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Hot Rod Hauler: Roadster Shop 1960 El Camino

Back in the late 1950s, automakers were trying wild and wonderful things. Fins, sweeping body lines, elaborate chrome trim, and aircraft-inspired styling cues were plentiful. So, it's no surprise that this was also the time when General Motors greenlit a now-legendary blend of family car and pickup truck: the Chevrolet El Camino. The 1960 El Camino seen here is an elaborate yet tasteful build from the restomod wizards at Roadster Shop in Illinois.

Incredible Barn Find Video: 1966 Corvette L72 427 CI / 425 HP V8 Coupe

Imagine finding a 1966 Corvette coupe that has its original L72, 427-cubic inch big-block V8 engine, the engine that was conservatively rated at 425-horsepower, and the Sting Ray has 66,000 original miles! If you were a Country Music artist like say David Ball, you'd write a song about such an incredible find. Maybe you'd have the creativity to call the song, "Riding with Private Malone."

Hemmings "Fox Body Rehab" Supercharged 1991 Mustang Project

"Go out and buy yourself a Fox Body before they get too expensive, because these cars are a hoot. They're just a hoot. One hundred percent drivable, super comfortable... the Fox is a perfect first V8 muscle car," remarked Mike Musto as he closed out the final episode in Hemmings' six-part "Fox Body Rehab" video series. This project used some tasteful, period-correct mods to build a 1991 Ford Mustang into "cassette-era perfection," including a Procharger supercharger, a cowl hood from Classic Industries, and track-ready wheel and tire setup.

A Pair of '66 Ponies - Mustang Convertible & Shelby GT350 Tribute

Being immersed in the classic car hobby can lead to many great lifetime adventures and pursuits. Beach Gypsy Classics (BGC) is a growing business venture based in Orange County, California. Huntington Beach firefighter, paramedic, resident, and longstanding Classic Industries customer Chuck Stubbing, with his wife Kelly, started BGC after renovating a Wimbledon White 1966 Mustang notchback coupe.

The Reformer: ICON's Twin-Turbo 1970 Suburban Restomod

Restomods are often a way of reimagining a classic vehicle for the current year, with upgrades that mimic the parts you'd find on a top-of-the-line brand-new vehicle. But the team at ICON took a different approach to this 1970 Chevy Suburban restomod project, instead choosing to study design and architecture from the 1970s to determine what this truck could have looked like with a different designer from its original era. The result is a sleek and subtle truck with a surprising number of intricate details.

A Mopar Masterpiece: The '71 Plymouth GTX

When you think of a Mopar muscle car, what comes to mind? Many of us envision a top-of-the-line Hemi-powered Charger, Challenger, or 'Cuda — all excellent cars, but their widespread popularity has made them increasingly costly and tricky to find in good condition. This has drawn attention to some of the less prominent Mopar muscle cars, like this restored 1971 Plymouth GTX. "For some, the styling cues weren't that attractive back in the day, but right now in 2023, these are some of the most popular Mopars that you can actually buy," explains Hemmings' video host Mike Musto.

1973 'Cuda - American Muscle Car Owner Honors Big Brother

Automotive enthusiast Chris Figdore has an older brother named Steve. From 1969 to 1970, Steve served in the Marines in the Vietnam War. When Steve returned home from the service in the fall of 1972, he ordered a brand new 1973 Plymouth 'Cuda.

Video: A Retrospective Review of the 1969 Z/28

If you're shopping for a brand new car, it's easy to find reviews from any number of magazines, websites, and YouTube channels. But what if you're shopping for a classic car? With its new video series "Tested: Muscle," Hemmings set out to create new-car-style reviews of timeless classics. Their goal is "to showcase a bit of history and then dive into what it’s like to own, drive, and experience some of the most coveted stock muscle cars ever produced." We like this concept, and host Mike Musto's review of a pristine 1969 Camaro Z/28 is a great example of how it works.

Roadster Shop's Legend Series 1979 C10 - "A New Truck Wrapped in an Old Truck"

The concept of a "restomod" is essentially a fusion of old and new components, taking the best of both worlds to create a vehicle that drives like a modern car but has all the appeal of a classic. Roadster Shop's latest in-house project, a 1979 Chevy C10 nicknamed Ole Blue, is a beautiful example of a high-end restomod. By pairing a completely new chassis and Chevrolet drivetrain with the timeless body and interior of this '79 Chevy, the company created what they call "a new truck wrapped in an old truck."

Roadster Shop's 1,600 Horsepower Buick Grand National

What do you get when you squeeze two more cylinders, nearly double the displacement, and a second turbo into the engine bay of a 1987 Buick Grand National? In the case of Roadster Shop's custom '87 GN,  you get six and a half times the original power output. Yes, you read that right. The original 3.8L turbocharged V6 in this car produced 245hp, which made it very quick compared to most other cars of its era. The car seen here produces more than 6.5 times as much power with its 1,600hp 7.0L twin-turbo V8.