Re Editions, Re interpretations, Re visitations... Some interesting examples.

Jan 28, 2021,15:06 PM

We recently discussed the re interpretation of the Volvo P 1800 by Cyan or the modern alpine A 110. But it seems that is a new trend. 

Here are some examples which are with some discussions and thoughts. 

The 911 DLS by Singer is one of the most famous: 

What about the 914 by Fifteen Eleven? It is an electric one, at the contrary of the Singer. 

My heart clearly goes for the Singer, here, and not only because it is not an electric one... 

Now let's see the Alfa Giulia GT... Nice, but electric... 

And the Spider? Electric, alas... By Garage Italia.

Close to the original, the BMW M3 E30. With a bigger engine ( 2, 5 L instead of 2, 3) and the addition of a turbo, this car has much more power, with 390 HP. 

And last but not least, the David Browne by Speedback. An interpretation based on a Jaguar XK. The Purist may not appreciate, I find it superb, even if it lost the purity of the original, but it is, at least for me, eye catching. 

On another note, what about this VW Minibus electric? 

What do you think? A good idea or a sacrilege? 


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 By: amanico : January 28th, 2021-15:12

Don’t forget the beautiful

 By: Martltime : January 28th, 2021-15:26
Lancia Futurista by AutomobiliAmos ;-)

If you have a picture...

 By: amanico : January 28th, 2021-15:27

Here you go

 By: cazalea : February 15th, 2021-06:22
Lancia Delta HF Integrale Futuristica ...  

Don't tell me it is electric!

 By: amanico : February 15th, 2021-10:17

Hi Nico

 By: 41northpole : February 15th, 2021-17:25
Don't think so, it's got a gearlever? Cheers Tim

The 914 was the first car I ever fell in love with...

 By: mdg : January 28th, 2021-15:34
...I even built a plastic model of it as a kid : )

The David Browne is pure delight!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : January 28th, 2021-17:42

it is one of the most gorgeous retromod

 By: Gelato Monster : January 28th, 2021-21:06
But the size and character is not retro. Too much of a modern muscle

It's too easy to please with old triumphs.

 By: Tim_M : January 28th, 2021-17:43
It's one thing to build a resto-mod from an existing car. That's just a hot rod, and companies/individuals have been building those forever. But the stuff that's new-build and vintage style feels a bit like covers of established hit songs. Eddie Van Halen... 

I dated a girl in high school who had a 914.

 By: BigAppleBill : January 28th, 2021-22:06
So much fun! I still think about her - the car, not the girl.😁

Very good indeed:))

 By: Flanker : January 28th, 2021-22:45


 By: amanico : January 28th, 2021-23:05

To me all the BEV, no matter if they are young/old/hommage, are soulless vehicles.

 By: George Gently : January 29th, 2021-01:32
But that Singer 911 and that Speedback... Very nice interpretations of the essence of the originals. Though the Speedback is a bit of a abberation, I really like that one. Do you have an interior shot, Nico?

Yes, that would have been better

 By: George Gently : January 29th, 2021-02:37

It is so cool in French.

 By: amanico : January 29th, 2021-04:08

Speedback Interior!

 By: cazalea : February 15th, 2021-06:30
Bespoke/Customizable for each client, at "extra cost" ...  

Love that picnic seats in the trunk.

 By: George Gently : February 18th, 2021-00:15
Thanks for the pics.

Great post Nico!

 By: MCG (Markus) : January 29th, 2021-14:39
Actually I like em’all❣️ Also electric. It is the future! 🤷🏼‍♂️ There are a lot of nice re-releases in launch position - including the R5! 😊

I like the idea of electrified classics

 By: 198042 : February 6th, 2021-06:17
such as the RBW MGB Roadster. Retailing at about 100k £ it is built from scratch with all new components, including a new body built to original specs with original tooling, while their Jaguar E-type conversions are converted in a way that always allows t...  

I wonder about the viability of restored / upgraded / reinvented gasoline power vehicles

 By: cazalea : February 15th, 2021-06:41
What about the trend at the top end of re-manufacturing classics but with electric powertrains and NO external clues to the change? An English company named Lunaz comes to my mind: they do Rolls, Bentley, Jaguar and Range Rover conversions. Here are a few...