I’m guilty of having been a caretaker. I’ve owned 911s that needed just a bit of work to make them perfect… and then done that work just before selling (making it ‘ready to sell’). Meaning that somebody else got the full measure of enjoyment that I could have had.
From 4 decades of experience, I can tell you that you should make your car as good as it can be while you own it. You just might keep it longer. 070716