1970 Barn GTO restoration
Please pardon the copying of my intro post, but I wanted to give some background on my project as I begin asking advice. That way we will all be on the same page. Questions begin below the quotes.
"New to the forum, but I have been lurking for years doing reseach on what I have. I acquired it as part of a deal for the property next door several years ago. I thought it would make a good project when I retired. Since retiring last year, the "honey do list' has taken up most of my time, so I am just getting around to the car. I have been able to determine that it is a real 1970 GTO. It was originally Baja Gold with a dark gold vinyl top. The interior was Saddle. It was a 400CID, automatic. the body vin matches the engine, transmission, and chassis. Unfortunately, when the guy next door fell on hard times and had to sell, he was deep into a frame off restoration. I had seen the Body hanging in the pole barn for years. He had parts scattered all over the barn. I have rounded up all of them and identified most everything. With that said, I think any further posts will be in the restoration forum. I already have a lot of questions.
1. Would this car qualify as a numbers matching vehicle?
2. If it is "numbers matching" would it be more valuable later if I tried to put it back to near original or just make a driver out of it? I am thinking the kids or grand kids may not want to keep it.
3. If replacement parts are required, will "period correct" parts retain value better than newer or better parts?
4. Is there anything in the info I have given that makes this car more rare than another 70 GTO?
That is all for now. But I just started so I know there will be plenty more.