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First restoration project - would this be a good purchase

Hello all!

Looking for a vintage frame for my first ever restoration project, possibly in single speed / fixed gear.

Would this be a good frame (and price)?
[*]1948 Raleigh Clubman frame with Reynolds 531 tubing[*]GBP60 (comes with handlebars, stem, cranks, bb and seatpost, and a Lucas dynamo).[*]Can also buy a 3 speed sturmey archer wheelset for 15 extra, either steel from 1938 or alloy from mid 60s.

Does the paintwork etc. look in good enough condition to restore without too much repainting? Would it be sacrilege to sandblast and powdercoat? Would fixed gear be possible (I think so)?

Thanks a lot!
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