While in Florida working as Electrical Engineering Manager on the Titan III-C program, I purchased one of the first big Healey's imported from England, a BJ-8 Mark III, red with black interior from the Merritt Island BMC dealer. I loved to rip across the causeway entrance to the Titan III facility at 110 mph (every work day). The guards knew me and my Healey and would wave me through the gate without having to slow down for a badge check. That gave me a running start on accelerating to top speed. What a blast in the morning air in a beautiful state! Great memories!!! Of surprising interest, the added suspension element provided by the wire wheels allowed the car to handle the same over the speed range of 70 to 100 mph. It's a great car. I still own the car (original owner) and will be selling it now as my wife and I want to sell out of California and travel the country with a trailer (behind a Toyota Tundra) starting within a few months. The car is on blocks, stored in my garage for over a decade now. It has 99,000 original miles on it. The pictures show a tow bar I installed when I thought I was going to transfer the vehicle to another storage area, but I never did... vehicle has never been towed. I will put the original bumper back on which is in perfect shape (chromed bumper). The hood latch was also open at the time I took the pictures; hence, the gap in the front of the hood.
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