What is another interesting topic that was mentioned early in this thread is what happens several owners down the road, specifically at auctions. My family has collected Stanley Steamers for years. Many of them were "put together" in the 60's -90's, and are now passed off as original cars. I sat at the Hershey auction a few years ago where a known "sweepings" car sold, and there was no mention of it being a fake. I was sitting next to an avid Stanley guy, and he could not believe what was being said (and not being said). Many of these cars have engine and other major components from much later cars of different horsepower etc. I own a 1911 Locomobile 48, which is a very original car, including original interior. Several of these cars have sold at auctions for mega bucks, and were spectacular cars, however I know of one that has sold for big money, with a totally wrong rear body section. It is not obvious how wrong it is until you compare it to the real thing. This year there was a "1914" Locomobile, that was mentioned in the catalog as actually being a 1921, but not mentioned on the stage. A friend of mine tried to buy the car, and luckily did not win the bidding, as he didn't realize it was not a true 1914! At the same sale a 1930 Packard dual cowl phaeton sold, nothing mentioned on the stage. When I inspected the car in the parking lot I realized it was a cut down sedan, and only had a small * on the bottom of the ID tag that said it was not a real phaeton. I'm only 33 years old, but at some point I wonder if I'll be one of the few that knows the true history of some of these cars. Didn't intend to get off subject, if you can build a correct phaeton body for your car, it would definitely be more correct then many of the cars I've mentioned here, and I would think be much more correct on any show field. Why should a car with a new body be any worse then any of the cars mentioned, most of which had AACA senior badges on them, with complete new bodies. Who draws the line, an original metal body with new wood? an early car with an all wood body that is all new? how about a car with original wood, but the aluminum skin was bad and replaced, how about many of the aluminum body Pierce's with recast aluminum?? The bigger question is how correct is the job?