Comments on: When restorations lose touch with historic reality https://news.classiccars.com/restorations-loose-touch-historic-reality/ Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:24:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 By: affiliate58https://news.classiccars.com/restorations-loose-touch-historic-reality/#comment-680 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:38:16 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=19262#comment-680 When Collier introduced the Revs Foundation at Stanford the Bentley that they choose to display outside the lecture hall looked like it was restored at the local high school. Miles has done some great things for the hobby but how did he become the guy with the flag of preservation? The book you reference is full of errors and while entertaining is not the last word in preservation. Restoration shops are paid to restore cars. How can a shop pay the bills preserving a car when so few Patina slowing techniques have the ability to preserve the process of time and not change the look of the finish.

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By: jclumahttps://news.classiccars.com/restorations-loose-touch-historic-reality/#comment-672 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 00:01:14 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=19262#comment-672 Spare me from the historical purists, who imply we should never VALUE a fully restored vehicle, because it does not reflect its journey through time. Come on. That’s like condemning someone who figures out how to bring back the very soul and personality of Abraham Lincoln today through the body of an existing look-alike person. Sure, it ain’t Abe from 1865, but it’s as close as we might get to The Great Emancipator today — and wouldn’t that be exciting! (Okay, I’ve already written this movie.) My point is, I want to own the car my grandfather or father owned THE FIRST DAY HE BOUGHT IT, not as it rots in his barn now. Of course, it’s not exactly the same, but it is as close to the original as we’ll ever experience. And isn’t it awesome that I can relive that historic moment — now and for a long time to come!

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By: Gullwing Guyhttps://news.classiccars.com/restorations-loose-touch-historic-reality/#comment-669 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:09:09 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=19262#comment-669 With all due respect to Theseus, we should all call the automotive version of this conundrum “Edsall’s Paradox.”

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