Car collecting and restoring seem to have several camps. The purists, who like to restore cars the way they were originally built. Resto-mod people, who like the look of cars from their past but want them to be more modern in their performance and comfort. And customizers, who like a bit of bling and want their cars to show the owners individuality. I am not a purist by any stretch. While I appreciate those who take their cars back to original to me if you are going to drive the car a lot there are many reasons why they donít build them the way they used to. Performance, safety, convenience, and fuel economy are just a few. I fall mainly into the resto-mod camp with a bit of customizing thrown in.
With my Z I took it to the extreme in both resto-modding and customizing. As I say the only thing stock on the Z now is the roof and the glass, everything else has been modified to some extent. The AMX on the other hand has been strictly resto-modded. I love the look of this car and will not tamper with the body.
My plans for the truck are still up in the air. It is very nice the way it is but I will drive it for a while before making any major decisions about upgrades or modifications.