Dirty cars - what collectors want

Some car collectors avoid that new car shine and go for something a bit grungier during auctions - like this Lancia.

It's got to be original

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Collectors who prefer "preserved" rather than "restored" cars are still in the minority, said Martin. Most collectors, when they dream of finding that perfect car, are picturing something with shiny paint and glittering chrome, not a car with faded paint and ripped seats.

But among preservationist collectors, said Martin, the adage is "A car can be restored many times. It's only original once."

Source: CNNMoney
  @peterdrives - Last updated September 12 2012 12:09 PM ET

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