Let’s say you love the modern conveniences of a late model car but you find the style of classic cars to be superior to today’s new car designs. Retrobuilt, based in Nixa, Missouri has come up with a good compromise for you. These guys will take a late model Mustang from 2005 to current model and make it look like a 1970 Boss 302. You can tell from the pictures that the proportions are a bit off, but in general the overall look isn’t bad. The conversion project entails removing all of the body panel and replacing them with fiberglass panels, a shaker hood, HID headlights, stainless trim, and 18” wheels. All you need is a donor Mustang and $34,500 to get started!
If you love the look of the 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 but want the modern amenities that come with a late model ‘Stang, then Retrobuilt from Nixa, Missouri has a ride for you. All you need is a Mustang convertible from 2005 or newer. Retrobuilt will then completely replace the exterior of the car (except the doors) with new fiberglass body panels, chrome trim, door handles, and taillight covers. You’ll also get vinyl stripes, Shelby wheels and tires, and custom HID headlights. Then there’s an optional racing package which includes a supercharger, Baer brakes, and custom suspension. These guys have even gone as far as to work out a license deal to use the Shelby name. The base price for the conversion starts at $34,500.
Meet the coolest mom in the whole world. Alex Taylor, 16, is too young to participate in NHRA events but she did qualify for 2013 Drag Week. While all other 16 year olds were in the classroom, Alex’s mom allowed her to miss a full week of school to take to the ¼ mile. That’s a pretty cool move for a mom, but what makes her even cooler is that she let Alex borrow her drag-ready 1968 Camaro! We’re happy to report that Alex took full advantage of this opportunity and actually posted some times in 11’s!
Let’s face it, if you’re a genuine motor-head deep down you want to be buried in a car. We all have to go sometime so you might as well go out in a coffin that suits your style. These Cruisin Caskets, inspired by lead sleds from the 1950’s, are made of fiberglass and sport your typical coffin interior. They start at $5,500 for the base model but you can opt for some upgrades such as white wall tires, chrome trim, and our personal favorite – ice chest conversion option! That’s right, if you decide to invest in one of these Cruisin Caskets now, you can use it as a crowd-pleasing cooler at your next backyard barbecue. Which one of these beauties would you want to take on a 6 ft. drive?
Enjoy these photos showing some of the crazy things people do to their cars. You're better off not asking why...
The Plymouth Barracuda was built from 1964 to 1974. It was originally based on the Plymouth Valiant as a fastback A-body coupe style. Although the first Barracudas were heavily based on the Valiant, Plymouth quickly realized they needed differentiate the two models to avoid confusion. In 1965 the chrome “Valiant” logo located on the trunk was phased out and in 1966 the Barracuda fish logo was implemented to create the identity of a distinct model.
In 1966 the Barracuda received new taillights and new front sheet metal to create a more sharp look to the fenders. A new dashboard was added to make room for a tachometer and oil pressure gauges. Upgraded deluxe models sported top of the fender turn signals seated in a fin fixture. The bumpers were also made larger from previous models.
Bonus Footage: The original 1966 Plymouth Barracuda Commercial
This custom Camaro ZL1 beefed up by a Hennessey Performance broke 200 MPH on a Texas State Police sanctioned test run. Supposedly Hennessey was helping a new electronic toll system called TxTag, but I think they just wanted to show off how bad this modified 750 horsepower ZL1 really is. This is the Hennessey HPE750 ZL1 which features the following key performance enhancing modifications:
• CNC Stage 3 Ported Cylinder Heads
• HPE Air Induction System
• Upgraded Valvetrain Parts
• Custom HPE Camshaft
• Stainless Steel Headers
• High Flow Catalytic Converters
The Martini Mustang was created by Steve Strope owner of Pure Vision. It’s a 1966 Fastback draped in the Martini Racing colors, but what’s more interesting is what lies under the hood. No, it’s a not another supercharged crate motor, but a Ford/Lotus engine from a 1966 Indy 500 racecar! The 300 cubic inch 4-cam V8 pumps out 425 horsepower at 7,000 RPM and only weighs 300 pounds with its aluminum block and magnesium covers. Check out the in-depth video below of this very unique ride.
1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible V8 400 Low Miles. This rare white, black GTO is a well documented and matching numbers car, powered by the big 400 ci V8 and a 4-barrel carburetor; this is the first year for this combination to be used. The engine is matched to the TH400 automatic transmission, which is column mounted - very rare on a GTO. Very nice, neat and clean interior features wood grain dash, and custom stereo. Brand new convertible top. The odometer is showing 26,000 miles and we believe that to be original. This car shifts and drives out smooth!