Austin Healey

Stan Mason 1960 Sprite

Stan Mason 1960 Sprite

My interest in Sports Cars was unusual when I was growing up as a young male in the late 1950s. I occupied my time building plastic car models, enjoying Strombecker Slot Cars and reading Sports Car magazines while my friends were all normal American Kids with interest in Hot Rods.

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Sam Williams 1963 BJ7

Sam Williams 1963 BJ7

Beth Wharton Williams who lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia bought her 1963 Austin Healey 3000 MK II n 1964 from a Air Force Officer who purchased it in England while stationed there in 1963. He brought it to his next duty station at Langley AFB in Hampton, Virginia. The car was overhauled in 1974 and moved to Austin, Texas where it was stored in our garage in 1988. It was restored in 2017 with a new paint job. Both of us are 78, and discussing selling the car. It runs like a champ. The interior needs a makeover but otherwise looks great.

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Ron Sparrow 1965 Sprite

Ron Sparrow 1965 Sprite

In 1997, when I was a teenager I thought it would be fun to purchase a small sports car. There was one for sale in our town; the man was using it as a commuter car for going to work, it was not in the best of shape but with some small repairs to the steering and the installation of a fiberglass front hood assembly, it was ready, almost.

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Robert Bunting 1956 Austin Healey

Robert Bunting 1956 Austin Healey

We bought a new 56 red Healey shortly after our marriage in 1955 for $2995 while living in New York. After four years and a growing family we had to sell it and get a family car. Since the day it was driven away we regretted having to do it, but we went on to other priorities.

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Leonard Cooper 1958 Sprite

Leonard Cooper 1958 Sprite

Bought this 1958 Bugeye in 1976 for $1,000. It had the original 948 cc engine, and this was the start of a lifelong love affair. I have long since upgraded to a 1275 engine, and have rebuilt and repainted her three times. She currently is sporting a bright yellow paint job, which for today's world of angry SUV's and congested highways seems a prudent choice in order to be noticed in the melee of everyday traffic.

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Robert Freu 1959 100-6

Robert Freu 1959 100-6

My Austin Healey has been with me for a long time. In 1972 my secretary told me that she and her husband were soon going to have a baby and that meant their 1959 Austin Healey 100-6 was going to have to be replaced with a vehicle that had doors that locked and windows that would roll up and down.

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Rory McDonald 1966 Sprite

Rory McDonald 1966 Sprite

I have wanted a little British sports car since I was a teen, and when my mid-life crisis period came around I got the bug again. So, I started looking online and locally, and found a red Triumph Spitfire I liked, at $7000. Unfortunately, my wallet was uncooperative so I continued my quest for something a little cheaper.

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Bob Schmidt 1967 3000

Bob Schmidt 1967 3000

Really wanting the green one, or more commonly called BRG, I tried to negotiate. I told the dealer if he would match the price of the one in NKC, then we had a deal. The dealer said no way would he match the price, and that I should go buy the car in NKC for the $3900.I purchased the 1967 Colorado Red Austin Healey 3000 MKIII with roll-up windows from Economy Cars LTD for $3900. I got $700 trade-in for my Corvair, and the final price was $3200. 

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