A Mostly British Obsession

My Car and a Favorite Pre-War Car

1962 Austin Healey 3000

This is the Austin Healey 3000 Mk. 2 I owned, pictured at the Seattle vintage races in 1995 or 1996. Imagine my delight when, after a day at the races, I came back to my car to find this pre-war Aston Martin parked next to me. I’m not sure of the exact model–there is an excellent guide here–I believe it might be a 1934 Mk. II 2/4 seater.

1962 Austin Healey 3000

In any case, not only is the Aston a glorious car in-and-of-itself, but this particular example had an wonderful patina. The interior was completely original and the paint was decidely aged but in “well loved” condition. This would be a $100,000+ car now, so it’s almost certain to never grace the “current liabilities” column. But I enjoyed seeing it a decade ago, and hope it’s still giving its owner pleasure today.


  1. Eric Powell

    Hello Roger
    Funny I came across your page by looking for ford truck parts. I have a 1939 Austin Big Seven and a garage full of parts. They were left to me by my father. This car needs a good home. Do you have or know of anyone that might have an intrest in it Thanks for your time, Eric

  2. Roger

    Eric, I sent you a note, if you didn’t get it, I’ll resend it. I’m sure Mrs. Roger will be thrilled. ;)


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