• Jun 2nd 2008 at 8:32AM
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Click above for a high-res gallery of this pristine Austin-Healey

The annual Orphan Car Show took place in Ypsilanti, MI yesterday and Mother Nature provided absolutely perfect weather for the event. One of my personal favorites of the show was this sparkling pearl white 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III. As with many of the cars on display, this was in far better condition than any Austin-Healey that ever came out of the British factory. The finish on this car clearly had a lot of effort put into it and absolutely shimmered in the sunlight. According to the owner, he did the mechanical restoration while a professional shop handled the body work. The 3000s were built from 1959-67 in three series with this Mk III being one of the later cars. This is classic British motoring at its best. Click the gallery below to view more images of this awesome Austin-Healey and maybe we'll spotlight some more cars from the Orphan Car Show throughout the week.

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      • 7 Years Ago

      In those days if you couldn't afford a new $6,000 E-Type, you lusted after a Big Healey at half the price of the Jag.

      • 7 Years Ago

      Gardiner Westbound - have you been to the British Car Day at Bronte Creek Provincial Park? I've attended the past two years and there has been a superb collection of Healeys - not to mention Jags, Triumphs, MGs, etc. There was even a D-type Jag last year.

      I've got some good photos in case anyone here wants to post them.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Thanks for the tip. I'll look it up.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great looking car and as they noted…….better than what came out of the factory back then. I owned one of this once and I can still hear the sound of it running it in third….wonderful. It came to be too much trouble for me to keep it going so I sold it and bought a 2nd generation Miata, which never, ever let me down. I do have good memories of my 1963 MKII.
      • 7 Years Ago
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