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Need advice on restoration of 70 GTO
I purchased a 1970 GTO back in October. I was suppose to paint this one for the owner , but he decided to abandon the restore and sold it to me. The car was completely stripped down to the frame and based on all of the paper work, the numbers all match except no numbers on the trans. It has a 400 with true RAMIII and auto Trans. Originally this car came from the factory with a Forest Green Metallic color and black vinyl top, A/C, Black interior with all electric inside and a split bench seat. Came with front Disc brakes. Little to no rust, and Judge stripes on the front and rear fenders. Previous owner completed restoration on the frame and under carriage of the body, added Disc brakes to the rear and install posi rear gears in original rear end.(All professionally done).
I am debating on restoring to complete original or doing some mods from original.
Example of mods: I have a Judge rear spoiler and a hood tach that I can install on the car. I would also want to change the color and not install the vinyl top and moldings. Also looking at replacing the slightly damaged original front bumper with a glass one. I would also like to change the interior to buckets and counsel.
Is the car worth more original or modified?
Would like some recommendations?
Thanks for the advice in advance.