We have already questioned the quality of modern automotive designs by exploring fantastic cars and trucks with the classic looks, so now it is time to take a swing at the boxes on wheels that nowadays manufacturers dare to call SUVs.
We will be featuring the models from the past that were meticulously restored to deliver both aesthetic and driving pleasures. Original Broncos, Scouts, Rovers and Blazers are here to remind you that a family vehicle does not have to look generic and dull.
Some of previous #AutomotiveTerritory videos that you are likely to enjoy:
Classic pick up trucks restored with modern technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK-FHynh8DA
Best modern muscle cars that will amaze you today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GkAzHhy_Os
More information about all entries in this #AT_Trucks episode:
New Legend 4×4 Retro Series Scout II: newlegend4x4.com/build-type/retro-series
New Legend 4×4 Retro Series Scout II keeps the original frame and body, that get heavily restored and repaired. It also features a new full family roll cage, brakes, powertrain and fuel system with a 30-gallon tank.
Toyota Land Cruiser ICON FJ40 Roadster: icon4x4.com/fj
Toyota Land Cruiser ICON FJ40 Roadster is a modern interpretation of the classic Toyota FJ Land Cruiser. With no doors, no heater, no air-conditioning and, therefore, less weight, the Roadster aims at true fans of old-school rugged 4×4.
Ford Bronco by Velocity Restorations: velocityrestorations.com/for-sale/classic-ford-broncos
The owners and operators of the Florida based Velocity Restorations, Stuart Wilson and Brandon Segers, claim to be the biggest Ford Bronco Buffs in America. Whether it’s the case, you will have to see for yourself by taking a look at the gorgeous classic models of the 1966 through 1977.
ZEN Land Rover Defender 90 by Arkonik: arkonik.com/custom-defenders/676/zen-land-rover-d90-defender
Based on the 1992 Land Rover Defender 90, the soft-top ZEN by Arkonik is one of the company’s most recent builds that gets stylish midnight blue exterior with 16-in beadlock wheels and features a fully restored body and powertrain.
Ford Bronco R: media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2019/11/04/ford-back-in-the-saddle-bronco-r.html
The arrival of the all-new Bronco is imminent sometime in 2020, but Ford couldn’t avoid teasing its fans with a prototype labeled the Ford Bronco R.
Lamborghini LM002: media.lamborghini.com/english/models/contemporary-and-historical-models/lm-002
The Urus might be the only super SUV in the current Lamborghini lineup, but the title of the first-born sport utility by the by the Italian brand belongs to the LM002.
Range Rover Classic Project Gunn: ecdautodesign.com/portfolio-item/project-gunn/ and ecdautodesign.com/range-rover-classic/
If you are a fan of British four-wheel drive cars, then be careful as the restoration enthusiasts from ECD Automotive Design know how to make you dig into your purse. Based on the Range Rover Classic County LWB, the Project Gun retains the classic exterior of the long-wheelbase truck and stuffs it with modern amenities.
Chevrolet K5 Blazer by Icon: icon4x4.com/inventory/gallery/now/102
Chevrolet K5 Blazer by Icon, dubbed the Reformer, is based on the 1969 Chevy Blazer K5. Originally built in 2015, the SUV is currently on sale for 235 grands with mere 1200 miles on the odometer, as the previous owner literally “was afraid of driving it as the Reformer was too perfect”.
Ares Design Land Rover Defender: aresdesign.com/en-us/cars/land-rover-defender/
Since sportscars are the bread and butter of the Ares Design tuner, it has come a surprise to everyone when the company release their own bespoke version of the Land Rover Defender in 2018.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class by Expedition Motor Company: expeditionmotorcompany.com/builds
The G-Wagon is somewhat of a cult vehicle that has been manufactured in the same shape for the past 30 years, but the modern models stand no chance against the 250GD Wolf restored by the Expedition Motor Company.
Toyota FJ62 by FJ Company: fj.co/detail/1988-Land-Cruiser-FJ62_211
Based on the 1988 Land Cruiser 60 Series, this Toyota FJ62 is one of the youngest restorations performed by FJ Company. The custom-built SUV boasts plenty of the original components and keeps the classy two-tone exterior styling, that actually debuted on the 1988 model.