2 years ago I bought this numbers match, low optioned 4 speed Z. Pretty much what I would have wanted if I could have bought it new. The car has a little body rot in the usual places, an older paint job and a weathered hood decal but was presentable as is for now. It promptly developed a noisy rod bearing and was taken off the road. The ultimate goal is a full restoration but unlike all my previous projects, instead of stripping it to a shell and doing it all at once, I decided to build it in phases, with the first being obviously the engine, and might as well redo the suspension. Prior to buying this I was autocrossing a late model mustang (seen in the photo) which kindled my desire for handling. And my last vintage musclecar was a 72 Duster that ran mid 11's in stock appearing trim and polyglass tires which inspired me in making something look showroom stock but perform much better. So that being said, my goal for this car is to build a stock appearing car in the pro-touring spirit. But only in so much as bolt on's. I am steering well away from irreversable changes like welded in reinforcements etc. I want to be able to revert this back to a stock Z with just wrenches.