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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Vroom! 1968

Vroom! 1968

Another photo of my dad with his new '67 Austin Healey 3000 in early 1968. He was a newspaper reporter and he has his "Murrow" London Fog trench coat on for the chilly top-down morning drive to Oakland (S.F. Bay Area). He made a small sticker with a label maker (remember those?) that said, "Disraeli Rides Again!" and it was applied on the inside of the glove box door. View full size.

Thanks

Dad sold the Healey in 1980 for, I think, 4500 dollars. My orthodontist was interested but someone else bought the car. Yes, in recent years "big" Healeys can fetch impressive sums. I only wish Dad's was in my garage today.

What a beautiful car

Cerrito68,thank you for your great pictures. I wonder how long your Dad had this car.

Of course, there must have been another family vehicle to transport the wife and kids. Was it a plain old American station wagon?

Perhaps you Dad's car was on an auction of some sort in later years? They are quite collectible.

I see the Healys are selling for quite a lot;witness this example on Ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Austin-Healey-3000-Mk-III-Frame-off-resto...

 
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