There is a type of customer who wants their classic to be as usable as a modern car. They want to cruise on a freeway, stop on a dime and make very few concessions to the cars age. It is entirely possible to do that without too much compromise of a car's character (to be clear there is always compromise when you modify something). This car has been in this family for 25 years, I have put a 5 speed transmission, a triple Webber carbs setup, and much more. The car now produces more usable power, and lopes at freeway speeds effortlessly. It was just in the shop to have aging motor mounts replaced and after untold miles the rear suspension rebuilt.