Heritage Certificate. Of all the versions of the Austin Healey that were designed and manufactured, the BJ8 Phase 2 is the last one and is one of the most desirable and sought-after models.