Originally Posted by warrenpchi
Is it common enough that you'd simply putt around in it until it dies? Or does it at least have some kind of collectible value to it? As you know, I'm still considering a classic as a daily, but I'm just wondering at what point it becomes a waste to use it as a DD.
Yes, the black one would be a fine DD, it would just need a drum to disk conversion on the brakes (at least on the front), not a big deal. With its modern electricals and updated mechanicals, it would be a nice DD for So Cal. I wouldn't call it a beater, but it isn't a hardcore collectible either. OTOH, you have something like this:
That's an all-original, unrestored Concourse winner going up for sale in May. A-1 condition with impeccable records and a fully traceable line of ownership (4 owners). That's not a DD and will likely go for 4-5x more than its black/red cousin. Sure, it should be driven, for events and the nice Sunday outing, but I wouldn't subject it to freeway travel or bumper-to-bumper traffic. It wouldn't handle it well. Gorgeous thing, though, isn't it?
Edit: Oh, and for the record, the new Lambo is pretty much done, but I'm never, ever doing something like that again. Ever. What a giant headache that's been.Edited by Magick Man - 3/16/13 at 1:47am