So since DeLorean is moving ahead with the new replica law in place, what other cars or brands do you think could be revived for replica production?
Keep in mind the replicas have to be based on a car at least 25 years old to qualify under the law, but are not limited by country.
are u tellin me i can get a supra kit car? once its 25 of course
The original already had a fiberglass body. It's begging for it.
just fuck the whole automotive community up....
Must pass current emissions. Company will have to provide OEM parts, warranty, recalls if necessary and all that fun stuff that usually kills start ups. They don't have to pass current crash standards.
>caprices, panthers, and checkers will reign over siennas, priuses, and pic related soon
Something that we could never make anything like today.
>take current in-production design
>sell at premium to capitalist pig-dogs
is brilliant idea comrade
>inb4 icon or some other Cali-hipster shop starts importing these, putting LS engines in them and selling them for $100k
The original companies could allow small shops to make replicas, or even manufacture them themselves in small numbers or on request. Kind of like how guitar or synthesizer companies sometimes reissue old models (like the Les Paul Tribute or Korg's MS20) while still making new models.
There's a few cars that I'd gladly buy brand new if the option was there.
The replicas of original 1980 Suzuki Katana motorcycle (german design, japanese production) have been successful in the 90s. I suppose that with right advertising and modernized engine they would sell like hot cakes. Especially the 400cc and 650cc models.
on a slightly related subject, the IH "Scout" is apparently owned by some small business that maintains the catalog and a parts business... I could see a modern Scout as a great platform for this type of manufacture.
Total destruction of all the production as "unable to compete with the superior foreign technology". Boring culture. Boredom and retardation of the movie industry. Constant economical problems.
Now all /o/ stuff we produce is retrobikes for rich people and movie industry, cheap and boring civilian cars, some okay jeeps and assemble foreign cars.
Those are built on donor cars, and papered accordingly. I suppose the kit manufacturers could still get sued by rights holders (as has happened for makers of good Ferrari/Lamborghini kits I think). I'm not sure who owns the Cobra design, but it'd be interesting to see full replicas built without a donor chassis.
>new malaisebarges with modern V8s
Now that we can overcome emissions and make power, it is the time to shine.
>wanting this, new, able to cruise 150+ mph down the highway, is shit taste
Imagine a bench seat barge with heated/ACed seats.
Good news, everyone! By 1976 the grille was almost flat.
I dont even know what Vector is even up to these days. they clearly still exist, but theyve got a mock website, and just... do nothing.
this would at least let them finally get their original dream machine back on the road.
There are so many possibilities, fuck. Most of the ones I thought of right away were already said ITT though.
What about 50s and 60s barges? I am thinking specifically some DeSotos and Imperials with modern HEMIs. It would play into the mopar community's cancer perfectly and also make some cool stuff.
>Mopar Community is cancer
I'm in that community and only the guys wanting 6 figures for a duster are cancer. 90% of the other Mopar guys I meet are just glad to see someone below 55 getting into them as Mopars can be very very cost prohibitive due to less aftermarket than the Ford and Chevy pony cars and engines. It's a real compromise going Mopar though: You will spend more to finish the project, you will spend more on performance, and there will be parts you cannot find. BUT, you end up with an icon regardless of what you build. There is not a single 60s Mopar that people do not like, or rather, I've yet to meet a Chevy or Ford guy that didnt respect a Mopar from that era.
>Ford starts building Town Cars, Crown Vics and Grand Marquis
>steadily upgrades them to their respective upgrades as each one becomes 25 years old
>all basically the same car, meaning up to 1500 cars each year
>return of the panther platform
I like them too m8, but you are blind if you ignore all of the
>IT HAS TO BE 100% ORIGINAL OR YOU ARE A FUCKING COMMIE-NAZI-SHITBAG HOLY FUCK HOW DARE YOU USE A NON-FACTORY COLOR RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>"mopar is the best car ever all other cars are shit" circlejerk
My dad owned a number of classic mopars and I've been around the community since I was 12. I'm also subscribed to mopar muscle if that counts for anything. kek
I was thinking about this last night. There is such a huge third party market for classic Camaro and Mustangs you can practically built your own car from them. If I was going to create a small car company, I think I'd make replica Camaros even though I don't really like them, I think it would be the cheapest route.
Checker is still around, they ust haven't made any cars for a while now.
>New vehicles from Checker could soon be on the road for the first time in over three decades, as plans are in the works to manufacture two new cars. Based on the classic Checker Marathon design, production of a both 12-passenger vehicle and a two-door pick-up truck is set to begin in the fall of 2018.
Wouldn't mind a brand new Marathon with a modern, efficient drivetrain to be honest.
I knew that looked familiar
I took this photo last summer
>But, get this: New York Daily News reports that project overseer and Checker owner Steve Contarino — family friend of company founder Morris Markin — said he plans to produce only about 100 of each model.
and into the garbage it goes.
Doesn't make financial sense
The average boomer could still pick up an ugly-ducking mustang or camaro and 'fully custom' it out for less than the cost of a remanufactured model (or just go to a dealership and buy a 2016 model)
If they were to remake, say the 60s muscle cars as they originally were equipped in the day, there would be a waiting list for that shit.
Too bad it'll never happen due to faggot safety / EPA regulations.
Not going to happen until the feds harmonize the crash and emissions regulations on cars and light trucks, because utes count as cars and have to pass far more stringent tests than pickup trucks, making them more costly.
they still are required to pass emissions even if they are exempt from safety arent they?
thats a shame, considering original cars from then are exempt by classic status or some shit
To be honest, factory Mopar colors are awesome.
Anyways, the fact that Mopar fanatics are such diehards can be good. Swap in a Rat or Mouse motor, and it's glorious to see how mad they'll get.
Also, third gen Hemi is great for restomodding. Too bad there's no cheap alloys blocks for them, or it'd be as popular as the LS.
>mfw they offer 426 stroker kits for the 6.4
>mfw on phone, no face
Yes, but honestly modern engines are more powerful anyways, and I imagine if you really wanted to you could find an original engine and put that in instead, not sure how that would affect the warranty though.
>To be honest, factory Mopar colors are awesome.
This is true. Even the ridiculous shit lie Mod Tops are pretty awesome.
>third gen Hemi
It's the only old-style muscle car engine out of the new ones. I like it even though they tend to make less power per displacement than an equivalent LS and are more expensive.
you can already get'em senpai (Hawk Lister Bell)
I rented a new V6 Challenger last summer and averaged over 31 mpg over 9000 miles (literally). Pure highway, flat ground it would get closer to 35.
You could probably get a t-bird up in to the mid or high 20s with a modern variable displacement engine, and still have at least twice the horspower of the malaise engine.
R E T U R N. O F. T H E. P O P U P S.
FD RX7, S13 240sx, Miata, & NSX better happen
Nobody has suggested this? I'd buy a Tucker in a second if I could.
Also can a nigga get an fr 3000gt rep with a 2jz
1970s Hilux. And all the parts to support them including premade 22r engine mounts.