Recently we purchased a 1967 SS180 in quite a sorry state... It ran, but none of the electrics worked. It was filthy and covered in rust stains.
We removed all the badges, trims, old floor runners, tank, etc. Then we set about cleaning and polishing the shit out of it.
We also removed the poorly installed Vespatronic, rebuilt the original stator plate and got it running perfectly on its points.