Always loved the Continental Mk II but if you have to disassemble and, particularly repaint, it has lost its cache. Those are the characteristics from the factory that were the major cost elements that cannot truly be duplicated in a restoration. Look at the prices of Mk II's that are original vs. those that have had to be restored. It is interesting that these vehicles were among the highest price tags in their day yet could have been allowed to fall into such a dismal state of repair that they need to be restored. What were the original owners, their descendants and/or subsequent owners thinking? I also have seen this with many of the other luxury/personal luxury vehicles. When I see hulks of these previously high end vehicles on the road or advertised for sale I always try to imagine what it may have looked like when it rolled of the assembly line and/or what that first owner must have thought when it was first delivered. These were expensive vehicles in their day and at least in the '50s, '60s these were the height of automotive technology. Sad to see such vehicles neglected and trashed over time.
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I had a Suzuki 80 as a young teen. My brother bought it and I "inherited" it when he outgrew it. I had the service manual and literally took everything apart and put it back together again over several years. As a 2 stroke it was even simpler than the 4 stroke Hondas and easy to work on. Thankfully there was a local dealer just a few miles away where I could get all the parts. It was a fun bike.
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