Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Lansing, the one in ILLINOIS
I've been down that road. It is long and hard, heartbreaking, and full of potholes. So, lets start with the famous line; "It's your car, do what you want with it". Well, its a Shelby, so, after hours of back-breaking work, and expense, do you want it to be worth more? or worth less?
Then there is your line: "nut and bolt restoration". So, it sounds like you want it done correctly.
And maybe have it judged. Well, seems the judges (on Shelbys) have an agenda, and it is not pro-amatuer restorations. Example: it used to be you could do a color change, and loose 20 points. Now it automatically prevents you from a Gold award. No matter how excellent you car is.
So, back to your interior color change: First off, the tan color interior has a lesser production number, making it rarer. And it sets off the green even better. So think about that.
But its your car, and if black "gets it" for you, be ready to accept the consequences.
67 GT 350: MCA & SAAC Gold winner
67 S code GTA coupe