At the risk of stirring a hornet's nest, the current discussion on original bodies leads me to share my plans for the 1957 315S body from 0656. I have mentioned before that I plan to make an FIA legal (ie an accurate copy apart from the body differences) 250TR using the 0656 body, and will make a new customer style chassis and use running gear from a PF Coupe. I own PF Coupe 1421GT which is in reasonable shape with freshly rebuilt mechanicals, soon to be back on the road. It will probably be 2 or 3 years before I'm ready to use the mechanicals, but if I haven't managed to find all the parts I need to complete the 250TR I will use the parts from 1421GT to get the TR built & racing. For those who have not succumbed to apoplexies/heart attacks etc, here is the cunning part: The cars will not be separated as long as I own them. I will keep looking out for parts, and as new parts are found the original bits will go back to 1421GT. Because the chassis remains with the PF body the car will not suffer and will eventually be back on the road in it's original form. Maybe other replica builders might follow this route and keep the donor car together with the replica, leaving open the possibility of putting the donor back together one day - the economics might make sense in a few years. Having said all this you can't beat Tom Shaughnessy's dictum: "First collect the pieces, then buy the jigsaw puzzle"