Mercedes-Benz SL Retro First Drive | Our man in Monterey drives four(!) classics

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1985 Honda CRX Si Retro First Drive | One from the golden era

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1985 Honda CRX Si Retro First Drive | One from the golden era originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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1999 Honda Civic Si Retro First Drive | Drive it to believe it

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1999 Honda Prelude Type SH Retro First Drive | Torque-vectoring pioneer

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Icon 1949 Hudson Commodore Review | A Derelict with nearly 700 hp

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Icon 1970 Ford F100 Review | Better than it ever was

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Morgan Plus Four First Drive | It’s an all-new car! Seriously

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Retrobuilt 1969 Mustang Fastback

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Transforming A Late Model Mustang Into A Classic Hot Rod



Blink your eyes and take another look. While all visual cues may be telling your brain that you are staring at a near-pristine 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback, it's all a carefully crafted illusion - a very clever façade.

Hidden beneath that glistening Yellow Blaze paint, below the sculpted fiberglass and steel body panels, is a 2013 Ford Mustang GT. The retro-coupe features power-operated sport buckets with lumbar support, ice-cold air conditioning, six airbags and a full factory warranty. Lest anyone forget, it also comes with a modern fuel-injected 5.0-liter V8 generating 420 horsepower.

The team at Retrobuilt, out of Lamar, Missouri, is known for recreating Carroll Shelby's iconic cars of yesteryear. Yet instead of restoring worn classics to like-new condition, a process that delivers an immaculate muscle car yet retains all of its undesirable traits, they fabricate classics on current-generation Ford S197-platforms. In their own words, they "allow auto enthusiasts to benefit from the technology and manufacturing of a modern Ford Mustang while combining the classic styling of 1969 muscle cars."

Retrobuilt recently invited us to drive its 1969 Fastback mere days after its debut at the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association's trade show (SEMA) in Las Vegas. To make things a bit more interesting, and gauge public opinion, we chose to meet them at the entrance to Southern California's famed Mulholland Highway.

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