i don't disagree with anything you said, your input is always valued. but for another perspective: most on here are enthusiasts, care for our cars perhaps better than buyers of them when they were new, in maintenance, driving and general awareness of the condition of them. i'm just saying that we may be more responsible owners and drivers, mature enough to increase the performance and understand the consequences. maybe. maybe not.
i modernized mine because, to me, it deserves to live up to its looks. it deserves nothing less than the best parts, the best care and the best performance i can provide for it. That being said, i very very rarely tap into that performance. nice to know it's there though. i doubt that i am alone in that?