As I am sitting here on this sunny west coast day , the first day of a new decade pondering the year I turn the big 7O i can't help my self by adding my 2 cents worth to the conversation.
I am of the camp that believes the devil is in the details and you do sweat the small stuff. The small shit matters, or it should if you take pride in your work. I do not consider myself an expert when it come to Tii's but some of the small stuff on this car speaks volumes for the stuff that maybe not visible or obvious to a well informed buyer, IMHO.
Specifically I am referring to one of the pics that show the engine bay. If this classic has gone thru a "cometic restoration" why is the roller missing on at least one of the hood latches, why could you not mask off the window washers, better yet why not remove it all together before you blasted the car with that gorgeous colour. You also may have wanted to remove some of the brackets and mounting screws while you were at it. Pretty sure they were plated not painted.....just saying'.
It is a nice looking car but the price it is fetching is an indication the high bidder is not that knowledgeable or observant as to what is correct. His money to spend as he chooses granted but these shortcomings are an indicator what is lurking underneath all the lip stick.
I am reminded a song title of a local band that had some success back in the 80's "A 3 dressed up as a 9". Not sure if the title is reflective of the condition but the spirit certainly is in my view.
I can only imagine the conversation this would generate if listed on BaT
ps @PaulTWintertonyou can keep your shorts on.....it stopped raining, you should be good with sandals too. Welcome home.