Ah yes, the Lucas electrical nightmare!I'm happy if it starts, stops, and the AC works. A working radio is a plus. These days, I'm more about reliable transportation. Top speed limit around here is 70mph, and I'm not trying to win races or impress the girls. It's more important that a car can go thru the snow than win a race.
I was more of a British sports car guy than a hot rod type. The main drawback on those were the Lucas electrical systems. Fun when they run, but keeping them running was a PITA.