Sometimes you get offered a poster that is in less than prime or mint condition...but you sort of have to purchase it because where/when are you going to find another one? This was the case for me with this 1967 Porsche "Superb Sporting" showroom poster.
When I purchased it, I knew it was intact, but that it had multiple areas of cracking and color loss from improper storage. In fact, the poster looked like it had been crumpled up at some point. That being said, it was a rare and cool poster, illustrating the dual nature of the Porsche 911. I was willing to take a chance as I felt I could at least save and improve the poster. I just wasn't sure how much.
The above picture is what the poster looked like after linen-backing - you can see it has lots of areas where the color was lost. After discussing it with Fourth Cone Restoration, we decided to focus on the most obvious damaged such as the car and the people via airbrushing.
A laborious process, the result is a poster that looks much more presentable. The client who eventually purchased it was made aware of the work performed, however he was happy and also got a discount over a poster that was completely untouched and original.
Almost anything can be fixed or restored. It just takes money and time.