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Old 10-04-2018, 04:44 PM   #223
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Default Re: Rare '40 convertible restoration project

Originally Posted by 40 Deluxe View Post
Just imagine if you could go back in time and pick some new '40's fresh off the showroom floor (or assembly line), transfer them to the present, and enter in a show next to a "fine point" no-expense-spared restoration. Which would get the trophy? Which would get nit-picked to death by the "experts"?
If I were the judge, the car would probably score in the mid 900 point range. It would definitely do very well for "correctness" but probably not so good for fit and finish.
Keep in mind that even high end new cars are at best a #2 when still on the showroom floor.
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