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Finding history on 1964 mark 1 Austin healey 3000

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Luce1308 Lucy Edwards
Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK   GBR
I need to find out what colour the car was originally and any other history that can be found out , I have chassis number, ref and engine number , can anyone help or know anyone that can help

Help much appreciated

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layaj2 Andy Lay
Bisley, Surrey, UK   GBR
Hi Lucy

This should help

as long as you have the VIN/chassis number etc they will provide a certificate which will tell date of build, despatch, exterior/interior colour along with original equipment ordered such as wire wheel, overdrive and the like


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rusty1c Peter D
Antioch, CA, USA   USA
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 "RUBY"
1963 Chevrolet C10 "Rusty"
Hello Lucy,
Just a quick note to let you know that the Austin Healey MK 1 was produced up until 1961. If yours is truly a 1964 then It has to be a MK-3 BJ8.
Here is a website that will help with th identification process.

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RAC68 Raymond Carbone
NJ, Jersey Shore, USA   USA
Hi Lucy

Peter is correct. If the Healey was released from manufacturing and registered in early 1964 then it is most probably an Austin Healey Mark 3 (BJ8) Phase 1 and one of only 1300 built. As Andy provided, the documentation you will receive from the British Motor Museum will be the results of a manufacturing document search and tell you the options, color, and completion date of your car. If your car is a left hand drive car, it will most likely have been shipped to the USA for sale and later returned to Europe as the result of a resale. If this is the case, Steve Byers (US BJ8 Registry - could also have some information on your car.

Good luck,

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