On Mon, 24 Oct 2005 13:26:45 GMT, Al <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>In article <email@example.com>,
> David Betts <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>It has been my observation that people who restore cars usually spend
>more on them they are worth. That isn't the point; they do it because it
>gives them satisfaction.
Absolutely. Never buy a restoration project expecting to make a
profit. Do it because you love it.
>I also have an XKE I bought new in '71. It has 85K+ miles on it and
>still runs fine. I have no interest in restoring it. My son can't wait
>to get his hands on it to restore it. I'll give it to him when he has a
>garage. And he'll spend more money on it than its worth, I'm sure.
Inevitably. I hope he restores it as a car to use and keeps as much of
the originality as possible. I'm really beginning to hate those
over-restored, beter-than-new, trailer jobbies you see so many of
Wonderful at Goodwood to see cars which were mechanically perfect -
and racing - but cosmetically original. You can't replace patination
once you have destroyed it.
David Betts (email@example.com)
The Classic Car Gallery: http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?m=17830847103&n=398038677