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1965 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8 Rebuilt Engine New Convertible Top Fresh Interior We offer for sale a beautiful driving 1965 Austin Healey BJ8. Since this is a garaged west coast car, this it has a wonderful body and great original rust-free chassis. It has benefited from loving, long-term ownership and was always maintained by Austin Healey specialists. It shows and drives exceptionally well due to great mechanical care. This car has a rebuilt engine and is upgraded to a 5 speed transmission for smooth shifting and relaxed, quiet highway cruising. The entire front suspension has also been freshly rebuilt including all bushes and new kingpins fitted. Because it is also fitted with new chrome wire wheels it has wonderfully smooth road manners as well. This car is ready to drive and enjoy. If you purchase the car and would like, we could keep the car here so you could fly in and participate in the national Austin Healey Rendezvous which is scheduled for Eugene June 28th-July 2 2010. Paint & Body Body is finished in the original Healey Blue. All body panels look to be original and only repairs are the typical lower rear fender doglegs. Single repaint over excellent body panels, it is done to a driver level quality that presents well with nice depth and gloss and only a few minor chips from car being driven and enjoyed. Entire chassis is very straight, rust and damage free. Car retains original floors and they are excellent. Hood, door, and trunk gaps are very good and no signs of any major accident damage ever. Even the hard to repair aluminum panels are in very good condition. Car rides on a set of Dayton 72 spoke chrome wire wheels with stainless spokes. Car presents well and retains solid driving due to great body and chassis integrity. Chrome is all in good condition and complements the paint. Trunk finished with the proper hardura material. There is a tonneau and top boot included with the car Click images to enlarge Click images to enlarge Interior Fronts seat are well fitted and properly padded in blue leather. All interior is fresh and new including carpets. Dash wood adds elegance to these BJ8 Healeys and is a beautiful burled walnut with chrome finishers. The top is a new dark blue vinyl as original. This is an attractive and inviting interior. A later radio has been neatly fitted along with a large trunk mounted amplifier. Click images to enlarge Click images to enlarge Convertible Top Click images to enlarge Tires & Wheels Click images to enlarge Engine Engine was professionally rebuilt approximately 10,000 miles ago or less. A mild performance cam upgrade makes great power and torque yet idles reasonable and revs quick and smoothly. At the time of the engine rebuild, the transmission was upgraded to a Smitty 5 speed conversion. The Smitty kit allows the installation of a smooth shifting, strong and reliable, Toyota 5-speed. Thefront suspension has just recently been removed and all components have been cleaned, refinished, rebushed, and/or replaced with new parts. This makes for a perfect driving and handling Healey. Brakes are excellent and stop car straight and true. Car is ready to drive and enjoy. Click images to enlarge The Bottom Side Click images to enlarge Summation A very smooth and cohesive car to drive. The 3 liter engine makes more power than most and the car is easy to drive and operate with the transmission upgrade. The suspension works well front and rear, and smoothly absorbs all but the harshest bumps. Steering and braking is accurate and as a new Healey would have been. With the BJ8 series, the passengers are provided with the benefits of roll up windows, an easy to operate top, and a more luxurious interior. Great sportscar for long distance touring. Solid driver BJ8 Austin Healeys are hard to find this nice and sorted. Since the car has been used, maintained, and driven it is well sorted and better than a lot of fresh restorations mechanically. This big Austin Healey provides great visuals without the mechanical complications of a Jaguar. They are and will always be sought after by people who like to drive and are a great addition to anyone’s garage. Click images to enlarge Another fine offering from Sports Car Shop 288 West 6th Avenue Eugene, Oregon 97401 541.683.6101 www.sportscarshop.com Your bid is a contract to purchase this vehicle. The down payment we require represents your commitment to purchase the vehicle. Changing your mind will not void this commitment. ** INTERNATIONAL SALES QUALIFIED ** We are experienced with assisting in Overseas shipments and would be pleased to suggest a transporter and broker to assist you. We will be more than happy to answer your questions. This car is available locally, we reserve the right to close the auction early for local purchase, please e-mail or call USA 541.683.6101 Monday – Friday between 8 am and 5:30 pm PST Inspection – We encourage you or an agent to inspect this car and we will make all efforts to accommodate that process. This vehicle is being sold “as is” and it is the buyers complete obligation. We do not offer warranties on this vehicle unless contracted to do so. Payment – A non-refundable deposit of $1000 is due within 48 hours of the auction close and the balance within 7 days of the auctions end. Buyer is responsible for all financing arrangements. All title and paperwork will be completed within 48 hours of receipt of cashiers check or bank wire transfer. Costs associated with express shipment of documents will be responsibility of the buyer. Shipping – Buyer is to arrange and pay for all shipping costs. We can assist in the coordination of transport pickup. The car is to be picked up within 30 days. Additional storage charges will be made after 30 days. Warranty – All vehicles are sold on an “as is” basis. No warranty is expressed or implied. Some vehicle information may be unintentionally missing or inaccurate. The actual mileage of the vehicle is not known. The vehicle description may contain statements of opinion that should not be relied upon as facts. Before concluding a purchase, the buyer is advised to have the vehicle inspected by an expert, and to have a vehicle data check carried out in order to provide details of the vehicle’s history. As with all our cars you will be buying an accurately described and well prepared car for your enjoyment. We have been restoring and re-commissioning British and Sports cars coming up on 30 years. We do this because we get to make a living doing what we love and it shows in what we produce. We are serious about our cars and serious about bidding. Please do not bid unless you intend to buy. 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