Join the Restomod Revolution

By Christopher R. Phillip

We recently surveyed our Dream Giveaway donors and learned something pretty amazing. A whopping 80% of you prefer the classic looks and performance and luxury upgrades of a restomod.

 That’s not surprising. The Restomod movement (a restoration + modification) is the fastest growing trend in the collector-car hobby. After all, who can argue with classic looks meeting up with modern performance and safety?

Since restomods are built one at a time—not on an assembly line—they are not inexpensive to build. Talented restorers chalk up 2,000-plus labor hours on a high-end restomod. Even at $50 an hour, that’s $100K, not counting the donor car, the engine and other new components.

That’s why restomod vehicles bring big money at auctions like Barrett-Jackson.

Building a restomod also takes time and patience. The typical build can take 12-18 months.

That leads us to the restomod 1965 Corvette we think will have you proclaiming, “Mighty fine!” in the current Corvette Dream Giveaway brought to you by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.

In true restomod tradition, all of the 50-plus-year-old technologies of the C2 Corvette were replaced. That means a modern, fuel-injected Chevy LS3 V-8, quick-stopping Wildwood four-wheel disc brakes, Vintage Air climate control, and reliable power windows and door locks. It also means a C4 Corvette frame fit with modern shocks, springs, rack-and-pinion steering.

We’d feel comfortable driving this Corvette to anywhere in the country. Now you know why restomods are hot right now and the trend will only gain in popularity.

Now’s a great time for you to enter to win the first restomod Corvette we’ve ever given away. Use the promo code with this article to get your bonus tickets at