I was thinking about all the hot rods I have owned/built and were any absolutely perfect. The answer is no. I mean they were all safe and road worthy. But they were not 100% perfect. Then the question is, should they be? Like my coupe right now, the gas gauge reads 3/4 when it is full and 1/4 when empty. I never have thought about correcting it because I know what it means. I have been though every mechanical inch of that car, but the gas gauge is fine because "It's A Hot Rod" My Roadster is closer to perfect but also has gas gauge issues that I can interpret. A Model A sedan I built in the 70's was considered perfect by many, but If I really wanted to nit pick the original frame had some pitting in areas that I did not bother to do body work on. Even though it was boxed and many other improvements were done I just thought it was good enough for a full fender hot rod . After all "It's A Hot Rod. So my conclusion is "No,it's a Hot Rod" not a piece of jewelry.