In an effort to be fair and honest with forum members and others, I have at least partial updates about some businesses and their operations. I also wanted to give Patrick Crane a fair shake and the chance to explain his company strategy. I appreciated his accessibility. If anyone else has further details or corrections, they are welcome to post.
According to Patrick Crane, co-owner of JPS Classics, LLC, he wants to offer customers "Classic" replicas. He didn't clarify what a "Classic" is or what is a "Non-Classic". But when it comes to a "Classic", that is when he wants to come into play.
JPS Classics, LLC (a 2-owner corporation) apparently discusses the customer's desires and puts together a "Classic" package. He then orders the customer's car to be built by JPS Motorsports (owned by 1 of the 2 owners of JPS Classics, LLC). Mr. Crane says, "Yes, you get the picture. Except that we are all under the same roof but I'm responsible for the build." He was referring to only his "Classic" build.
I did finally get one email from John Steele. Basically nothing has changed except that the car wasn't sold back when he said and is available for sale now. I don't think I own a car so have no clue what that has to do with me. The take-away is that there is still no quick/easy solution in sight.
I have no other information I can share.