11th May 2021

Dear Retail Customers,

We are currently experiencing unprecedented levels of demand for our products. In order to maintain the exceptionally high quality and workmanship that we are known for, we will be temporarily pausing all new retail orders for a 6 week period. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

We encourage all new customers who are happy to wait to enquire using our “Build a Quote” system (for Austin Healey and TR models), or the Contact Form located on the individual Model Pages (for Jaguar and MGAs). Note that all further information related to your enquiry will be processed and responded to after this 6 week period (end of June).  

We look forward to working with you soon.

All the best,

The John Skinner Team

11th May 2021

Dear Retail Customers,

We are currently experiencing unprecedented levels of demand for our products. In order to maintain the exceptionally high quality and workmanship that we are known for, we will be temporarily pausing all new retail orders for a 6 week period. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

We encourage all new customers who are happy to wait to enquire using our “Build a Quote” system (for Austin Healey and TR models), or the Contact Form located on the individual Model Pages (for Jaguar and MGAs). Note that all further information related to your enquiry will be processed and responded to after this 6 week period (end of June). 

We look forward to working with you soon.

All the best,

The John Skinner Team

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BJ8 (3000 MKIII)

Made to last, our Austin Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 interior trim and upholstery restoration kits are manufactured to the highest levels of quality and workmanship from our manufacturing unit based in the Cotswolds, UK. We do not supply any mechanical, engine or bodywork parts - instead choosing to purely focus on the manufacture and supply interior related products including the trim panels, seat covers, carpet flooring kits, and convertible soft top hoods. This dedication to our craft has led us to become one of the most highly regarded classic car restoration manufacturing firms in the world.

With unrivalled knowledge of original specifications, coupled with the widest range of colours and materials for those seeking a more bespoke finish - John Skinner Ltd are the favoured choice for both amateur enthusiasts, as well as professional trimmers and restoration companies all over the globe; and have been for over four decades.

Don't just take our word for it - we have plenty of customers willing to show and prove the quality of our products and kits...

Our customer’s cars

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We love to see and share our customer's restoration projects. Here are just some of our kits gracing the interiors of customer's cars from all over the world.

(Note: Some images may showcase a different model of car, with shared interior trim parts to the model page being viewed)

How to Shop With Us
Step 1

Build your own online quotation, specific to your car and restoration requirements.

Unsure on what colours and materials you require? Not a problem…to start with, just give us a basic idea of your restorations choices – the rest can be discussed later.

Step 2

Add items to your quotation commitment free, with no payment required! 

All choices can be altered and changed at a later date if you wish.

Step 3

The more details you can provide us with at the time of submitting your quotation, the more efficiently we can process your enquiry. This includes shipping & billing details, although no payment will be taken at this stage.

Step 4

Submit your quotation online. This is not an order confirmation or commitment to purchase – this is the information we will use to ensure you have selected the correct and most appropriate items for your specific restoration.

Step 5

We’ll be in touch! Within 48-72 hours of receiving your quotation, we will be back in touch to discuss and confirm the finer details of your trim requirements. At this stage we will also arrange to send material colour swatch cuttings, if required.

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Austin Healey BJ8 Original Colours

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**

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 (MKII) BJ8 Original Colours supplied by John Skinner Ltd

It is widely accepted that the interpretation of original shades varies depending on who you ask – and may well have varied from the original factory production line. As a result, John Skinner Ltd offers multiple shade options for each original colour.

 

Black
Black
Black
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Dark Blue
Dark Blue
Dark Blue
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AH Blue
AH Blue
AH Blue
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Matador Red
Matador Red
Matador Red
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Cherry Red
Cherry Red
Cherry Red
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Bright Red
Bright Red
Bright Red
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Stone
Stone
Stone
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Light Stone Beige
Light Stone Beige
Light Stone Beige
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Sand
Sand
Sand
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Ivory
Ivory
Ivory
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Colour names refer to internal John Skinner Ltd colour names, not necessarily the names Austin Healey originally used for these colours.

We can also offer non-original custom colour schemes if you so desire. Please see our online shop for more details.

As part of the quotation/ordering process, we will arrange for samples to be sent for final confirmation – so browse and shop with complete peace of mind, knowing that we will guide you through step-by-step with all the information you require.

 


 

A note on Piping/Beading

Austin Healey BJ8 Rear Seat Cushion Pans Trimmed in Black Vinyl with Chrome Piping and HF Weld (Trimmed by JSM)
Austin Healey BJ8 Rear Seat Backrest Folding Shelf Trimmed in Black Vinyl with Chrome Piping and HF Weld
Austin Healey BJ8 trimmed in Matador Red Vinyl with Red Karvel Carpet
Austin Healey BJ8 trimmed with Black Full Leather Seats (with Embossed Leather Pleats)
Austin Healey BJ8 trimmed with AH Blue Vinyl Panels, LeatherFaced Front and Rear Seats and Centre Cushion Armrest
Austin Healey BJ8 trimmed with Black Vinyl Panels, Leather Seats (with Embossed Leather Pleats) and Black Karvel Carpet
Austin Healey BJ8 trimmed with Bright Red Vinyl Panels, Full Leather Seats and Armrest with Bright Red Wool Carpet

Austin Healey BJ8 models originally featured a unique Silver/Black “Chrome” Piping on the Ambla (Vinyl) versions of their Seats; or a matching Piping to the main trim colour for all LeatherFaced/Leather versions.

JSM are one of the only companies in the world that can offer this original “Chrome” piping. We can also offer the largest range of non-standard “bespoke” colours schemes for those looking for a more customised finish.

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Austin Healey BJ8 (3000) - Useful Information

Years of Manufacture: 1963 - 1968 Number Produced: 17,712 Chassis Number Range: 25,315 - 43,026 Designer: Donald Healey

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.