What car to restore?

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    Over at the Autocar forum, there's an interesting thread, started by the only Autocar journo worth reading, James Rupert, about what car you would restore, if you could do anything..

    My answer was a late 60s Camaro SS...what car(s) would you guys ideally restore, if time, skill and money allowed?
     
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    I add a caveat though, I'm not into OCD replicate everything as it left the factory or better. I subscribe to the modern engineering/period look school of restoration, so i would update (better) what I could without spoiling the original ethos of the car.
     
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    it would have to be a MK2 Jaguar . I always loved the red one from "Inspector Morse" .
     
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    Some variety of E type Jag, methinks.

    However, I'm with Mudster on the re-engineering front as it would have reliable electrics, brakes that work etc.

    Cheers,

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    When are they gonna finish this one then.!!!!!!!!!!:confused:
     
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    Well I just wouldn't! I'm probably old enough to be nostalgic about these things, but all the 'classic' cars I have driven have always been massive dissapointments.:(
    My father collected a fair few vintage cars and I have had access to some very expensive Bentleys and Jaguars and despite the lovely looks I would never be happy with the way they drive!
    To me, it is function and not form that floats my boat, and the best that can be said of old cars is that they are 'of period' ;):devil:
     
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