Tuesday, October 15, 2013

1963 Austin Healey 3000 MKII BJ7 Convertible

Austin-Healey, One of the most successful rally cars of the 1960's


 

The MKII was the first Healey to have a permanently fixed convertible top, a curved wraparound windshield and pivoting wind windows. Just over 6,000 were built before production of the MKIII 3000 began.

In 2007, one was sold for $49,500 at RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $60,000 - $70,000. What was missing for it to not hit the estimated amount? Over $65,000 had gone into restoration and it has been the recipient of many awards throughout the years. In 2008, it went for $62,700.

Personally, if the Healey was being sold for $49,500, then you should be getting...

Newly rebuilt:

  • Carburetors
  • Engine and Steering Gear Box
  • Paint
  • Transmission
As well as:

  • A vehicle that can produce around 140hp
  • 4 speed manual transmission with overdrive
  • Owned and maintained (with extreme care) by the previous owner. 
To some, that might be asking for a lot, but one is out there- I know it!


Look for a number of these vehicle in the upcoming auction, Barnett-Jackson January 12-19, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ. Let's see how much these go for...