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Post Icon Posted: Nov 25th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

I just bought this 3000 and know nothing about them....it appears to be numbers matching, it runs/drives, has alot of floor pan rust and is painted a different color...is this worth restoring and how do I tell what BN type it is..any idea on value...Sorry for all the questions but I am only familiar with Bugeye's...Thank you for any advise...Tom

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Post Icon Posted: Nov 26th, 2011 at 12:10 am

Welcome on this beautyfull forum. Take your time to read older posts, the wanted information is all there.

Soms pictures would help determine what type of car you have
Restoring won't make you a rich man. But its sure worth the effort

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Post Icon Posted: Nov 26th, 2011 at 04:49 pm

If it's a MkIII that you have then it is a BJ8, of which there are a few variants, the most significant of which is Phase 1 and Phase 2 cars. The latter have a curved section in the rear of the chassis rails to clear the rear axle to give improved ground clearance. Later on they also added separate indicators (around March 65). Your car being a '67 means it is near the end of production so it will have all of the above 'improvements'.
Where in the world are you, is your car RHD or LHD? As above, add some pictures of your car and we can give more info and opinions, rusty floors aren't going to massively devalue your car, but chassis and structural rust is more of an issue.
If you can't post photos then feel free to email them to me and I will post them up for you, my email address is dave@austinhealey3000.co.uk :O)

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Post Icon Posted: Nov 26th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Thank you for the information. I am located in St. Louis, Missouri US....I have a couple "Bugeye's" (recently sold one and having some fun with the other one) but a couple of days ago purchased a 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK3 BJ8 (to the best of my knowledge). The vin has BJ8L within it. The car starts right up and the body is pretty solid. The motor appears to be unaltered and the motor compartment is in great shape. The floor pans are terrible and there is rust on the undercarriage. I have been unable to post pics...not sure how, must be doing something wrong. I am trying to figure out what such a car could possibly be worth after a frame off restoration. At least a ballpark. I have attached some pics.

Thank you for your help

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Post Icon Posted: Nov 27th, 2011 at 08:05 am

In the colonies, I use the NADA guide as a first pass valuation, and then also buy a copy of Old Car Price Guide as an update.

http://www.nadaguides.com/Classic-Cars/1967/Austin-Healey/3000-Mark-III/2-Door-Convertible-Phase-II/Values

http://www.krausebooks.com/product/old-cars-price-guide-magazine-one-year-subscription-us/magazine-subscriptions

Plus, if you are not in a hurry, it pays to find and watch several similar vehicles listed for sale and watch what they actually sell for.

http://www.autotraderclassics.com/find/vehicle/vehicleSearchResults.xhtml?utm_source=nada&utm_medium=links&utm_content=nada8&utm_campaign=partnership+links&make=AUSTIN-HEALEY&address=46038&startYear=1967&endYear=1967
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 27th, 2011 at 04:14 pm

Thomas, here are the pics you emailed over to me:









I think values vary massively depending on a lot of factors, I have seen apparently concours cars for sale at shows for prices up to £80,000, but more typically around the £40,000-50,000 mark, I think a good quality runner is around the £25,000-30,000 price but opinions may vary, as may valuations in the US vs the UK.
In my personal opinion, to achieve true concours condition doesn't come down to how much money you throw at a car (although that helps) but more to how much time you can dedicate to making sure that every detail is correct.
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Post Icon Posted: Nov 27th, 2011 at 08:56 pm

You are so right on the "detail" theory. I enjoy participating in my rebuilds/restorations but am limited. I thing do to the rust on the undercarriage that I might pass this project on via ebay..
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