CraigR says, "I have come across a 1957 Big Healey for $400: would
it be worth it to buy it and do a total restoration on the car. I really
don't know that much about the Big Healeys so any advice would be
Since you asked, FORGET THE ENTIRE IDEA!! Unless a 1957 Big Healey
is a car you lust for and would keep forever, it's simply too much time
and money to restore a big Healey, especially for someone else!
I bought a second MGA a few years ago - didn't need another MGA,
but it was cheap - thought I could "restore" it for $6K and sell it for
$10K. What a Dummy!
The bill for the car exceeded $10K and I was lucky to find a buyer
a year later for $12K. I lost two years of time I might have spent on
my own cars and lost money, if my time is considered. It was a painful
lesson and one I would not someone to repeat... at least not without a
Dove Grey 1956 MGA
Blue 1964 Spitfire ... slowly being reassembled
BRG 1965 TR4A... the next 100% restoration