For me, the beauty of these cars is that they are a time capsule back to the era in which they were produced. I have an 85 spider veloce. I bought it new just after I got out of college and started making "real" money that allowed me to buy a new car. My father had a 62 spider and I always loved riding in that as a kid. Getting a spider after college was just a natural thing for me to do. I have kept it in original condition since then. Driving it now, I am able to appreciate its little quirks and love the fact that it doesn't have 10 drink holders, heck it doesn't even have 1 drink holder. It is a timeless design and will garner looks and waves every time I take it out for a spirited spin. I feel no need to upgrade it for more power. When driven as it was meant to be with the revs running betwwen 3800 and 5800 rpm, it is quick and fun. Personally, I wouldn't want to mess with an already , in my opinion, perfect driving experience.