posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 09:14 PM
a reply to: gortex
I'm glad there are people who will pay for the cream of the crop in all categories of classics/antiques, but for me, a drivable clone beats a
reference rarity any day. Partially because of price range, and partially because I couldn't stand having, for example, a Gold-certified, numbers
matching Mr. Norm Mopar restoration which I couldn't enjoy driving. I'd rather take a base model and dress it up to look, feel and perform like
whatever I want. No need to lie, I tell anyone who asks or expresses interest exactly what they are. I can take pride in a restoration that costs $35k
and provides the same look and feel of a $200k car, but with all the added enjoyment of taking it on a road trip, or just around town.
I don't begrudge the high end though. I love seeing a true original rarity in great condition. These are the people whose wallets help to preserve