My old '23 model T bucket ratrod (Jago frame and tub)
i got off a neighbour who had it stored in his garage for 10 years and not touched it since the day it rolled in....
i started to clean it up and strip the engine (surprisingly good and clean).
i'd put some pics up on the NSRA forum and was contacted by a bloke who claimed to be the guy that built it in the 80's.... after a few emails and a phone call it turned out he did in fact build it (knew about the etched name on the glass and described all the cnc work he'd done on it) and always regretted getting rid of it.
Needless to say an offer was made that i couldn't refuse and the car returned to its maker
I never even got a chance to drive it