I can see the need to have a car verified by the Marti Report, such as a GT/CS. A properly done Tribute/clone GT/CS can sometimes be hard to determine "is it real, or not". We use the Marti Report as a "End all" document to verify authenticity. Marty Rupp and I also keep track of known clone GT/CS-HCS cars. Back to the thread topic, if an original owner purchased a car and Monday, and on Friday came back to the dealership to have a center console added, does that make it "Non Original", or subject to deduction in judging points because it wasn't on the original sales contract, and to add to that, most folks today do not have original paperwork from the original sale and the console would not be on the Marti Report. I know we can "What if?" this to death.
Kevin Marti is a business man and offers the best documentation in my opinion on the authenticity of our cars, but to insist on someone to purchase his document to prove their car seems out of line. To recommend to someone they should purchase one seems more appropriate, but to penalize someone in judging because they don't have one is wrong. JMHO. Mike