"A GTO replica can be made using the exact specification parts that were available in 1962." Not at all true. You can't buy the instruments, the gearbox and many other significant parts. What you end up with is a car that looks like a GTO but is built with GTE or similar components. Not a time capsule, just a replica and probably worth less than the "real" car you started with, which cannot ever be economically regained. I agree with your comments about over-restored cars at Pebble Beach btw but not the negative view of the quality of early Ferraris. They were built according to the expectations of the day, not modern definitions of quality.