Hi , two cars comparison.
Both are 1972 model , and survivor, . They are not restored , but have had been well taken care of from original owners.
As you guess and see both , the orange is nicer than the maroon . California climate? Maybe , but this maroon is keeping very good condition as spending its life in humid Japan .I realized we can keep our car like this if we take care of our car very well even in Asian countries.
I think the difference came from “ history “ of each cars. The maroon had some scratches on the left hand front fender and door , and little bit under the left hand rear bumper , near the muffler. The orange did not have such injuries. This makes maroon looks inferior of its exterior condition to the orange, the repair job at that time ( 1973 and after ) was not good . But I like its history, then It makes me feel difficult to decide remain as it is , or paint it like new with whole new parts which I have stored.
Also the orange still has complete carpet and jute set , even each one has a paper stamp of quality inspection. The maroon is missing two front jute set , all the others are remained with the car . Tools , wheels, hubcaps , and speakers
, seats , these hard to keep things with cars are original. I can compare one by one , the one has spent its life in the US , and the other one has spent its life in Japan . Some parts are looked identical of its condition, but some parts are not the same , it is fun to guess what made these parts looked different.
And both have a lot of receipts from the begging !