[Healeys] 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK 111 for Auction - Plus Other Classics
Patrick & Caroline Quinn
p_cquinn at tpg.com.au
Sat Nov 25 03:55:45 MST 2017
I had a close look at this car last Tuesday and it is indeed a nicely finished BJ8. Certainly not concours, but still a very nice car. It’s finished in a very bright white which is erroneously labelled as “Ivory White” which according to all the reference material was actually Old English White. It’s a matter of taste but I think the car has too much bling in that the chrome plated 72 spoke wires just doesn’t look right with the bright white. The chrome plated heater return pipe, bonnet/boot props and battery master switch bracket certainly sets the car off.
There was also a problem with the Heritage Certificate as after I was presented with a copy a simple check showed that it was for a different car. Now that sent the auction house into a real tizz.
Just two weeks back an early ’65 BJ8 was sold by the same auction house in Sydney for Aus$65K. It was finished in the correct OEW and really sold at a good price despite someone in the car’s past had fitted it with the extra sidelights. Selling alongside was a lovely 100 BN1 that sold for Aus$72K, but with its chromed grille and windscreen uprights it’s ‘bling’ level was high.
Blue Mountains, Australia
From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of gmolony1 at bigpond.com
Sent: Saturday, 25 November 2017 11:12 AM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK 111 for Auction - Plus Other Classics
Good afternoon /good morning guys
As you have been talking about prices of Healey Sales on Wheeler Dealers ( Healey episode not yet shown here
in Aust ) thought you might be interested in an Auction coming up here in Melbourne at 7.00 pm Monday evening
our.time featuring a nice looking 1967 3000 MK 111 (BJ8) and a number of other British and American Classics
We are 19 hours ahead of the West Coast time zone and 16 hours ahead of the East Coast Time zone it’s close
to 11.00 am Saturday here as I type this
The Healey features at LOT 32 and has an indicated price range of $ Aust $74,000 to $ 82,000 roughly $US $56400
to $ 62,450 . Unfortunately the $ Australian dollar is only worth about $ 0.76 US at the moment
Transportation and import costs for us here down under for a vehicle are about $ Aust $3000 or $US $2300
You will note that a lot of the US Classics are still Left Hand Drive so no conversion problems
The auction company is Shannons and the Catalogue can be viewed at ;
Upcoming Car Auctions - Auto Auctions- Melbourne
Hope this makes it through NFI
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