What is a Restomod?

what is a restomodHave you ever seen a stunningly restored car on the road, and watched in awe as it raced by you in the passing lane as if it were a super-charged muscle car? Well if so, then you’ve borne witness to one of the most glorious creations in the universe: behold the mighty restomod!

What is a Restomod?

As the term suggests, a restomod is one part car restoration, and one part modified car. It’s the perfect blend of yesterday’s pristine craftsmanship, and today’s technology such as quick-ratio steering boxes, coil-over shocks, disc brakes, quick-ratio steering boxes, exhaust headers, aluminum cylinder heads, and more. Many restomods also incorporate enhancements such as overdrive transmissions and fuel engine modifications, which boosts performance and fuel efficiency. And of course, finding these parts is usually easier and faster than trying to hunt down specific parts for an older model, especially if production was limited (which is often the case).

At the same time – and just as importantly – a restomod may be safer to drive than a restored car; at least at high speeds on the freeway, or under demanding driving conditions. Indeed, while some restored cars are perfectly fine for regular city driving, many of them simply weren’t made for a time when 60 MPH was the posted speed, and the flow of traffic often exceeds that. The same goes for older cars that were built for relatively pleasant driving conditions. Owners in parts of the country that are subject to plenty of rain or snow may find that a restomod is not just a good idea, but a necessary one to preserve the integrity, performance and functionality.

On top of this, all else being equal a restomod will likely have a higher resale value than a restored car, simply because there will be more demand from more people. What’s more, the work done and parts added to thrust the glorious car into the 21st century will certainly increase its value, much how home improvements boost resale values that often equal or even exceed the initial investment.

restomodWith all of this being said, is a restomod right for you? Ultimately, that’s not a decision we can make for you, nor is it one that you should make lightly. While there are ways to approach a restomod that minimize investment and maximize value, it’s a significant undertaking. There are pros and cons, do’s and don’ts, and you need to evaluate all of these before making an informed decision. Fortunately, you can get the help you need by contacting the car restomod experts at Precision Restorations today!

Get the Help You Need at Precision Restorations

To connect with a team of restomod experts that devoted classic car owners like you have trusted for years, contact us toll free at 1-844-652-1966 today, or email me directly at dale@precisioncarrestoration.com. We love talking about cars and can’t wait to help you with your next project!