I thought I would post a couple of photos of my 1964 Pontiac Catalina Ventura, a 4 speed manual 421 car that was customized in the late 60's by the second owner.
Not only do I like it - I like it a LOT! I was never really a fan of the lace paint period, but I do respect what it took to produce one of those show-worthy jobs. I had a friend who worked at a shop that did custom paint jobs like that. The boss let him and a few friends come in and use the shop after hours to work on our own cars, just for the cost of consumables we used. He had a '63 Chevy II that we did a panel paint scheme on, with just a little bit of lace in some of the smaller panels. I saw first-hand the work involved, and that the probability of success vs. screw-up wasn't really in his favor.
On this Catalina, aside from the paint itself (which really isn't even there anymore), I'm like Sajeev, and I really can appreciate the "show car" era from that period, as I was a teen and attending shows and buying car mags that featured photo spreads of cars that I'd never see in person. Those were the "ooh and aah" vehicles of my youth (alongside wicked drag cars - which themselves often also wore show-paint livery to rival the customs).
And of course finally, since I'm a Pontiac owner, I've got to show a little love for all-things Poncho! 😍