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September 24, 2019

By: Jonathan

CARS

5 Resto Mods Headed For Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

We’ve been saying it as long as we can remember, which is… can’t remember, we have a lot of fun at Gas Monkey. However, what we’ve been saying is resto mods are the kickass. The combination of new meets old is nothing new to us here, but it seems like the world has finally taken notice as well and a whole slew of them are set to hit Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction next month.

“Resto-Mods have become the new standard in vehicle customization,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The build-up in demand for Resto-Mods, however, isn’t all that surprising. Many collectors have become used to the modern creature comforts found in today’s cars but are still attracted the nostalgia of the classic designs. Our Las Vegas Auction will have some of the very best examples of professionally built Resto-Mods cross the block in October.”

That being said, let’s take a look at five, of the many, destined to be showstoppers.

1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM HARDTOP

Classic Chevrolet styling this ’55 ramps up the Chevy power with a Z06 Corvette LS7 pumping out 505hp and features a Z06 6-speed manual transmission.

1970 DODGE CHARGER R/T CUSTOM COUPE

From a rust free body to resto mod, this Charger is everything we hope to see out of the scene. It features a 500cu.-in. Indy Cylinder Head Wedge V8 with a TREMEC five-speed transmission ready to send the power to the high-performance Nitto tires.

1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CUSTOM HARDTOP

From low riders to Donks and restorations to resto mods the Impala is perhaps one of the most customizable models in history. This decked out Imp features its all original chrome, albeit re-chromed, and was updated with a LS3 6.2-liter small block V8. Not a bad upgrade for a car that went un-driven for 36-years until 2014.

1967 PONTIAC GTO CUSTOM COUPE

LS swap the world! Needless to repeat, but let’s, this ’67 has been upgraded with a 7.0-liter LS engine and painted Porsche Bahama Blue.

1968 FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM FASTBACK

Finally some Ford power! This ’68 features a 5.0-liter Coyote engine, BOSS 302 intake and a 6-speed TREMEC transmission. Paired with its sinister looks, it’s worthy of its Villian nickname.

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