Sitting in the garage, it's a memory or a dream, but making it real may cost more than you think . . .
In this shot you see how a simple brake repair has expanded. The brake caliper pistons are corroded and leaky. The parking brake has worn out. The hubs need overhaul. "Simple" jobs are rarely simple on a forty-year-old Rolls-Royce
When restoring, a simple functional repair is not enough. We must also return the appearance of the parts to a new condition. That may mean corrosion repair, cleaning, painting or plating. We may choose to use techniques that were not available when these cars were made, in the interest of finish, performance, or durability. A good example would be powder painting. We may need to find alternative processes because the old ways are no longer done due to safety or environmental issues. Examples of that are lacquer painting or cadmium plating. All that adds labor time, wait time as paint and plating is processed, and of course there is the cost of it all.
The XK120 above has been in the same family for sixty years now. How do you put a price on that? If you're in it forever, nothing but the best will do . . .