1962 Austin Healey 3000 continued

(LEFT) Although a true two seater body was available, most were of the 2+2 configuration.

All good things must come to an end. In the case of the Austin Healey 3000 it came about because of American safety and polution regulations which took effect in 1968. They affected the Healey more than most imports because it relied on the American market heavily; almost 90% of all of "The Big Healeys" built went to the United States. 72,027 were built from from 1953 to 1967. At the beginning the appeal was it's performance. Today they are sought after by enthusiasts who consider its beauty to be worth the price of admission. Fans from both eras agree that they are fun to drive and a true expression of the heart and soul of a sports car.

For more information, we can recommend the following books:

Southern California residents can find these and other quality Automotive books at Autobooks, 3524 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank CA, 91505 (818) 845-8963
'62 Austin Healey restoration Read John Seamans' story about how he restored this superb 1962 Austin Healey. Clearly a labor of love with a very happy ending.

Another Austin Healey restoration: stormpages.com/healey/

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