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question, how you figure out that something is 90% restored

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that restored means:

to bring back to a former or normal state, as by repairing, rebuilding etc

It does not mean:

320is sport recaro seats

alpine am/fm/cd w/infinity speakers

hella fog lamps (where?)

alpina style factory alloys (read 320 wheels)

320i radiator

nor does it mean:

original color was "inka"

wrinkle in left rear quarter panel

nor any of the NEEDS section.

restored means back to factory specs. as it was. period.

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...tough choice for this guy. Must be a real hardcore 2002 nut.

However, it looks pretty nice, and would fit in my estimation of

90% restored.....I think. I looked at a 58 Vette once that was

"90%" restored. It was barely an unpainted rolling chassis

with about 50% of the parts needed for completion in boxes.

He wanted 12k for it. When asked "Where's the 90% restored

part?" he got very defensive and said I should have seen it

before! He showed me the before pics. It appeared as if

someone tried really hard to make the vette look like the

batmobile-the original one. Had a big ass fin right down the

middle like a fish, some bizarre nose treatment, huge cut-

outs for the wheels- a real disgrace. Had to walk away from

that one:).

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90% restored = 90% stock (10% modified)

I just don't like when folks pronounce their cars "Fully Restored" and they have CD players and 17" wheels, and seats from a Honda Accord. If that's your car, cool (i know it's not) but don't jump out and say it's fully restored. It's not that I don't like modified cars, hell ask around I can NEVER leave a vehicle alone, I just don't like the liberal use of "restored etc" as thrown around eBay and the like (rant off)

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