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Factory clone or restomod?
Hey guys. As you may know, I just picked up a '68 LeMans convertible. Like most folks, I am obviously going to make this a GTO clone. The car currently does not appear to be numbers matching plus I will be replacing the frame due to damage.
Now out of curiosity, I am looking for opinions and advice on whether I should make my clone as close to a factory GTO as possible (Muscle Car TV did this to a Camaro) or should I make it a restomod GTO?
Personally, I know I like shiney things, for example, I like polished 17" wheels, ceramic coated long tube headers, and shiney chrome accents in the engine area over stock parts. I also tend to like upgraded items like tubular control arms, disc brakes, and power adders. But I do understand that a factory correct clone is just as eye catching. I am not trying to pass the clone off as a real GTO, but I do not see anything wrong with building one that is as close as possible to the real thing.
Just like to hear what you guys have to say.