Tagged: Classic car

World’s best custom-car tagged at 1.5 million took six years in the making!

Custom build car JF Launier

JF Launier builds this car from rusted 1964 Buick Riviera

What you see in the picture above is a custom car build by 39-year JF Launier from British Colombia in Canada that won him the award for America’s best modified car at the Detroit Autorama expo. And you won’t believe its initial condition when Launier bought it for £250. A rusted 1964 Buick Riviera that had no doors or seats. After putting in 22,000 hours over a period of six years, the man got it into top condition by spending a whooping £191,000 on this project. He had to remortgage his parental house to complete the task which is a huge risk, but Launier admits it was worth it all!
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Larry Nagel’s Pocket Rocket resurrected with a jet powered engine

Larry Nagel Pocket rocket drag racing car

When John T Francis was 7 years old he was fascinated by drag-racing and ever more so by Pocket Rocket speeding down the Thompson Drag Raceway. Now, decades later he found Larry Nagel‘s Pocket Rocket and decided to give it his own twist by adding a jet powered engine to the drag racing legend car. With help from his friend Mat Thrasher, he found the car and began his untamed adventure of restoring it back. The car in its glory days had a 5,000 horsepower engine and was capable of reaching 0-100 miles per hour in just one second courtesy hydrogen peroxide fuel that was banned due to its highly inflammable nature!

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Replica Ferrari P4 is even better than the real thing

Ferrari P4 replica car by RM Wilson Engineering

The famous Ferrari P4 is every supercar collector’s dream car and only a few can boast to have one. Well, add one more to the tally as RM Wilson Engineering of Leicestershire, England have commissioned a replica Ferrari P4 that resembles the real thing so close that you would be challenged to choose the real one if they were put side by side one other. Deemed as one of the most expensive classic car, the Ferrari P4 replica project is one of the best ones by RM Wilson Engineering who are pioneers in restoring classic Ferraris. Made totally from scratch this Ferrari P4 look alike has a ZF gearbox and also has its own fuel injection system. Powered by a 400i 4 cam engine, this supercar surprisingly produces more horsepower than the real Ferrari P4 courtesy a 360 GT engine!


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