1962 Austin-Healey 3000Review
Austin Healy. British Heaven, Lucas Hell — British sports car, good looking and fun to drive. It was in a constant state of repair. The only car I have ever owned in which the distributor cap caught fire. In the rain I had to drive over 80 to stay dry, any slower and the water would leak in. Good power reasonable handling poor brakes. Very good looking, I would love to find one and restore it to modern standards.
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