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We are closed for our annual summer shutdown from Monday 14th September 2020, re-opening Monday 21st September. During this period our phones will be switched off and all enquiries (emails/contact forms) will be dealt with in full upon our return to the office. After an extremely busy and stressful 5 months (we remained open the entire time working 7-day shift patterns), the whole John Skinner team is looking forward to a well-deserved break. Please respect this, and thank you for your patience.

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BJ8 (3000)


The six-year period between 1963 to 1968 saw the mass production of possibly the most famous of the Austin Healey cars – the 3000 Mark 3 BJ8. It was a 4 Seater Convertible and featured slightly modified trim, including the introduction of embossed “welded” patterns on the Vinyl Seats and Quarter Panels. A total of 17,712 BJ8 cars were produced, with approximately 1,390 being classified as Phase 1, and the rest as Phase 2 models.

John Skinner Ltd can offer a variety of interior parts and kits for a full restoration of your Austin Healey 3000 MK3. This includes fully trimmed Interior Side Panels, and pre-sewn Seat Cover Kits, as well as Carpet and Flooring kits and Soft Top Convertible Hoods.

We can supply kits in a wide variety of colours and materials, catering for both the original Abingdon factory production line specifications, as well as bespoke/custom options. Materials include Leather and Vinyl/Ambla for the Interior Panels and Seat Upholstery, as well as Wool, Karvel, and Armacord options for the flooring. British Everflex PVC and Canvas Mohair Hooding materials also available in a variety of shades.

All parts are manufactured and supplied from our unit in Cheltenham, based less than 50 miles from the original Longbridge and Abingdon plants.


Images show interior trim supplied by John Skinner (Manufacturing) Ltd