Okay, Doug, I'll rise like a trout to the bait....
If you have a $45,000 budget for a Healey or whatever and want instant
gratification, you should be able to get into a good one, especially when
you sell the one you have for maybe another 5 to 7 grand.
Besides, if you can be swayed by a modern Mustang like that, you don't
deserve or need a beautifully restored Healey Blue BN2. Let a true
enthusiast have it, and go get your instant go Mustang.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas W Flagg" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 6:57 PM
> OK, I really need some experienced advise and there is nowhere else to
> turn. I can do one of two things, but not both. My Healey will take about
> two years to restore and I have a budget around $45,000. Then it will be
> enjoyed albeit a limited driving schedule. My other option is immediate
> gratification with an '06 Mustang GT, with
> 300 hp, pavement scorching 320 lb-ft. of torque, and a rear wheel, tire
> smokin' 5 speed manual tranny. Of course it would have the racing
> stripes, rear spoiler, custom wheels, fog lamps, stainless exhaust, etc.
> for less than the
> Healey. Is this a mid, mid life crisis or a viable alternative? Of course
> the fact that my next door neighbor has a 500 hp Cobra hasn't influenced
> me at all. They had to go and make the new Stangs look like the '60's
> when I had my GTA fastback with the 289 HiPo. Anyway I'm looking for
> honest, don't hold any punches back opinions. I love my Healey and would
> more than anything like to enjoy it, but the leaves are starting to fall
> off the tree. Thanks.
> '56 BN2