I suppose Triporteur is right, Its just a matter of what interests an individual, personaly I just love restoring things as close to spec as possible, that way things are saved for prosterity. Im not against customising so long as the vehicle can be put back to original by a subsequent owner. A case in point is the popular KR200 honda spacey engine conversions that you see, most of them are built onto a rear subframe that can just be removed and returned to sachs power in the course of a mornings work. I wouldnt want one myself though, my philosophy is that if you dont like something about a classic vehicle ,sell it to someone who does and buy yourself something you do like , if you want the power of a V8 buy something with a V8 already in it. Still I would imagine that I am generaly preaching to the converted, surely RUMCARS is all about preserving rare micocars.