I'm with Peter C. on this. I've often told people that I did an "e9coupe.com" restoration on my car. Almost every part that was used or improved upon came as a result of a search on this forum or guidance from one of the regulars.
You may be right, or this coupe could go well over a 100K - we'll have to wait and see.OK, I'm way out on a limb here, my thought process (if I have one) is that this guy put some major bucks into this car and he's not going to let it go for less than a 90K reserve so it may not sell, but it may and thus my comment regarding a 100K car, now, barring the color likes and dislikes, if it were a really flawless restoration- which he could have done with some e9coupe.com input- he would have something that would fetch over 100K easily, again, in my op.
And Vince, remember, a Psychic like me is someone who foretells the future- but it does not mean that I'm always right
I think there is a relevant distinction between a faithful restoration and a custom restoration, or restomod. Both would potentially correct chassis issues. Both would potentially make the vehicle safe and fun to drive. I'd argue that a customized, or modified restoration may provide a better driving, higher performing, and/or more reliable vehicle. But the deviation from what the "factory did" is recognizable. I love that this forum has members that are able to discern these distinctions.Gransin said:Not everybody cares that much if some small stuff isn’t 100% stock as it left the factory, I think many just wants to drive a gorgeous coupe and be happy.
Good to hear you say that. This car reminds me a lot of your restoration, particularly the plates underbody bits.Sh*t, I’m glad my car will never be for sale
Not everybody cares that much if some small stuff isn’t 100% stock as it left the factory, I think many just wants to drive a gorgeous coupe and be happy.
No offence to anyone.
Good point. I really like resto mods, especially on American muscle. I’m not a big fan of most custom restorations on any platform. It is a fine line between custom and tacky.I think there is a relevant distinction between a faithful restoration and a custom restoration, or restomod.
I had to look that one up on the Urban Dictionary as I was not familiar with that term. Yes indeed. In my mind, OEM+ falls within my definition of restomod. In other words, a restoration that may have subtle variances from a faithful factory line restoration. I would categorize what I am doing as restomod, but would now also define it as the OEM+ description as well.Markos said:I think you left out one of the most important and applicable types of restorations. OEM+.