In the vintage car world, a fully restored to original spec vehicle is worth alot more than a beat up junker. Why doesn't the same hold true for vintage amps? I see so many amps that are in need of restoration, but for the sake of originality most are left untouched. Personally, I use my amps and if a restoration is needed to bring it up to par sonically and visually, so be it. As long as the amps original tone and specs were left intact, it should be a given that you'd want to restore that beat up Bassman or tolex challenged AC30. Mind you this is my opinion and I'd love to hear from those of you on both sides of the fence.