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As a true roadster, Mr. Sasser’s Austin-Healey has no windows. If you’re out driving with the top down and thunderclouds are threatening, Mr. Sasser has a solution. “Find a bridge to park under,” he says.

“It’s a two-man top,” he reported, “although one man can raise it if he is desperate.”

Even with the side curtains in place, a resigned Mr. Sassers said: “Eighty percent of the rain still gets in the car.”