The Five Best Old-School Build Threads With Modern Drivetrains

Handpicked build threads featuring some sinister old-schools with modern technology, big power and everyday usability.

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  • 54chev
    <a href="http://www.boosted54.com/">1954 Boosted</a>— Featuring a twin-turbo LS motor, modern GTO dash and seats, and a full-blown audio system this '54 will be one of the more unique builds.
  • 54chev-interior
    <a href="http://www.boosted54.com/">1954 Boosted</a>— Featuring a twin-turbo LS motor, modern GTO dash and seats, and a full-blown audio system this '54 will be one of the more unique builds.
  • 8595244705_185e57240f_b
    The Roadster Shop <a href="http://www.lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=40822">Fast Track Cuda</a> will have a 6.4L Hemi, huge Brembo brakes, clean exterior and purposefully built chassis to handle the turns.
  • 8596344732_0d00911ab7_b
    The Roadster Shop <a href="http://www.lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=40822">Fast Track Cuda</a> will have a 6.4L Hemi, huge Brembo brakes, clean exterior and purposefully built chassis to handle the turns.
  • 9717479423_dd13bb934a_b
    The Roadster Shop <a href="http://www.lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=40822">Fast Track Cuda</a> will have a 6.4L Hemi, huge Brembo brakes, clean exterior and purposefully built chassis to handle the turns.
  • 9733349401_ab299fa2ed_b
    The Roadster Shop <a href="http://www.lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=40822">Fast Track Cuda</a> will have a 6.4L Hemi, huge Brembo brakes, clean exterior and purposefully built chassis to handle the turns.
  • flare1
    <a href="http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/98578-Project-quot-AGENT-ORANGE-quot-1973-Camaro-Pro-Touring-Build">Project Agent Orange 2nd Gen Camaro</a> *Not actual car pictured* This 1973 Camaro that is being built will get going via LS7 motor, a Ford 9-inch rear, 6-piston Baer brakes and 345-series tires on the rear making it one bad 2nd gen.
  • Mustangfinished020_zpseb5eab72
    <a href="http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/96617-Matt-s-67-Mustang-Fastback-Modified">'67 Mustang Fastback</a>—Fast is appropriate when talking about this 545 cubic-inch BB, mini tub rear suspension, modern hot-rod inspired interior and some seriously big Wilwood brakes.
  • Mustangfinished018_zps05a06c45
    <a href="http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/96617-Matt-s-67-Mustang-Fastback-Modified">'67 Mustang Fastback</a>—Fast is appropriate when talking about this 545 cubic-inch BB, mini tub rear suspension, modern hot-rod inspired interior and some seriously big Wilwood brakes.
  • Mustangfinished026_zps82631e18
    <a href="http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/96617-Matt-s-67-Mustang-Fastback-Modified">'67 Mustang Fastback</a>—Fast is appropriate when talking about this 545 cubic-inch BB, mini tub rear suspension, modern hot-rod inspired interior and some seriously big Wilwood brakes.
  • 20131120_150416_zpsc15988b5
    <a href="http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179578">1970 Corvette Restomod</a>— With a BMW 'Frozen Bronze Metallic' splash of paint, C5 Corvette Z06 LS6 with matching wheels, and a rebuilt rear with 3.73 gears, which should make this '70 Vette a screamer.

There are some really nice builds being brought to fruition as this post is written. Old-school rides with new-school drivetrains, motors and interiors, which essentially make a complete and perfect package when they’re done. Modern reliability with classic looks and tons of power that can be daily driven if it came down to it. In the world of custom cars, these are the builds that are some of the most expensive and thoroughly built, but they are that way for a reason.

Check out the five builds, and links to their build page, in the gallery that caught our eye and made us want to follow the long, arduous, incredibly expensive and one day rewarding process of these excellent projects.

What builds are you following and looking forward to?