Originally Posted by RatNova71
Just depends on which way you want to go, a nice car or a nice 100% correct car...the later will cost twice as much...lol.
Mine is almost 100% as I bought it, so I'm going to call it "original". Same paint, running gear, interior, etc.
I added a tach and a vacuum gauge, swapped out the Quadrajet for a Holley, and changed the air cleaner. I needed a new battery and a cable, but not a $350 battery and a $50 cable.
I've always been a fan of original, stock vehicles. But don't get me wrong; I'm in no way slamming folks who have rebuilt their cars, and personalized them more to their liking. The results are impressive, and they should feel a sense of pride and accomplishment.
I am fortunate to be the original owner, and mine doesn't need nearly that much work. So for the purists, it's not 100% correct, but it's still an original, and in my opinion, in some elite company with other lucky owners with similiar Novas.