[Healeys] BJ8 at RM Hershey auction

BJ8Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Mon Oct 15 04:54:09 MDT 2018

"Champagne" was not an original color, but Metallic Golden Beige was.  It seems that some high-dollar restorers are very partial to gold on BJ8s and it has become the new "Re-sale Red". 
This car has a replacement VIN plate that is rather crudely stamped.  I've seen beautifully restored BJ8s that turn out to have replacement VIN plates, body plates from other cars, engines from a second, and a third number stamped on the shock tower.  Just because they are beautiful doesn't guarantee their integrity.

Steve Byers
BJ8 Registry
AHCA Delegate at Large
Havelock, NC  

-----Original Message-----
From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Bob Spidell
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2018 12:44 PM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] BJ8 at RM Hershey auction

Not MGB, but 'champagne.'  Was that an original color?  This one came 
from the factory in white; maybe that's why it didn't sell?

Not the best seat upholstery I've seen, and is the shift lever bent, or 
is it an illusion?  And the fluid reservoir spoils an otherwise nice 
engine bay presentation.  Nice car, nonetheless.


On 10/14/2018 8:17 AM, Charlie Baldwin wrote:
> Here is a Metallic Golden Beige BJ8 that was in the auction, but 
> apparently didn't make reserve.  I think the hammer price was 
> $67,500.  Comments anyone?  Steve Byers, is this one in your register?
> https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf18/hershey/lots/r0137-1965-austin-healey-3000-mk-iii-bj8/721386 

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