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Old 10-29-2011, 12:25 PM   #41
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Default Re: I think Vic might have rolled his eyes...

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And the bad thing about over restoring and "Pebble Beaching" milestone vintage Hot Rods is that they become so "valued", most owners salt them away in museums and warehouse collections. They become too perfect and too valuable to regularly hit the streets.

I think "over restored" also fits a lot of vintage race cars-FED, gassers that I've seen too.
It's a "Monkey Trap", and I'd probably feel somewhat paranoid driving one of the cars too if I were lucky enough to be the caretaker.

Things could be worse; enthusiasts with $$$ such as Bruce Meyer could be collecting Faberge' eggs or art with their money instead of restoring vintage Hot Rods.
The Vintage car guys are a couple of years ahead of us, but I think we are catching up.

In the late '80s, I heard a story of a guy that bought a spaceframe chassied Lotus GP car.

The car had been crashed at some point, early in its life.
( Jim Clark driving, or Innes Ireland, cant remember which )

A corner of the chassis was damaged, and back at the factory new tubes were spliced in with gussets over the splices.

It was known what day that crash had been, what corner on what track, who drove, and probably who welded in the tubes too.

The collector had the repair re-done , so it was invisible.

That to me, is erasing history.



I think that, from what I've seen, Bruce Meyer is one of the good ones...
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:02 PM   #42
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Default Re: I think Vic might have rolled his eyes...

Agreed Alex. They better not ever repaint Gray Baskerville's fender either. It's history as well.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:34 PM   #43
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Default Re: I think Vic might have rolled his eyes...

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The good thing about these crazy prices is that historically significant cars no longer get street rodded and distroyed.

The bad thing is that some get over-restored, which is not as bad.
But it sure erases a lot of history....

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Old 10-29-2011, 09:14 PM   #44
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[QUOTE The attempt to recreate the original lettering looks silly and out of place on such a high end restoration.[/QUOTE]

That was the way the person who did the restoration requested it be done.
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