Well my next project car has made it way to my house and I tried to get some serious seat time this summer.
However, I would very much like to track down the original owner of this car and I keep running into dead ends. I think the history is important and would really love to potentially get some pictures and just know the full story of this car.
My father purchased this car about 12 years ago from the widow of the second owner. They had purchased the car in 1963 and lived in State College, PA. She stated that it was raced at Marlboro in Maryland, by the original owner. I was able to find some information on the second owner and I thought it was most interesting, but haven't found anything that would lead me to the original owner.
The problem is that the destination was not recorded from the Healey factory. I've been told that Hambro & Co. was the biggest distributor on the East Coast, but that hasn't gotten me anywhere.
Does anyone know if it worth doing a title search for records prior to 1963? If so any recommendations on what site to use? Most that I have looked at look like a scam.
Also, does anyone know any Heeley club members from around the State College PA area that might remember the car?
Thank in advance for any ideas that you may be able to pass along.
Here are pics of the car when my dad picked it up:
Here is the car now:
Here is the info from the factory:
Here is the obituary from from the second owner: