10 Old Classic Cars Restored and Custom Modified with New Tech

Modern cars are amazing, some of them even border with science fiction, but one of the major complaints that experienced drivers have is that their designs lack true spirit of auto making that was inherent to the automobiles of the past. Indeed, classic designs are unbelievably beautiful and anyone would be lucky to own one, but what if you still cannot avoid the temptation to have some high tech in the cabin and a more powerful engine under the hood?

As it turns out, there is a viable solution for such a dilemma. A great number of designing and engineering studios are ready to take your beloved favorites and turn them into powerful beasts of modern automaking. In this episode we are going to give you the best representatives of these four wheelers that incorporate the latest tech innovations, and can leave you breathless with their stunning looks.

Cars featured in this video:

Bristol Bullet: bristolcars.co.uk

Bullet is based on the iconic Bristols 404 and 405. This classic beauty is brought into motion by a modern BMW 4.8 Liter V8.

Icon TR: icon4x4.com/tr

One of the gorgeous creations of the Icon company is TR, that is based on the 1947 Chevy Thriftmaster pickup.

Singer: singervehicledesign.com/works/

Nostalgic drivers are the major customers of the American based remodeling company Singer Vehicles Design. In order to become Singer’s client, you have to provide a fully road-legal Porsche 911 Coupe or Targa of 1989 through 1994 model years.

Revology’s 1967 Shelby GT500: revologycars.com

Revology has long been famous for custom fabricating classic Ford vehicles. Inspired by its owner, Tom Scorpello, a former Ford employee, the company gave the timeless classic 1967 Shelby GT500 a new life.

CFB 1971 Ford Bronco Naples:

CFB 1971 Ford Bronco Naples is a completely rebuilt 1971 model with a new Coyote 5.0-liter engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Caterham SuperSprint: uk.caterhamcars.com/cars/seven-supersprint

SuperSprint is an original 60th inspired race car brought into motion by a 96-hp turbocharged 3-cylinder engine.

Icon FJ: icon4x4.com/fj

Based on 1960-1983 Toyota FJ series, ICON FJ is a mid-size SUV with 430 hp 6.2 liter V8 available in 4 different body types.

Morgan EV3: morgan-motor.co.uk/ev3

The most recent newcomer to the Morgan lineup is the sports three-wheeler with an electric powertrain called Morgan EV3.

Gunther Werks 400R: guntherwerks.com/400r-overview
Gunther Werks’ first attempt in conquering the automarket is the 400R concept, that was based on the Porsche 911, 993 series with a naturally aspirated engine, that many true fans consider as the last “true 911”.

GT500CR 900S Shelby Mustang: classic-recreations.com/shelby-g-t-500cr-900s-specs/

Shelby GT500CR 900S is a classic 1967 muscle car rebuilt by Classic Recreation with a 770hp engine.

N2a Motors 7-8-9: n2amotors.com/789-1

N2a Motors is replacing bodies of modern cars and retrofits chassis with classic designs. Their most interesting products are retrofitted Corvettes C5 or C6, that are turned into Chevrolet Impalas of the 1957 through 1959 model years.


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  1. when a car cost more then a small house its time to say con. yes a con. 100 000 grand home 10.000 car tops. why pay for looks. think body, wheels, motor interior. compare to a house .you can then see there way way over priced but miles. time . how long will it take to build a house costing 100.000uk brick and block and holds its value. so cars and motor cycles are way way over priced. one motor cycle costs 10.000 the thing should cost under £3.000.00. over priced because some fool has more money then eny sense. just compare things. a phone 500.00 is worth 50.00. its just a con and another con computers parts hard ware and soft where is the biggest con of all. why pay 3 or 4.000.00 for cloned soft ware and to send out soft ware that has bugs is basiclly sending out a faulty product. 4000.00 no its worth 40 00 uk its not legal to sell faulty products. a touch tablet 2000.00+ should be 100.00 at most. 3d printers 100 at most for the top spec ones scanner 30.00. 3d plasic pla etc $1us per large reel and thats for all the materials. i seen a 5000 camera looked at it and worked out its true worth , not even 400.00. lenses 5.000 for a lens no try 100 for the same one. if you see how things are made you will soon see that the mark up is pulled out of a hat. its no where the true cost which is way lower.. the cost of every thing is do over priced its a joke. not just a little over priced but more then 90% over priced and the more expensive the product is marked up at and classed as top of the range the more its over priced. yes i have relatives in the industries and they can say yes they are way way over priced. its all a con. no wonder theres poverty in the world. too much greed

  2. I wonder if the same setup for the Icon TR could also be set up with a Chevrolet/GMC truck style that is based upon 1967-1972 or 1973-1991(1989-1991 for the Suburban/1500 Suburban) truck body styles?

