Years of Manufacture: 1963 - 1968

Number Produced: 17,712

Chassis Number Range: 25,315 - 43,026

Designer: Donald Healey

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Austin Healey BJ8 (3000 MK3) Original Colours

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Please note that there were production inconsistencies during this period, so colours should be chosen on individual basis.

PAINT COLOUR INTERIOR TRIM COLOUR OPTIONS
Black Red
Ivory White Red, Black
Colorado Red Red, Grey**, Black
Healey Blue Blue
Florida Green Grey**
British Racing Green Black
Metallic Golden Beige Red, Black
Ivory White / Black Red, Black
Colorado Red / Black Red, Grey**, Black
Black / Colorado Red Red
Healey Blue / Ivory White Blue
Florida Green / Ivory White Grey**

**Please note that the colour Austin Healey called “Grey” is actually an Off White / Doeskin shade with a hint of Grey**

Piping –

Vinyl / Ambla Seat Covers featured Piping that was Black/Silver Chrome in colour. Note this often turns a golden yellow after long exposure to the sun.

Leather-Faced & Full Leather Seat Covers featured self coloured piping, the same as the main trim colour.

Information from: Clausager, A. (1990) Original Austin Healey – The Restorer’s Guide to 100, 100-Six and 3000 – Bay View Books Ltd.


Austin Healey 3000 (MKIII) BJ8 Original Colours supplied by John Skinner Ltd:

Colour names refer to internal John Skinner Ltd colour names, not the names Austin-Healey originally used for these colours.

Please request a sample for final colour confirmation as these images may be misleading.

Austin Healey BJ8 Trim Panels

Trim Panel Kit

BJ8 Trim Panel Kit

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Materials: Leather, Vinyl, Hardboard, Metal

  • This kit includes all the main panels and re-trim kits for the Austin Healey 3000 (MK3) BJ8. Includes items 01 to 08 listed below.

Door Panels: Main

BJ8 Door Panels: Main

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Materials: Leather, Vinyl, Hardboard, Foam, Metal

  • Material covered Hardboard + 3mm Foam Door Panels.
  • Includes fully trimmed metalwork on the front edge of the Door Panel.
  • Includes pre-cut holes for fixings.

Door Top Re-Trim Kit

BJ8 Door Top Re-Trim Kit

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Materials: Leather, Vinyl, Foam

  • Pre-cut loose Vinyl & 3mm Foam for re-trimming your Door Top area.
  • Please note that these parts were originally supplied in Black for the BJ8 model.

Footwell Panels

BJ8 Footwell Panels

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Materials: Leather, Vinyl, Hardboard, Foam

  • Material covered Hardboard +3mm Foam A Post Footwell Panels.
  • Includes pre-cut holes for fixings.

Quarter Panels (Phase 1)

BJ8 Quarter Panels (Phase 1)

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Materials: Leather, Vinyl, Hardboard, Metal

  • Material covered Hardboard + 3mm Foam Quarter / Wheelarch Cover Panels.
  • Includes High Frequency Embossed “Square” Weld Pattern “As Original” (Vinyl only).
  • Includes fully trimmed metalwork on the front edge.
  • Includes pre-cut holes for fixings.
  • Suitable for the BJ8 (3000 MK3) Phase 1 model, before chassis number 26,704.

Quarter Panels (Phase 2)

BJ8 Quarter Panels (Phase 2)

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Materials: Leather, Vinyl, Hardboard, Foam, Metal

  • Material covered Hardboard + 3mm Foam Quarter / Wheelarch Cover Panels.
  • Includes High Frequency Embossed “Square” Weld Pattern “As Original” (Vinyl only).
  • Includes fully trimmed metalwork on the front edge.
  • Includes pre-cut holes for fixings.
  • Suitable for the BJ8 (3000 MK3) Phase 2 model, after chassis number 26,705+.

Dash Top Re-Trim Kit

BJ8 Dash Top Re-Trim Kit

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Materials: Leather, Vinyl

  • Pre-cut loose materials & 3mm Foam for re-trimming your Dash Top area.
  • Please note that these parts were originally supplied in Black.

Dash Board Facia Re-Trim Kit

BJ8 Dash Board Facia Re-Trim Kit

Illustration Reference: 02

Materials: Leather, Vinyl

  • Pre-cut loose materials for re-trimming your Dash Facia Panel area.

Centre Console Re-Trim Kit

BJ8 Centre Console Re-Trim Kit

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Materials: Leather, Vinyl, Foam

  • Pre-cut loose & sewn materials for re-trimming your Centre Console area.
  • Includes 3mm foam for padding out Gearbox Sides & Top.
  • Includes Piping section for filling in slot around Radio Panel.

Dash Top Panel

BJ8 Dash Top Panel

Illustration Reference: 15

Materials: Leather, Vinyl, Foam, Metal, Plywood, Rubber

  • Pre-cut & Trimmed materials on new Plywood base for the Dash Top area.
  • Please note that these parts were originally supplied in Black.

Glove Box

BJ8 Glove Box

Illustration Reference: 16

Materials: Millboard

  • Fully Trimmed Millboard Glove Box.

Trim Panel Fixing Kit

BJ8 Trim Panel Fixing Kit

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Materials: Metal

  • Fixing Clips used to attach your main Trim Panels to the bodywork of your car.

