I chose to do a nut and bolt resto according to my tastes. it will be a killer of a ride when done. i have every single original part for this wagon down to the wheels and hubcaps . original exhaust manifolds intake carb dual snorkel breather etc. even the single juice jar master cylinder. nothing unfortunate here my friend and nothing killed.
Yes, each to their own taste. I'm passionate about unrestored original vehicles, even if they have a patina. However, your car no longer has survivor status, they are original once ;-)