Classics Low-Mileage Restomod Is An Unusual Patina Show Truck
1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe Turned High-Tech Restomod with LS1 Power
The owner of this 1940 Ford is reliving fond high school memories of his first car, and then some, with this high-tech LS1 powered restomod cruiser.Martin's first car at age 16 was a 1940 Ford that got the nickname "Thumper" for its severe hot rod rake that was likened to the rabbit in the movie "Bambi." He only held onto the car for two short years before needing to sell it for college funds. Decades later, an old high school friend of Martin's came across a 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe sitting in a barn in southern Illinois.
The only thing this truck needs is a new owner who will appreciate it!
Back in the mid 1950s, pickups started to shift from dedicated workhorses, to becoming more customer focused vehicles. It was the beginning of the pickup truck boom,pickup has only 750 miles on the highly custom build - this is no run-of-the-mill vehicle either. make it a very attractive find from Crown.
Out in Oregon, this die-hard Cadillac fanatic lives amongst his herd
Photo by Iron Trap GarageDan Morehouse grew up heavily steeped in his father’s obsession in Ford vehicles and parts, but Morehouse’s automotive fate drew him elsewhere—Cadillacs. What started in college with a couple of 1959 Cadillacs that he sold to buy a house turned into a whole lot more, despite his best efforts. “I found this ’59 Biarritz, and […] The post Out in Oregon, this die-hard Cadillac fanatic lives amongst his herd appeared first on Hagerty Media.
Poweringis a LY6 6.0L LS, built to impress. A Stage 1 BTR with dual valve springs, pushrods, DOD delete, and Holley intake. Backing the beefy engine is a 6L80E, six-speed automatic transmission. The drivetrain feeds into a 10-bolt 3.73 Posi Center Section. An incredible exhaust note comes a Dual Black Widow 3-inch exhaust and mufflers.
The truck rides on RideTech coilovers at the front and rear, and gets stopping power from 4-wheel disc brakes. It rolls on a set of 20x9-inch Detroit Steel Artillery Style wheels, which are wrapped in Nitto 255/35 tires.
Exterior wise, this classic pickup is an obvious homage to the patina culture. It also has Trique Manufacturing door latches, new glass and weatherstripping, and LED headlights. The bed is highly custom with BedWood Bed Kit with Stainless Bed Strips. Likewise, the interior is always highly custom.
It rides on an updated suspension that employs tubular upper and lower control arms, chrome shocks, and gets its braking power from the upgraded front disc brakes. Other highlights are the power steering rack, billet tilt column, and Vision Legend Series chrome wheels.
If you’re looking for a turn-key, one-of-a-kind vintage pickup truck, this is one of the finest ones
Super-Clean 1965 Oldsmobile 442 Hides Restomod Upgrades .
Factory looks with aftermarket performance. It's not often that a car labeled as a restomod also gets to boast a status of mostly original, but that's exactly the unique situation of this 1965 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4-4-2 being auctioned off through The Driven Exchange. Everything about this classic muscle car seems to suggest it's a stock 442, and while it definitely underwent a high-quality rotisserie restoration, this build is ready to cruise thanks to some hidden restomod upgrades. Those upgrades start under the hood, but not exactly how you might think.