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1968 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III Convertible : Classic Cars

Introduced in 1959, the Austin Healey 3000 derived from the original 100 Six, with a larger engine and better brakes. The 3000 reached its final configuration in the Mark III version, a 2+2 convertible with a 2.9-liter 148hp inline 6. One of the most beautiful sports cars ever to come from the British industry, the “Big Healey” was a tough, durable roadster ultimately capable of 120 mph, with clean, curvaceous styling that has held up extremely well, the passing years having bestowed upon it a strong vintage élan.

A perpetual sales success, by 1967 new emissions controls in North America were affecting the Mark III’s viability, and the very last car, the one offered here, was built at the beginning of 1968 before production ceased altogether.

As the very last of its lineage, it is quite gratifying to discover this lovely Healey in such wonderful form. The car has been exceptionally well cared for and appears as new, appropriately finished in British Racing Green with a Black interior and Black soft top. With pristine bodywork and paint, spotless chromed wire wheels, a gleaming engine and superb cockpit, the entire car shows extremely well and is completely ready for the open road.

According to factory records, HBJ8U / 43007-G was shipped from the factory in the UK to Charleston, South Carolina on January 16, 1968. Austin Healey BJ-8 Registrar Steve Buyers states “43007 can legitimately lay claim to be the last BJ-8 sent to the USA”!

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Sources : 1968 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III Convertible Photo | 1968 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III Convertible Article


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