Im not so sure I subscribe to the future “classic” for these cars but if I did I wouldn’t alter or modify cos historically totally standard cars always do better …Hi Charlie
I know exactly where you are coming from on this.
In my previous life I was a Mark 1 Mini Cooper & S fanatic! There were Mark one Cooper S "lookalikes" that came on the market from time to time. Somebody had taken an 850 cc model and put in a 1293 tuned engine, twin tanks and repaired the car Tartan Red with a Black roof. These cars were a lot cheaper to purchase but they never held their value let alone go up in value!
The pukka Cooper S's with Heritage Certificates and original engine / gearbox (matching numbers) were like hen's teeth and people who loved originality would pay phenomenal prices to get hold of one.
I think that starting with an original VW UP GTI asa base will only be a good thing for the future because eventually because they will be a classic car!!
I have mentioned in previous posts that I want to create a track weapon I can use as a daily driver.
There is an element of research for a business idea I have which I can share at a later date.
But it’s not my car or my money so crack on my friend I love to pop back here and catch up with this thread. 👍👍