Nope no plan to get rid of it. I have a 1968 also that I have had for many years. The only way these cars leave me is when I die and they get auctioned off.
As for the plug being just as ugly, I have toyed with a little filler and leveling it then a shot of paint for a clean removal. I was hoping somebody else had done it so I can see if I like it or not. Heck I might even get a new lid for the trunk and have it painted.
1968 Coupe <53000 miles on her 289 came off the line Jan 21st 1968. I bought it in 1983
2013 Shelby GT500 Born 12/06/2012 number 439 of 530 in DIB and 1 of 9 with Red Stripes over the top and on the seats