@Stan Galat posted:
I've gone on and on about why my car isn't badged as a Porsche, and why I think that just letting them stand as what they are is the right way to go. I'm getting kinda' tired of myself and my overly strong opinion, so I'm not gonna' do that.
If a guy likes the badges, that's great. If there's something in him that cringes when he's got "P" car badges on his plastic fantastic, I can certainly identify. Terry Nuckles had Volkswagen badges on his speedster which was kinda' cool (and super cheeky), but wasn't quite right either.
These things aren't really anything at all, brand wise - neither fish nor fowl, they exist in some kind of netherworld in the automotive universe. Even saying "this is a Kirk Duncan VS" or "that's an Intermeccanica" doesn't mean as much as we think it does. Both were sometimes sold as incomplete cars, finished by everybody from Chip Foose to some dude in Buttscratch, TX to varying degrees of safety and completeness. Once could identify by the type of engine in the back, but even that's kind of a weird way to go about "identifying".
We all love these cars, but aren't really sure how to explain them. I've had one or another of them for 21 years, and I'm still trying to come up with something that is quick and easy and makes sense to the guy just trying to make conversation at the gas pump.
In the big scheme of things, people who care too much one way or another about "the badge" typically have more going on with it. It's more than a badge to them. If that's the case, then do what you really want to do.
We're all OK with it either way.
Well said Stan...my viewpoint is that it is a "REPLICA" and if anyone asks that's what I tell them, along with "I can't afford a REAL ONE - if you can find one". I think the big-rub here is "misrepresentation" when you actually try to sell one. If you are an owner of one of these cars "knock your socks off" on outfitting them with what badges you see fit!.....again thanks for your thoughts, truly appreciate it!.....