Re: Are "tributes" replicas? Advice for 1st gen convertible shopper?
First, welcome to the board.
I am like you. I had a 67 RS when I was 16 years old in HS. Now I just turned 50 and just finished my build on a 69. Mine is a base model and is a Z28 Clone Pro Touring style.
For me, I did not care about originality. I wanted to build my dream car before I turned 50 and acomplished that goal. I love my car. That is is the most important thing, not weather it is a clone or not.