Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
7/2/20 9:23 a.m.
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What's the longest you've ever owned a car? What about owning the same car for 52 years?

That's how long this 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 was reported to have been owned by its original owner.

Originally painted in British Racing…

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wspohn
wspohn Dork
7/2/20 1:40 p.m.

Looks good, although the switch from BRG to fly yellow probably hurt value rather than enhanced it.  I like older restorations as you can see how they have held up and thus gauge the quality of the work.

Guess I am a piker - I've only owned one of my MGAS for 50 years.

PatrickQuinn
PatrickQuinn New Reader
7/3/20 4:35 a.m.

Don't know if I could live with a bright yellow Austin-Healey. People would sure to think I am having a mid-life crisis. We have owned our Austin-Healey for just 46 years.

dougie
dougie Reader
7/4/20 12:05 a.m.

Awful color for a big Healey, no British car of that period had such a color. It looks great on a modern Lotus or Caterham, but never a Healey. Poor choice and for that price the owner is dreaming. 

 

 

Kubotai
Kubotai
7/4/20 5:24 a.m.

They put a lot of time and effort into that car.  I'm not really liking the color but they may find someone that always wanted a yellow one.  

I rather like the yellow. 

wspohn
wspohn Dork
7/6/20 12:57 p.m.

I try not to criticize choice of colours too much.

I once painted a TR3 in the Laugh-In era  a Chryser colour Plum Crazy (we used to call it Statutory Grape, but those were less civil, less sensitive times in 1970).  Could have been worse  - they also had Sassy Green, Panther Pink, Sublime and Go Mango as well as a few others (different names for Dodge, too).

keithedwards
keithedwards Reader
7/7/20 8:17 a.m.

Since you asked, I owned my 1967 Triumph TR4A for 43 years. Owned my 1954 Austin-Healey 100 for 35 years and 2 TR3Bs for 35+ years. Sold all of them in preparation for retiring to Florida.

 

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