[ROVERNET - UK] "Restoring" Rovers, Market Value, et cetera
rovercar at comcast.net
Fri Jul 28 15:37:55 BST 2006
I agree with Adrian on this.
A bit of this, a bit of that...
Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton wrote:
> However what we see in too many cases are "restored" cars
> built to win car shows which is not, IMHO, a process of "restoration", but a
> special type of custom building. Much of this might be due to the philosophy
> that judges a restoration on perfection of detail rather than fidelity to
> the original.
> That said I don't have a particular issue with the owner who decides his
> classic car needs to be personalized with an up-rated engine, a more modern
> transmission, metallic paint and alloys, made into a convertible or what
> have you - provided it's not something especially rare or desirable that
> really should be kept original and that it's not passed off as a restored
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