Neo-classic cars are a fascinating little niche in the car world. The concept is simple: Take a modern car for the day and slap enough bits and pieces on it until it looks like it sort of came out of the 1920s or 1930s. Some of these cars look more convincing than others. A 1970s Clenet Series I looks 1930s enough, but even if you squint really hard, the 1986 Spartan II from this morning’s Shitbox Showdown looks like one-third of a 1980s Nissan surrounded by two-thirds of a vintage roadster.
At first, I was with our contributor, Mark Tucker, on appreciating the work and design that goes into these cars, but not actually wanting to own one. They seem like the good kind of silly. Then, Citrus published this COTD-winning comment:
I recognize that it’s obnoxiously overpriced. I recognize that it’s objectively stupid.
But the Spartan is a RWD Nissan and that means you could potentially make a neoclassic drift car out of it and that is a totally inexplicable dream I have.
You know, that sounds like a total blast. Now that I think about it, I would giggle for hours on end at the sight of one of these neo-classics on a Gambler 500 or at an off-road park. Clearly, we aren’t the only people thinking about this.
Your eyes don’t deceive you, the car in the topshot is most of a Ford Mustang. Neo-classic builder Zimmer Motorcars took a Mustang GT, gave it a striking nose job, and shifted the axle forward to boot. So, now you can do a smoky burnout and drift around a track in style in your Zimmer Golden Spirit. Be sure to dress appropriately.
Oh yeah, that’s something I can get behind. Have a great evening, everyone!
(Images: Bring a Trailer Seller)