• jumpingjack

    If I had a car like this I’d never be brave enough to leave it with the top open, especially someplace like 18th Street.

  • Philippe Lecheval

    Yeah, you’d have to be crazy to leave a car like this unattended for very long. People around here will damage your car for no apparent reason. Somebody keyed the hell out of my car when it was parked on the street in Petworth for just a couple of hours. You really can’t have nice things around here.

  • textdoc

    If I had a car that nice, I wouldn’t want to park it on the street — even if nobody messes with the interior, it could get scratched/marked by people doing a poor job of parallel parking.

  • Epic Fail

    Ok folks, this has to be one of my favorite Sweet City Rides of all time – the legendary Austin Healey 3000 Mark 1 (the honeycomb grill was only used on the Mark 1 – later versions used a vertical grill). This particular car was built between 1959 and 1961 and featured a 2.9L engine capable of moving this little car along at a good clip. Prices for these are strong, with good examples commanding anywhere from $50k-$75k, and show quality cars even tipping into the six figures. For those of you looking for a more affordable project car to restore, prices start in the mid $20k range, but restoring these cars is not for the faint of heart and can quickly become expensive.

  • Sean

    Agreed! The lighting isn’t great in this picture, but it looks like it’s in correct Healey Blue as well. Along with British Racing Green, it’s one of the most beautiful colors for this car.


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