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Old 03-01-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: United States
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If car manufacturers did flashback models. For example; Ford every 5 years does a flashback and re releases an old model. The emissions and safety specs would of course be brought up to standard, but everything else would be the old model. Imagine if they re released the 1965 Mustang...or if Honda re released a 1975 Civic... or Cadillac re released the 59 Convertible. The list goes on. Wouldn't it be cool to have a chance to own a new, yet old car?
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:09 PM
 
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I like the idea of restomods on classic/antique cars that don't have enough authentic numbers-matching parts to make it worthwhile to restore. But judging how they bastardized the Camaro, i'm not sure if i'd want to see any more re-releases. With modern safety standards it's near impossible to make autos with classic chassis of the 50's and 60's.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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I am not sure but I think manufacturers sell off all of the stamping dies for the sheet metal parts. All the components that comprise the vehicle are made several different places... it would be too hard to recreate.

No way in hell would I buy a new old model with modern guts... that defeats the point IMO. Everything has to be original.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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You can do this now. Go out and buy one of the following: Ford Ranger or a Lincoln Town Car,
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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How much money ya got?

Recreating Classics: Want A Brand New '69 Camaro? - latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/ktvi-old-new-camaro-cadillac-012110,0,543795.story - broken link)
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:28 AM
 
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Maybe if they'd learn to get the body lines right. The three retro cars currently in production as of now somewhat mimic the old cars of the 60's/70's but are still missing the right body lines.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:23 AM
 
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How much money ya got?

Recreating Classics: Want A Brand New '69 Camaro? - latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/ktvi-old-new-camaro-cadillac-012110,0,543795.story - broken link)
I may have to look into that when I am old and rich.
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