Old cars rule. Plenty of new cars are cool. Can you combine those two worlds and make something special? No. No you cannot, at least with respect to vintage looks from a modern machine. Swapping modern internal bits is great. Putting a real old body on a modern chassis can make for a fun ride. But every time I’ve seen an example of a modern car made to look retro, I find it never really works.
I’d love to be proven wrong here. I’m open to the idea of this sort of modified car, yet I’ve never found one I think actually looks any good.
And it seems that’s not changing anytime soon.
See, for example, the latest offender. A builder has created an old K5 Blazer look for a modern Chevy Tahoe. The result is almost there. I actually like the blue and white two tone paint. The metal bumpers are weird but also sort of work. But the rest of the proportions are off.
Have you found any examples of a modern car made to look old, where the finished product looks good?