  3. Automotive Territory, you were right, I did enjoy this video! This type of approach to performing what I call a "Complete Restification" of a classic body was exactly what I was talking about! This is. .. ( although admittedly on a singular vehicle scale, and on a MUCH SMALLER BUDGET ) the type of modifications that I perform on a vehicle. I have successfully completed that type of build that was a first of its kind , 20 years ago. I still have the truck. It's a 1983 Chevrolet C-20 3/4 ton, 2wd, longbed pickup, that has been retrofitted with the complete wiring harness, PCM, 4 wheel anti lock braking system, electronically controlled heavy duty 4L80e 4 speed automatic transmission , and fuel injected small block Chevy 350 from a 1994 Chevrolet G-30 van.
    The stock 350 has been upgraded to a 383 stroker small block Chevy engine with a custom hydraulic roller cam, World Products Sportsman Cylinder heads,Edelhrock Performer T.B.I intake, Custom built T.B.I throttle body that houses a pair of 454 spec injectors, and a adjustable fuel pressure regulator, true dual snorkel ram air intake airbox with a K&N filter, full MSD 6AL ignition system, engine/drive train optimization and management is handled by a J.E.T. Technologies custom burned chipset within the factory P.C.M. It has a rebuilt factory housing, heavy duty 14 bolt, semi floating axle truck rearend , with 4:10.1 gears, and a Eaton G80 locking differential. It was never designed to be a show truck, it was actually a experiment that ended up working, lol . I never cosmetically finished it, so it looks like any other Chevy Truck, until you get in it, or look under the hood. On the chassis dyno, it put down 422 H.P. and 447 ft.lbs to the rear wheels. Fully emissions compliant with a 3 inch exhaust system with a high flow catalytic converter and a 40 series Flowmaster muffler. Everything functions as intended, including the anti lock braking system. There's not another one like it on the planet to my knowledge. It is very sparse on the interior options, manual windows and locks, bench seat, no A/C.
    It's been the most reliable vehicle that I have ever owned.
    After 20 years of being used as a work truck/tow rig ( I pull a 22 ft. car trailer with it) and living in a crime ridden city, it's got its share of dents and scratches, and it's starting to get a little bit rusty, but as long as the battery is hot, and there's fuel in the tank, it will faithfully fire right up and be able to go! I also have a 1977 Chevy Impala 4 door sleeper car, and a 1986 Chevrolet Camaro. ….but they're 2 completely different stories!
    Great video, loved it! You just gained another new subscriber! Have a great day!

  4. I fully understand why some modify classics. It's a simple fact, that cars are ment to be driven. Not all are interested in having a car, that doesn't handle very well, if they intend to use them frequently. They like the looks but wants a handling that's up to date. When modified properly the classics don't lose the drivers car attitude. Some new cars makes You feel like a World Champion, but You lack the sense of You driving the car.

  5. That last Chevy was gorgeous. GM always teased with the most beautiful show cars and then dumbed most of them down into boring people movers. The 789 looks like it was done by Harley Earl.

  6. Depends on the car really, some cars take to it well others don't. The cars mentioned are quite good examples of sensitive upgrading. As parts become more scarce on post war classics engineers will have to become more creative with their solutions.

  7. I'd much rather see all the electric conversions instead of this gas engine garbage…my lungs are already messed up from breathing tailpipe exhaust in the city )=

  8. I first read about the 789 about 12 years ago I think when they had produced less than a dozen models, all slightly different and all with different color schemes. It would be interesting to know how many exist today.

  9. My vehicle can be added to the list soon. After driving her 20 years she gets a new manual transmission, an engine rebuild and a new interior this coming spring and summer. She is still running strong but the transmission is hard to shift and the interior is faded. I will also be painting the undercarriage and the body in the autumn. It is cheaper for me to restore my vintage beauty than it is to buy an ugly car of today.

  10. I recently sawup close an all original 1966 Shelby GT500. Gorgeous. Amazing. Buuut i knew that it wouldnt handle too well which kind of takes the shine off it. So im all for these recreations.


  12. !!!UPDATE!!! 7-8-9 is not solely based on the Chevrolet Impala design (the first Impala was released in 1958). This car actually represents three model years of Chevrolet in the overall design. The 789 has the “hooded eyes” and chrome grille of a Chevrolet ’57, a mid-section that’s reminiscent of a ’58 Impala and the “bird in flight” rear tailfins of a ’59." We apologize for the initial confusion.

    Cars used to be better… That’s what many of us have heard over the years. But driving classic cars in modern conditions could be challenging but why can’t you have both classic styling and modern tech? Here are 10 bespoke cars that offer just that. Which one would you get? (if you could handle the price tag, of course).

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