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Question of the Day: Do you like resto-mods?

Vote and give us your take in the comments section

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Resto-Mods are highly modified classic cars with current amenities, drivetrains, and suspensions. This segment of the collector car market is growing exponentially with many examples commanding six figures at auctions.

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The Hudson resto-mod looks resplendent in Roman Red, whitewalls and gleaming chrome trim

So dear readers, do you like resto-mods?

Vote and give us your take in the comments section below. Like my high school history teacher always told me, “There are no wrong answers.”

My take?  I appreciate their craftsmanship and design, but they’re not for me.

Do you like resto-mods?
276 votes · 276 answers
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada. The Santa Rosa, California native resides in Phoenix with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

12 COMMENTS

  1. I enjoy the ones that retain an original appearance, modern running gear underneath, and no stupid wheel/tire combos.

  2. I love them. I have 2-1956 Chevy Bel Air 2 door hardtops. One is a frame off restoration that is kept in an air conditioned and heated garage that looks more like an apartment. We call it Baby Chevy!

  3. I like resto mods that retain the look of the car. Modern drive train, updated suspension, with wheels and tires that fit the look of the car. No 22 inch wheels with rubber band tires.

  4. Yes, I think that the modern amenities that are added make the cars much safer and better handling. I don’t like the oversize wheels and tires. Looking at it from the outside it should appear stock.

  5. I love that Hudson. I’d buy it in a minute. I remember when it was up for sale located in Marietta, GA. I watched it and watched it. If you own it now and want to sell it, leave a message. Its simply wonderful.

  6. It’s a difficult question that pulls you both ways.On one hand it’s not a pure true version of what it once Originally was.It’s the age old question of “To be or not to be” However I believe that making the car Mod,is also important because it’s safer,it won’t break down as much and you’ll use it more because of all those reasons.So in a sense you can have your cake and eat it too!! The reason we love these cars is because they make us feel the poetry of the motion!! Anything that makes us feelthat is uplifting and positive.So I say yes!!!!

  7. Resto-mods are saving the collector industry, providing better than original versions of great examples of past automotive perfection.

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