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Great car! Good you managed to avoid that shadow from #1 in #2. TFS
 



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Hi Fred;
It is what it is! I thought the shadow was quite Dramatic
I guess that's why there's vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream
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How would you like to drive that car here down route 66, maybe someday
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 November 2018 at 21:16
Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

Hi Fred;
It is what it is! I thought the shadow was quite Dramatic
I guess that's why there's vanilla ice cream and chocolate ice cream
Coast

It is certainly dramatic, but for me it was a bit disturbing. I like both vanilla and chocolate BTW


Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

How would you like to drive that car here down route 66, maybe someday
Is the pope catholic? Would love it! Always good to have some dreams!
Cheers
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I see that I have only shared 1 of 7 and 2 of 7 from my days of classic car indulgence. My third came from my impatience in waiting for number two to be restored. I was so excited to have an Austin-Healey that I just couldn't want, so I bought another just to have one to drive until the restoration was completed on the first. The first one is a 1959 3000 BN7. I disassembled much of it and embarked on a 1 1/2 year restoration. That was in 1996 and it still isn't quite done. The third classic of seven - second Austin-Healey - was this one.






Please excuse that I initially put the spear on facing the wrong direction.

These pictures are actually after some improvements. I had found the car in Cape Cod. I made a silly offer and the fellow accepted after encouragement from his wife. It was painted light blue over white coves (had originally been black). When, to my surprise, he accepted my offer, I told my wife I was taking her for a weekend mini-vacation in Cape Cod. We were living in New Jersey. It was Christmastime and I had the time off from work. While up there, we (plus 3 kids) went to see Titanic; the movie was new in the theaters.

The Healey didn't run very well. There was something screwy with the distributor. I found a mechanic that got it running good enough for the trip home. I had originally planned to tow it behind our Land Cruiser but the tow bar I had wouldn't match up to where it needed. Also, there was a snowstorm starting. With great caution, I timidly informed the wife that she would need to drive the Cruiser back to Jersey while I followed in the Healey. At that point, we were in a snow and sleet storm. I asked her to go slow (didn't really have to ask) because the windshield wipers weren't working well. I needed to follow her tail lights. My oldest son rode with me. Even with the Healey "foul weather equipment" we got quite wet, especially on our legs where water trickled down from the dash. No heat in the car. Our five-hour trip took 15 hours. Snow and sleet all the way. When we finally arrived home, I avoided eye contact with the wife.

After using the car for a while, I decided to do a quick respray of the paint. I figured a month or so of work. As I started removing panels, I discovered more that needed attention. a week later I had accidentally disassembled the entire car. The respray turned into a year-long project in my garage and included a new interior. In the end, everything was nice and tight and the car drove wonderfully. I did have a few parts left over but obviously, the car didn't need them. There was also a wrench (spanner) missing and that eventually found its way out while making a fast turn.      
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2018 at 18:15
Nice car, good job and great story Mike!
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Nice choice of wheels Goes perfect w the car which itself is very nice
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beardedspoooon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2018 at 21:59
"With great caution, I timidly informed the wife that she would need to drive the Cruiser back to Jersey while I followed in the Healey."



I know this feeling well; usually when explaining what's inside the eBay or B&H box that got delivered. I loved the avoided eye contact bit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 November 2018 at 18:12
great car Mike! and a great story!
(your wife looks very nice to me? not only pretty, but pretty nice too? butIforonedon'twanttoknowwhathappenedaftertheavoidedeyecontactbit lol)



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MB 300 SE Cabriolet

a7 | Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Summicron f=5cm 1:2 collapsible


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a7 | Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Summicron f=5cm 1:2 collapsible


W112 Cabriolet

a7 | Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Summicron f=5cm 1:2 collapsible
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 December 2018 at 21:56
A great series of iamges for a great car! My favorite is the white version with the first generation headlights!

The reflections in the color images are awesome!

TFS, Michael!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 December 2018 at 07:36
Really nice images Michael. My favourite (only by a small margin!) is the W112 Cabriolet. I think what I find appealling is the sea of bokeh circles contrasting with the sharp headlight circles. TFS!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Micholand Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 December 2018 at 17:41
Thank you Harald and James for your encouraging words.
There were lots of people in the MB gallery showroom, so it was a bit tricky to get these images without people, but somehow managed it
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Great shots Michael, well done in that busy environment. W112 for me too
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