RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner this rare black Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III (BJ8 Phase 2) 'GJW 392C’ ...


RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner

this rare black Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III Convertible (BJ8 Phase 2) 'GJW 392C’...

With the present Healey enthusiast owner for just over 10 years, GJW is an original Home Market BJ8 in very rare black paint and is a Big Healey that has been driven and enjoyed with several trips over to the Le Mans Classic as well as plenty of UK-based driving.

Heritage Certificate production details:
Chassis No: H-BJ8/33126
Engine No: 29K-RU-H/7914
Body No: 78083
RHD, Home Market
Colour: Exterior Black, Red Trim, Black Hood
Build Date: 28-30 September 1965
Dispatched to: Clarkes Clarke and Son Ltd, Wolverhampton

Two good history files, including:
Green logbook
MoT certificates & tax discs
Previous owner details (understood to be few owners and no gaps in ownership)
Invoices (from 2001, previous owner deceased), noting:

  • Michelin XAS 180HR15 x4 in March 2015
  • Nearside bodywork repairs (doorskin, NSR quarter panel, end of sill)
  • Gearbox and overdrive overhaul (Aug 14)
  • New interior carpets/trim (Apr 13)
  • Dynamo & steering idler
  • Offside bodywork repairs (OSR quarter panel, OSR sill, door aperture)
  • Windscreen replacement (2011)
  • Wind deflector fitted
  • Chrome wire wheel conversion
  • Chrome boot luggage rack
  • Seats re-trimmed, new mohair hood
  • Kenlowe electric fan
  • Stainless steel exhaust
  • 2 sets of keys
  • MoT test to September 1st 2015
  • Factory workshop & Haynes manuals, box of spares

A rare car, one of only 310 RHD Home Market cars produced in 1965 and one of very few produced in black paint – some 6 or so only understood to have been produced.

GJW is a well sorted, strong driving car with good interior, trim and weather equipment. The bodywork appears in good condition with no evidence of corrosion and good ‘patinated’ paintwork – but equally not so good to be unduly concerned about using and enjoying her!

There is much to commend this Big Healey - it is a matching numbers car, an end-of-line Phase 2 BJ8 with the better ground clearance, stronger engine and more refined cockpit and accompanied by plenty of history. Use and enjoy as-is or improve still further – your choice!

Price: SOLD

Please contact Mark Knight for further details or to arrange a viewing and test drive: 07791 417256 or