What is a restomod?
A restomod is a modified restoration. There's no one way to do a restomod. It can literally be any version of a classic car that you want to create. Restomod mustangs are super popular these days because of Eleanor, a 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 that was reimagined for the film Gone in 60 Seconds. While you can still tell that the vehicle is a 1967 Mustang, it has much more flare and attitude than it did in it's original condition.
How much does a restomod cost?
The cost of a restomod varies just as wildly as the cars themselves do. A restomod budget really depends on the condition of the car when you get started and how far you want to take it. If the car is in running condition and you're looking to make it streetable with an LS swap and new wheels and tires then that's far cheaper than a frame-off build with custom interior and a whole new paint job. You can spend anywhere from $20,000 to $250,000 and beyond.
Are restomods still valuable?
When it comes to classic cars, the value of each one really is in the eye of the beholder. A person that is looking for an all-original classic car is not going to see a restomod as valuable as a person who appreciates the work done to the interior, or the engine swap, or whatever the case may be. Some people even prefer restomods because they often have modern conveniences like power steering and air conditioning that a lot of classic cars didn't come with originally.
So to answer the question, yes, restomods are still valuable to the group of people that know and appreciate what a restomod is.
How do I get started?
One of our Performance Specialists will help you navigate the entire restoration process from start to finish. We offer free estimates to take a look at your project car and can recommend a towing service if needed.
If you are unable to bring the car to us for an estimate then please send as many photos of your vehicle as you can to firstname.lastname@example.org.