Originally I went with black with gold accents and a light tan interior reflecting the influence of the times. Somewhere along the way I repainted the interior a combination of black/red and the wheel centers went from gold to black. It is a bit rough but taking into account how it has followed me around for decades I think it is still holding up pretty well.
A color combo that scream 1980's
I think the lines remained well proportioned but there isn't much room for a top. The steering wheel, door handles, and name plate still show a hint of Gold paint. That is a piece of real wood (balsa) covering the back of the windshield surround.
Hard to see but there is a tiny turbo with all the major plumbing buried back there. No intercooler though. The battery seems to be the only item that remained unpainted.
I think the four-wheel drive system needed a bit more engineering work ;-)
A photo of the original kit (source). Still wondering why it came molded in such a nasty color.