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77 Lancia Scorpion

67 Camaro RS Conv.

68 Austin Healey Sprite

68 Cougar

69 Corvette

70 Opel GT

69 Marcos 3000GT

86 TVR 280i

73 TVR 2500M

90 Buick Reatta

1968 Austin Healey

From the Owner's Personal Collection

First Round Restoration

This page covers the First restoration of my '68 Austin Healey Sprite. This started as a quick strip-and-paint project, but turned into a 2 1/2 year project. Every surface of the car (inside, outside and upside-down) was stripped to bare metal, metal-prepped, primed and painted. Over 90% of the fasteners were replaced. All seals, gaskets and wearable items were replaced or rebuilt.

Unfortunately, the rebuilt transmission that was installed during this project locked up just 13 months (one month out of warranty) after completing the restoration. So, it was parked for 10 years and was towed through two moves. Then, in 2001, I got the urge to get back into working on cars again. Click Here to See Current Photos following the second restoration.


Please note that this car is a part of the owner's
Personal Collection.

It is not listed here for the purposes of selling it, so please don't call or email asking for a sale price. However, if you really do want to buy this car, feel free to make an offer. Do realize that this car was purchased as an investment and an addition to a collection. So, it will likely take a sizeable offer to pry it away from this collector.

If you are seriously interested in a car like this one and have some patience, Midlife Classics can work with you to obtain and restore a car like this to your personal specifications.

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