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Following up on various discussions over the last year Craig Little came up with the next classification; of course you are welcome to react:
Craig Little: "Allow me to offer the following listing of categories (given a multitude of grey areas) that could perhaps allow for a more accurate and honest description of a period vehicle. Of course this would involve agreement on the part of all owners of whatever thoroughbred, or lesser steed, which will never happen of course.
Uncared for and left to nature and the elements. (Wreck)
Retained in condition as found with minimum intervention to avoid deterioration. (see the pre-1900 collection in the Louwman Collection, Holland)
Put back into sound working order with minimal interference of all original material as it stands and runs.
Complete /comprehensive restoration with the aim of achieving a vehicle as close as possible to new original in specifications and condition.
Total disassembly and renewal/replacement/remanufacturing of all possible components including refinishing of the existing to remove all factory original finishes and impart a “blemish free” glossy exhibition piece. (The Immaculate conception)
An assembly of components from various manufacturers and periods put together with the aim of achieving a facsimile of a type or period the likes of which never existed in exactly that form.
A vehicle created or altered to appear and perform with the characteristics of the more desirable/valuable original.
I could go on but I think I have probably created enough trouble as it is.
(photo of a 1939 Fiat 1500 by Francisco Carríon)
Jaap Horst sends on this mystery photo he received from Canada (people who send photos to Jaap, always hope their photo is showing a Bugatti; check below why..). The original sender wrote: "This was my wife's grandparents' car circa 1920-30. First, is it a Bugatti and if not, what kind of car is it? She would love to know. Thank you. GB."
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