Jordan Bowling & her 1960 Austin Healey 3000 BJ7

When I was 6 years old my dad and I bought an Austin Healey. He told me that when we finished this amazing car then it would become mine.

At first I thought that it wasn’t going to take too long to fix up, but then we started to tear it apart. We have a lot of time and good memories in that car. I helped as much as I could. I did the brakes, a lot of the primer, some of the painting, a little welding, and I sanded. I also helped with the colors and the upholstery choices. My favorite parts of helping out were doing the body filler to smooth out the new welds and wet sanding. We spent countless hours in the barn sanding, welding and everything else.

This car brought my dad and me closer, and it brought a lot of fun moments with it. I have decided that this summer I am going to learn to drive this car. I have already been practicing with a small automatic truck in the field behind my grandparents’ house. I love this car and I loved working on it with my dad. I can’t wait to start another project.