Recently we discussed "Old Soldier" bikes... bikes with a lot of "patina", but bikes that you wouldn't dream of getting repainted because of the loss of originality ("You can't replace originality.").
Here's a strikingly beautiful Old Soldier that Scott Davis has up for auction (with over 2000 hits so far):
Don't miss these photos Scott took of the bike. (Interesting dropouts
with a integral forward stop for the axle.)
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA