1964 Austin-Healey 3000Review
A Grand Original Austin Healey — I bought this car for what many thought was the princely sum of $8K. I sold it some years later for over $20K to put an addition on my house. Today its worth close to $100K. A great early BJ8 (Mk III) 3000 Healey. It was all original, low miles and best of all it was a Phase One car (before they jacked the car up to put a different exhaust on in later 1964.)
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: Classic Austin Healey styling, roll up windows, easy to erect top, comfortable touring car.
Cons: It only fit two when I had a family of four.
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