The 3000 Mk III was launched in October 1963, and remained in production until the end of 1967 when production of Austin-Healeys ceased. (One further car was built in March 1968.) Classified as the BJ8, the new model was the most powerful and luxurious of the big Healeys, with a walnut-veneer dash, wind-up windows, and a 150 hp (112 kW) engine. Improvements to the engine included a new camshaft and valve springs, and twin SU 2" HD8 carburetors, together with a new design of exhaust system. Servo-assisted brakes were now fitted as standard. Only 2+2 seat versions were made. Option extras were similar to those offered for the MkII, the main change being that the standard interior trim was now Ambla vinyl, with leather seats being added to the list of options.
In May 1964 the Phase II version of the MkIII was released, which had a modified rear chassis to allow rear ground clearance to be increased, and subsequently, in March 1965 the car also gained separate indicators.17,712 were made.
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bartekp (4746) 2011-06-12 4:27
HI Jean Claude,
Big history, i've seen few in UK but usually in red. Black looks fine too. Very good wide composition.
Have a nice afternoon
eldancer1 (36343) 2011-06-12 13:19
I'll take the car. Very nice capture of this classic with elegant curve lines. Great pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
dkmurphys (62159) 2011-06-13 0:42
Hi Jean Claude,
A beautiy on the street. Well catch detail, very attractive subject. Good work, have a nice day.
macondo (19772) 2011-06-13 4:10
Hi Jean Claude.
I must say I'm always easy to tempt with a photo of an Austin Healey. I love them. But good restored ones are very expensive here. I took a shot of one in Domme, France, if you're interested in having a look amongst my French photos. It's not as striking as this one which almost sticks out of the photo. Lovely and shiny thing. I like your note. There's no doubt, this is an absolutely classic car. The English had difficulty making reliable cars, but they certainly knew how to make beautiful ones.
jaywalker (16105) 2011-06-16 11:28
Hi Jean Claude, I love classic cars & this is a beauty, also I love close ups when taken well & that is to tell you I like this photo, kind regards Wilson.
- Copyright: Jean Claude Dresch (claudeD) (40403)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-02
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 7 D, Canon 10-22 EF-S f/3.5-4.5 USM
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-11 12:31