I thought both of my cars were oddball choices when I decided to build them. But it took just a quick search on google to find out there were a huge number of early Falcons done as gassers. The early Austin is still OK, as I've never found another one done as a gasser. Saw a couple done as street rods, but not a gasser.
I personally like seeing something different built as a gasser. More important to me that it's done right, than what car was chosen to do it. Traditional gasser fans wont approve of something different, but build it for yourself, not for the crowd. People told me my Austin would look like a London cab gasser. But I didn't really care, as I could see it's potential.