BTW: This is the late Norm Brust. The unfinished body work is over 40 years old and was intentionally left that way "Just to annoy the Purists!"
Norm was NOT a purist, even though he bought this car in 1962 and still owned (and drove) it when he died at 92 last year from Covid. He was a good friend of mine and he "got" the whole replica thing: "It's just like my car, drives the same and is less dear to fix for a lot less money. What's not to like?"
Norm was a driver and drove his car. Everywhere. Anytime. At well above the posted speed limits. RIP, my friend.