Simple upgrades can make a difference and not break the bank. Radial tires, gas shocks, IROC steering box, larger sway bar, bushings, sound/heat deadener, stereo, brake upgrade. Then maybe engine mods, ignition, heads, carb or EFI. Nothing terribly bad about a 50 year old car with a few upgrades, My stock with the above upgrades, a 56k survivor is more fun than my XTS, except for heated seats and steering wheel!!!