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These types of detail items have little to do with mechanical logic. For many years shops were re-plating original Nyloc nuts in an effort to maintain correctness.
We both know there is no good mechanical reason to reuse these nuts, it's simply to look at. Only within the last couple of years has it become acceptable to replace these items with current Nyloc nuts to preserve the safety and functionality of the automobiles.
There is no logic and reasoning available to convince one the value of spending on these items. It comes down to simple supply and demand. Either you want your car to be a near perfect representation of the original, regardless of functionality and are willing to spend until you meet that goal...or you just want to drive and enjoy the car for yourself in which a modern part is more functional and less expensive.
There is no logical reason to spend 6 figures on a vintage car versus a modern car. They drive poorly, are uncomfortable and require specialized and expensive service...compared to modern automobiles. But we spend the money on vintage cars anyways, not because it makes sense but because we receive emotional satisfaction from the experience.