1956 Chevy Bel Air Nomad
Station wagons were not cool at one time, but a late fifties restomod Chevy is always a favorite vehicle for a project. Put on new wheels, disc brakes all around, and then lower her a little with a modern suspension. Dump the old 265 CU engine for a modern V-8; Now that's a family car we can live with.
1958 Plymouth Fury
Looking to scare the competition? Give your 1958 Plymouth the Stephen King "Christine" look. Get rid of the tired old 318 CU engine and drop in a modern Hemi with way over 400 horsepower. Now that will scare some other drivers at the stop light.
1968 Ford Mustang
Are you a fan of the movie "Gone in Sixty Seconds"? The last car Nicholas Cage needed was the Shelby GT500. Those are hard to come by, but you can get your hands on a plain Jane 1968 Mustang and turn it into your own Elenor.
1963 Chevy Corvette
The 63 Corvette with the iconic split window is usually always a candidate for restoration, but maybe you're missing some important parts or even an engine. This makes it a perfect candidate for restomoding. Drop in a modern LS-1 engine to keep it all in the Corvette family, some modern rubber, brakes, and suspension to handle the extra power. Paint it black...perfect!
1961 Chevy Bel Air
The Beach Boys song "409" was praising the famous 409 CU engine first found in the 1961 full size Chevy. Well that was a heck of an engine for its time. But this is 2016. Drop in a crate 509 CU engine into your 1961 Bel Air you got directly from GM. How about 600 horse power, fuel injected and runs on no lead gas? Don't forget to change out your side marker from 409 to 509.
Hot Rods from the fifties and early sixties were the first real restomods. Every teenager wanted one; no restoration wanted here. Take an old 32 Ford, take off the fenders and hood, chop the top, or make it a roadster. Then put on some extra rubber and soup up the old flathead V8 engine or drop in a Chevy short block engine and you are ready to go cruising.
The 55 Chevy is the all time favorite car to restomod; they made close to two million of them. No need to scour the junkyards, you can find enough reproduction parts to build a new one. There's plenty of room under the hood to put just about any modern V8. Leave it stock on the outside or maybe paint on some flames. Anything goes on this car. Let's play "American Graffitti" and go looking for the blonde in the Thunderbird.
1969 Ford Mustang
Millions of Mustangs out there to restomod; nobody gets their feelings hurt if you restomod one instead of restore it. The 1969 and 70 models are a favorite of the pony car fans. Nothing says muscle car like one of these. Since it took a big block 351 CU engine, a modern Ford crate motor Coyote V8 will fit easily. With all that power, you want some big meats on all four corners and disc brakes so you can stop.