HI filks, it been a long time since a post as life with small kids and few van adventures is a little excluding of syncro mania.
However, we (mainly my lovely wife!) have recently decided to keep our high top 3 knob Trakka and I am now eyeing it with a view to some tarting up. Maintaining its value is of high importance (as we will no doubt sell one day in the next 5 years or so when the kids are simply too big too squeeze into their beds) but I also do fancy a few small cosmetic changes and value opinions of those here.
The Trakka colour scheme has the grilles and air vents colour-coded. I prefer black as it looks more VW and so did a temp paint job of black with plastidip. Would the original Trakka silver be worth more in terms of originality to a buyer? I also want to change up the interior a bit with Led lights (instead of Trakka flour's) and possibly get the carpets re done with some colour in them and the cupboards trimmed off with some colour too (e.g. orange highlights etc) It would be subtle and tasteful, but not original. Any thoughts on all this? Maybe I should only change things that can be changed back, so have the original parts to go with it for the enthusiastic original collector? Or maybe Trakka isn't desirable as a look per se?
Everything else from the electric mirrors and central locking to full leather seating is all original.
The van doesn't get thrashed off road so is pretty smart.