Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gastonia, NC - Born & raised in Connecticut - 31 years
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Nice pics. I'm jealous. Original numbers matching is always nice to have, but really only if you are a "purist" or "collector" and look to sell it at some point based on that. Many a GTO had their original engines/trans damaged or blown up at some point in their lives. You didn't buy it to use as a grocery getter and the used ones were snapped up by those young kids like me who flogged them even more who then blew them up or swapped parts about. You blew something up, and you could go to a junkyard and get your engine/trans/rear-end cheaper than rebuilding your destroyed item. So many muscle cars, GTO's included, got re-powered or re-transmissioned. So in my opinion, numbers matching is not really that important to someone who plans on driving/using the car. It gives you flexibility in the parts you choose. A "purist" or "collector" having a numbers matching GTO isn't going to be adding aftermarket non-factory replacement parts -no big cams, headers, aluminum heads, dual fours, wide tires, mags, etc.. They call it "resto-mod", but it still means "hotrodding" to me, and that's what it is all about.
Again, your call on how you do it up -its now your ride.