I would also totally love a kit car like a Cobra, Daytona Coupe, or GT40 from Superformance or Factory 5. But I don’t foresee having the time or space to build one until I’m retired haha. And I’d want to have a friend(s) to build it with to stay motivated. Whoa that’s awesome the red one was bought new and stayed among the family all this time. I definitely couldn’t do something as extensive as a frame off restoration, I don’t want quite that large of a project. I think if I’m restoring a car, I want the body and electrics to largely be in good condition, thought I suppose the wiring on those cars is somewhat simple so I think I could manage doing a few things. I’d mostly just want to do lighter work like replacing or reconditioning parts, etc. What does it mean to blueprint an engine? That’s a rough night right there. If I put myself and my Accord in your place, it makes me cringe. Sorry about your misfortune. I guess the lesson is never drive home on track tires lol. Or double check the weather. Too bad it wasn’t insured, especially since you got fined for the destruction of public property. I agree less is more when it comes to track day cars, which to me, is what those Locosts are. Otherwise, at least for me, sports cars have to be the whole package….they need to be able to perform, but also need to look beautiful. But when it comes to owning a classic auto, I’m more into the looks end of things. In my opinion that’s why classics are desirable in the first place, the tech and performance is pretty much obsolete, it’s the way the cars look that draws people to them. That’s why cars like the Jaguar E-type are so desirable, it’s a romantic car with that sexy body and sleek shape, and amazing sound. No Triumph is fast or very powerful, but they are styled well and they are fun to drive. They are also easy to live with since they have some level of comfort. So for me, all that is why I prefer a classic that's a little more refined. Nice, congrats! Post up some pics. That’s a cool little car.