'tis a strange world
I remember in my classic car phase (mid 80s tinkering with Alfa GTVs )
you could turn up at a car meet and there would be an 8o year old boy with his Alfa Giulia spider, he drove it to India and back with the misses, the engine developed a bad misfire on the way so detoured via the Alfa factory where he turned up at the gates with a 'you built it, you fix it' attitude.
needless to say the car was well worn but not tatty and totally original....then there would be the young guy with a few bob to spare showing up with a 'chequebook' restoration of a Spider, but all the rocker covers and servos chromed and hosing replaced with aeroquip braided, you could dine off the underside of the oil sump cover...
Both commendable but for entirely different reasons...
I enjoy doing a build, they're never going to be absolutely perfect but I strive for a pleasing combination of parts, and they do get well ridden and eventually sold on to fund the next project ( tho at the moment I forgot the selling on part! ...) .
I kinda like the 'rescue centre' bikes that have been given a new lease of life rather than a museum exhibit, tho' depending on the build I'd be as likely to vote for one as the other....
Colnago Super, C record Delta 7v,
Olagnero Signature Model, DA 7401
Battaglin EL101 tubing 8v
Wilier Campagnolo 8v Record
Daccordi Furioso, Campag Veloce 9v