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Austin-Healey MkII BJ7 Sensational Sale by OTTO Mail Order Collector's Item (1963)

Austin-Healey MkII BJ7 Sensational Sale by OTTO Mail Order Collector's Item (1963)
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25.000 €
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Manufacturer Model Year
Austin-HealeyMK II BJ71963
Manual160166.610 km
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Country VersionLocation Color
US65479 Raunheim Colorado Red

Vehicle description

Highlights and General

For sale is a 1963 Austin Healey MKII, painted in Colorado red, with faux leather interior.


  • H license plate, registered and ready to drive in a well-maintained condition
  • Absolute rarity: In the early 1980s, as part of a marketing campaign by Hamburg's Ottoversand, five Austin Healeys were purchased in the USA with the help of the Healey family, revised and handed over to customers in Germany in a lottery process. The vehicle presented here is one of these five vehicles. Documentation and newspaper articles about it are available. Even Geoffrey Healey had come to hand over the car.
  • Originally from California, this Austin Healey was imported to Germany
  • In 2018, the brakes were renewed for just under €1400
  • Tyres are in mint condition

General information about the vehicle

  • First registration USA Year 1963
  • Location: Germany
  • TÜV until 01/25
  • Accident-free
  • H-License Plate
  • Approved with German approval
  • Fully roadworthy

Model history

  • In 1961, British sports car manufacturer Austin Healey introduced the MK II, a more powerful version of the Austin Healey 3000. The sporty convertible was equipped with a 3-litre six-cylinder engine and produced just under 160 hp. But the Healey also knew how to convince visually, an elegant line was combined with a luxurious imitation leather interior interior. By 1967, only about 3300 units were built with a 160 hp engine.


Exterior & Interior:

  • Colorado Red Paint
  • Black folding roof in an apparently neat condition
  • Interior with black and red faux leather upholstery
  • Partially repainted

Engine and transmission:

  • 3.0 litre six-cylinder engine with 160 hp
  • Manual transmission
  • Last engine service 05/22


  • Approx. 166,610 km. Mileage can be tracked (see documentation).


  • Registration papers, TÜV and service reports, invoices, newspaper articles, tax card from the USA and a letter from OTTO

Tyres, brakes, bodywork and underbody:

  • Tires: new
  • Brakes: 70-90%
  • The underbody shows slight flash rust, but is overall rust-free, preserved and cavity-sealed
  • Please see the photo gallery and videos for more insight into the vehicle's condition.

Known deficiencies


The Austin Healey MK II from 1963 offered here presents itself in an apparently very neat condition. In addition, the British convertible is an absolute highlight, as it was offered as a sensational sale in the Post Shop catalogue of OTTO Versand in 1981. Today, the Colorado red sports car is in very good technical condition, with a valid TÜV, new tires and a flawless brake system. For collectors and enthusiasts, the Austin Healey is an absolute must-have due to its unique history.

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Kickdown check

  • Kickdown photographer was on site
  • Video of the vehicle available
  • Main inspection
  • Current service performed
  • Low milage

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Comments of this past auction

  • 19office52-avatar19office5205.10.2023 21:28 (2 months)Liked by 1

    Hallo, die Historie kann bei Weitem nicht die Mängel aufwiegen, die allein dank der Fotos schon ersichtlich sind. Backshroud gebrochen, Kofferaumdeckel Innenblech Kantenrost d.h. zerlegen, rechte Seite Seitenschaden??? Da passt ja gar nichts, Motorhaube eingerissen usw. Da ist im technisch mechanischen Bereich auch einiges zu erwarten. Die Preisvorgaben können nicht erreicht werden. Ausser jemand versteht davon nichts. Nordfriese und ellingerl haben haben total recht. Tut mir leid

    • sontho1-avatarsontho1Seller06.10.2023 09:46 (2 months)

      ...ich habe den Wagen bei DEKRA begutachten lassen und auch hier wurde kein Schaden (Unfall) festgestellt.

      • PE_1-avatarPE_106.10.2023 09:57 (2 months)

        Hallo, würden Sie dieses Gutachten bitte hochladen? Danke

      • sontho1-avatarsontho1Seller06.10.2023 09:27 (2 months)Liked by 1

        Guten liegt kein Seitenschaden vor der Vorbesitzer (35 Jahre lang) hatte bestätigt das es kein Vorschaden gab. LG Thomas

      • nordfriese-avatarnordfriese05.10.2023 10:40 (2 months)Liked by 2

        Wie kann es sein, dass bei den schon auf den Fotos erkennbaren Mängeln der Karosserie der Zustand als sehr gepflegt definiert wird?

        • KICKDOWN-avatarKICKDOWN05.10.2023 10:57 (2 months)Liked by 2

          Hallo nordfriese, in der Tat sollte in der Zusammenfassung lediglich "gepflegter Zustand" stehen, so wie es auch im restlichen Teil des Inserats der Fall ist. "Sehr gepflegt" wäre in diesem Fall tatsächlich überzogen. Danke für den Hinweis. Dennoch steht dieser Austin-Healey vor allem auch technisch gut dar und besticht natürlich durch seine sehr außergewöhnliche und interessante Geschichte. Viele Grüße, Ihr Kickdown-Team

          • alfred.ellinger1-avataralfred.ellinger105.10.2023 19:41 (2 months)Liked by 1

            Bei diesem Fahrzeug würde ich noch nicht mal von einem gepflegten Zustand sprechen wollen

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