Austin Healey BJ8 Seat Covers & Hardware

Front Seat Cover Kit

BJ8 Front Seat Cover Kit

Illustration Reference: 10

Materials: Leather, Vinyl

  • Fully Sewn material covers for Re-Trimming the Front Seat Cushions and Backrests.
  • Vinyl / Ambla covers include the “As Original” Square Weld Pattern on the Pleated Panels, and the Black/Chrome Silver Piping on Outer edges “As Original”.
  • Includes loose material for the Seat Frame Surrounds, and the Seat Mechanism “Gloves”.

Front Seat Foam Paddings

BJ8 Front Seat Foam Paddings

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Materials: Foam

  • Moulded Foam for the Front Seat Cushions and Backrests.

Front Seat Cushion Pans

BJ8 Front Seat Cushion Pans

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Materials: Metal

  • Metalwork for the Front Seat Cushion Pan.

Front Seat Locating Frames

BJ8 Front Seat Locating Frames

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Materials: Metal

  • Metal Locating Frames for the Front Seat Cushion Pans.

Front Seat Backrest Frame

BJ8 Front Seat Backrest Frame

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Materials: Metal

  • Metal Frame work for the Front Seat Backrests.

Front Seat Tacking Strips

BJ8 Front Seat Tacking Strips

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Materials: Plywood

  • Pre-cut Plywood kit, used in “tacking” your Seat Covers to your Seat Frame.

Cushion Armrest Kit (Phase 1)

BJ8 Cushion Armrest Kit (Phase 1)

Illustration Reference: 12

Materials: Leather, Vinyl, Foam

  • Fully Sewn Leather & Vinyl Materials for Re-Trimming the Centre Cushion Armrest section.
  • Includes 1″ Foam Inner Padding, and scrim for attaching to the carpet.
  • Suitable for the BJ8 (3000 MK3) Phase 1 model, before chassis number 26,704.

Cushion Armrest Kit (Phase 2)

BJ8 Cushion Armrest Kit (Phase 2)

Illustration Reference: 12

Materials: Leather, Vinyl, Foam

  • Fully Sewn Leather & Vinyl Materials for Re-Trimming the Centre Cushion Armrest section.
  • Includes 2″ Foam Inner Padding, and scrim for attaching to the carpet.
  • Suitable for the BJ8 (3000 MK3) Phase 2 model, after chassis number 26,705+.

Rear Seat Cover Kit

BJ8 Rear Seat Cover Kit

Illustration Reference: 11

Materials: Leather, Vinyl, Wool, Nylon, Foam, Karvel

  • Fully Sewn material covers for Re-Trimming the Rear Seat Cushion “D’s” and Backrests / Rear Fold Down Shelf Area.
  • Vinyl / Ambla covers include the “As Original” Square Weld Pattern on the Pleated Panels, and the Black/Chrome Silver Piping on Outer edges “As Original”.
  • Includes loose material & Foam for the Seat Cushion Frame Surround, and the Rear Backrest Fold Down Shelf area, including Carpet Section.

Rear Seat Backrest Woodwork

BJ8 Rear Seat Backrest Woodwork

Illustration Reference: 16

Materials: Plywood

  • Pre-cut Plywood for the Rear Seat Backrest.

Rear Seat Cushion Pans

BJ8 Rear Seat Cushion Pans

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Materials: Metal

  • Rear Seat Cushion Metal Pans.

Seat Wadding Kit

BJ8 Seat Wadding Kit

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Materials: Foam

  • Used to “pad out” small areas of the Seat Covers that the Foams cannot fill, for best results.

Seat Clips

BJ8 Seat Clips

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Materials: Metal

  • “U” Shaped Black Seat Clips, to help Re-Trimming your Seat Covers.

Austin Healey BJ8 Carpets & Flooring

Carpet Set (Phase 1)

BJ8 Carpet Set (Phase 1)

Illustration Reference: 13

Materials: Vinyl, Wool, Nylon

  • Pre-cut, and edged with Binding, Carpet pieces for the main cockpit of your car.
  • Binding / Edging to original specification.
  • Suitable for the BJ8 (3000 MK3) Phase 1 model, before chassis number 26,704.
  • Includes “Austin of England” Heelpads on both the Front Floor carpets.

Carpet Set (Phase 2)

BJ8 Carpet Set (Phase 2)

Illustration Reference: 13

Materials: Vinyl, Wool, Nylon

  • Pre-cut, and edged with Binding, Carpet pieces for the main cockpit of your car.
  • Binding / Edging to original specification.
  • Suitable for the BJ8 (3000 MK3) Phase 2 model, after chassis number 26,705+.
  • Includes “Austin of England” Heelpads on both the Front Floor carpets.

Underfelt Kit

BJ8 Underfelt Kit

Illustration Reference: 13

Materials: Felt

  • Pre-cut Felt Sound Proofing for under the carpets.

Boot Liner Re-Trim Kit

BJ8 Boot Liner Re-Trim Kit

Illustration Reference: 14

Materials: Wool, Nylon, Armacord, Millboard

  • Pre-cut, and edged with Binding, material pieces for the Boot / Trunk area of your car.
  • Ribbed Armacord is Original for the Austin Healey Boot / Trunk areas.
  • Binding / Edging to original specification.
  • Includes pre-cut and creased Millboard Panel for covering the Petrol Filler Neck.

Carpet Fixing Kit

BJ8 Carpet Fixing Kit

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Materials: Metal

  • Fixing clips used to attach your Carpet Set to the bodywork of your car.