If you could flip through the annals of automotive history and bring back a modern version of any car within their pages, which car would you choose?
That’s a question that may receive an answer in the coming years as a new kit-car law could spawn an entire automotive sub-industry.
The Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015 allows manufacturers to apply for an exemption from NHTSA safety and crash-test standards for up to 325 “replica motor vehicles” each year. These modified replicas, or repli-mods, would still have to meet current-year emissions standards, which will require modern EPA-certified production engines and emissions controls.
The reality of buying a modernized classic could be just around the corner. Here are some we’d love to see.