Austin Healey

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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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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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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