Steve, as your finding out, there is no way to fight his logic. Like my examples of Camaro, Firebird and Mustang that all left the factory as completed cars and Corporate Concepts cut them up to make T-top and convertible cars, that also sold thru their respective dealers as new OEM cars. This is no different in effect than the Mera. Using their logic ALL those convertibles and T-Top cars were conversion kit cars. The list of cars like that is numbered in the dozens. As I said all Fairlane Thunderbolts were also all modified by them with fiberglass fenders, hoods, bumpers, front suspensions & engine bays modified to accept 427s. Same deal for the Mustang 428/429s that had engine bay and suspension modifications by C&C, except the body panels remained untouched. To them any modification before sold, that the factory didnt do on the assembly line, makes them a kitcar...or they decide to pick which ones are factory OEM. C&C was not a part of GM, Ford or Chrysler and was completely separately and privately owned, so their own argument makes no sense. Yenko and Spaulding had no affiliation with the manufacturers other than being one of their retail dealers. I guess every Ford GT is a kitcar. They never see the inside of a Ford plant. The only thing coming from Ford is the engine. They were completely assembled at Mayflower Vehicle Systems LLC, in Norwalk, Ohio. They have Ford VINs. They pretty much do the same stuff as C&C and work with all manufacturers.
[This message has been edited by rogergarrison (edited 02-01-2017).]