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    Classic vs. Resto-Mod??

    Cars and Coffee Talk: Resto-Mod vs. Classic?

    Enjoy my latest blog article and give us your opinion on the subject?? I feel like as long as the vehicle is not in original state or rare, then let the mods begin!
    Thanks, Joe

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    the pictures of the car shown in your blog remind me of the German tuning scene which is world famous for its bad taste...apart from that, if you apply technical improvements to say a 64 C2, than you don;t necessarily have to start making it look like a pimp car.
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    I see......in the US, these type cars are also called "Pro Touring" and have become very popular!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowjoe24 View Post
    I see......in the US, these type cars are also called "Pro Touring" and have become very popular!
    popular taste is not always equal to good taste....
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    I like tastefully done restomods along the lines of Jay Leno. A lot of the stuff he does is bolt on or safety mods. Muscle cars did not stop well or handle at all, so he upgrades the suspension and puts big brake kits. He also changes out the tires and wheels for bigger sets, but he makes the wheels look period correct.

    I like those sorts of modifications best.

    People like Chip Foose I don't get at all- he just chops the living crap out of the car and calls it a day.

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    Hey as long as we stay away from the cookie cutter cars they are making now!!
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    Let me throw this one out there:
    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cBCuLRVpCU"]1965 Corvette Pro Touring - YouTube[/ame]

    The car is local to me, and I've spoken to the owner on a couple of occasions. It is, by far, the biggest restomod/pro-touring project I've seen up close. Supposedly it has cost him 9 years and approx. $1m, yet he drives it as often as he can.
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    WOW!!!!
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    Well technically cars like what Singers are doing to old Porsche are sorta like Resto-Mod, though I think in actuality they are not that old since IIRC they are based on 964s. People are really after older style with modern underpinnings.

    I quite like Pro-Touring cars especially if they are done well, Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge for SEMA every year was basically a Pro-Touring car competition. And a local guy here in MI won it several times with different 1st gen Camaro. One of the more famous one being the "Red Devil":
    1969 Chevrolet Camaro Red Devil Pro Touring - Review - Car and Driver



    The car is also in GT6...



    Mark Stielow, the guy who built it, works for GM and is one of the chief engineer for the new Z/28 program...
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    Now that is Awesome!!
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    Thanks for the link!!
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    Another example of restomodding done right- Jay Leno's Ford Galaxie.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-BL7G5m98M"]Restoration Blog: 1966 Ford Galaxie, Ultimate Edition - Jay Lenos Garage - YouTube[/ame]

    Singer Porsches would be a good example too.

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    One Wicked Ford!!!
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    I'm ok with very light restomods...stuff you can't necessarily see.

    I'm more into the rat rodding and 50s/early 60s style Kustoms though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowjoe24 View Post
    Cars and Coffee Talk: Resto-Mod vs. Classic?

    Enjoy my latest blog article and give us your opinion on the subject?? I feel like as long as the vehicle is not in original state or rare, then let the mods begin!
    Great blog post Slowjoe! I love this classic look and agree with you completely!

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