1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Review
Every Young Man's Dream Car! — The only negative has been that I have realized it is not suitable for my dream of touring the US in a classic car. No dealer network for antique British cars. Parts are easy to source, and not expensive. Where would you find them if you broke down in the middle of nowhere?
Pros: By far one of the most beautiful cars ever built. It is a pleasure to drive on short drives, and it draws a crowd wherever I go. Women adore the car (me not so much)
Cons: Do not buy a project Healey. The costs can easily top $100,000. They do run a little warm so not particularly well suited for hot climates.
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