Let me start off by saying my '68 coupe is going to be a total resto-mod. I want to build a GT/CS clone and not much of the car is going to remain original. The interior is Ivy Gold and I plan on changing to a black interior, so the column would need to be painted. I'm also going to install a rack and pinion set up and will need to cut the inner shaft to be able to install the R&P. After talking to a couple of R&P companies, they got me thinking about not keeping the tilt-away and just installing an aftermarket column. I like the idea of having the original tilt-away column because it's kind of a quirky option, but then again, it's kind of useless. The column is functional and complete, so I know I could get a decent amount of money for it, but I'm still kind of torn on removing it from the car.