Originally Posted by nak302
would it be fair to say that it is still guenuine if the front end is still complete, even though the turret and rear quarters have been replaced from a donor.
I'd say that it would still be a genuine GT provided any repairs that might have been done on the chassis were carried out sympathetically, and that preservation was a factor considered during those repairs. And if I was REALLY anal, I'd want paperwork to prove that.
Trouble is, over the lifetime of a car, you could really replace or repair the whole damn lot apart from the little piece of metal that the plates are rivetted to. What then? Would it still be a genuine GT then? I'd say so.
You would buy it as a GT, it would be registered as a GT, and when/if you came to sell it, it would be sold as a GT and the buyer would be much like you and think of it as a GT, and so it goes on...