Rod or restore a Hang Ten

Hey all. I'm new to the forum and classics in general. I could really use some advice about what to do with a car I just bought. It's a 1975 Dodge Dart Sport Hang Ten edition. All sheet metal is good, no rust, 80% original paint, sbp ralley wheels, all chrome/trim is there and its really straight. I know the car has been wet sanded (hang ten graphics barely visible), was a six but is now an 8, and the vynil on the front buckets is starting to crack a little. Its got the jack stand, the console, 904 trans hooked to a 318 and a 7.25 rearend.

I don't know if this is something that would be more valuable to restore to original specs, or if this is something that I should keep clean and swap out some basics. I'd love for it to be a 360, with the bigger rearend and disc brakes up front. If I were to go custom I would consider adding the factory options that the car didn't have... dual scoops, 1/2 vinyl top, rallye lights on the front bumper, tuff wheel, etc.

So what do you think? Does this sound like a car that should be restored to factory specs or cleaned up and customized to have factory options that don't match the tags?
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