UPDATE 3/28/17: Originality is king when it comes to valuation of most vehicles. Many cars are represented as being "original" or if repaired or restored "repainted in the original color," or "actual mileage." None of these claims should be taken on faith, regardless of who the seller is. If documentation cannot be provided, base the price and purchasing decision on "not original" unless you just like to gamble. The photo below shows a data tag next to the hood latch on a 1977 MGB. Is this the original paint?
Although it is the original color (Chartruese - only offered on 1976-77 MGBs), it has been repainted - which I determined by various tell tale signs. The owner was told it was original when he purchased the car. Sorry!
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