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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.

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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.

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