Was the Healey yellow with flared fenders?Kerry4 hope you don't mind that I moved your post here. Lots of members heartaches in this thread.
Great write up on your ownership of automobiles and bikes.
My first car was a Austin Healey 3000 with a 327 Chev in it. Death trap! Always like the early Chevelle models, had a 66 as well with a 468" Big Block. Like your Demon it was a money pit.