Car Catcher: Single-Owner Austin-Healey 3000

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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 Green, this 3000 was repainted in Ferrari Fly Yellow when the car was said to be "completely restored" back in 2002.

The listing further states the engine and transmission are original, but have been "completely rebuilt."

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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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