On November 1, 1975, my father purchased a new Jensen-Healey 4 speed #18570. The 5 speeds were available but they were about $1,000 more and the 4 speed was already more its contemporaries at the time - the Fiat Spyder 2000 and Alfa-Romeo Spyder. The car has been within the family ever since. Just about everything bad that has ever happened to me in a car has happened in this car but I still love it. I had the transmission get stuck in gear less than 1 hour after I got my driver's license, had the engine blow (it wasn't my fault - I think that the nuts on the inside of the airbox got loose and got ingested into the engine), had my first accident and been stuck at least two other times - one when the carb float got stuck and dumped gasoline all over the engine and the other when the fuel pump stopped. Starting in 1994, I have been restoring the car restored in various stages. Since the car has always been garaged, it is very good condition, especially for a New Jersey car. The car now has about 44,000 miles and is waiting for its new engine.
The original documents
The engine rebuild of 1995
The interior restoration of 1996
The engine rebuild of 1997-98