Re 75K paint jobs I think this number includes paying a large premium for a “name brand” painter. Rent a space to work in. Go hire a kid or two from the mid west that are talented and have good work results in their portfolio. Pay them half of the 75K and all will be more than happy. The money is in the details and the metallic pearl colors are hard to paint and achieve an uniform look when the car is painted disassembled. Assemble the car before paint and you don’t get all surfaces properly covered. Cut in (Paint certain areas) before assembly and you have tape lines that have to be dealt with. Not super easy to paint a car in pieces but damn sure not 75K hard. I should say paint is the easy part. The money is in prep work. Lots of hours spent on block sanding. With that said they make products these days that spray on thick to cover imperfections and make sanding quicker. 5K for top of the line supplies is more than enough. The rest is labor and mark up. I should add I am not a painter but have some experience. I can prime and Block. Last month I spent around 1700 on Glasurit paint supplies for my E type. This gets me in primer ready for paint. Paint supplies will be another 1700 or so. Glasurit is probably the most expensive line out there.