Where do you stand on the classic car restoration debate? For the purpose of this discussion, I'll use 3 categories.
Restomod: new tube frame chassis, modern 18+ inch low offset wheels, removed chrome, LS swap, bodywork heavily modified, interior updated with modern gauges and stereo, etc. Most modifications are irreversible. Sometimes only basic shape of body is retained.
Authentic: Retain original body and chassis. Same type of engine as originally installed. Period correct, but not necessarily original everything. Aftermarket wheels, upgraded suspension parts, and ignition upgrades are common. Still retains the look and feel of the car with some updates to improve reliability and driveability.
Number matching: Obsessive pursuit of a restoration award. Factory overspray, original bolt markings, paint markings as used by assembly plant, tags on radio as delivered to dealership. A muse for FOGs suffering with obsessive compulsive disorder. Owner obsessed with the value of car, usually a trailer queen.
I'm in the middle, as you might guess. There are enough museum pieces out there, so I'd rather have a car to drive.
I still, however, like to keep a period look to old cars. Just look at all of the street rods built in the 80s and 90s. They look like shit now. I also like to retain the engineering of the car. A C4 suspension on a C2 is objectively better, but you can no longer appreciate the innovative independent rear suspension championed by Zora Arkus Duntov