Vintage vehicle – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:01:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vintagetype.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Vintage vehicle – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ 32 32 Fellten launches as a supplier of electric conversion systems for classic vehicles https://vintagetype.com/fellten-launches-as-a-supplier-of-electric-conversion-systems-for-classic-vehicles/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:01:12 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/fellten-launches-as-a-supplier-of-electric-conversion-systems-for-classic-vehicles/ Fellten is a combination of Zero EV, based in Bristol, UK, and Jaunt Motors, based in Melbourne, Australia, two of the world’s leading technology companies for transforming conventional petrol and diesel cars into electric vehicles. With operations on three continents, the new company established itself as the industry leader in the production of electrical conversion […]]]>

Fellten is a combination of Zero EV, based in Bristol, UK, and Jaunt Motors, based in Melbourne, Australia, two of the world’s leading technology companies for transforming conventional petrol and diesel cars into electric vehicles. With operations on three continents, the new company established itself as the industry leader in the production of electrical conversion systems.

The new company, which was officially introduced at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada, is expanding to meet exponential global demand, establish a facility there, and maintain its market-leading position in terms of quality, safety, reliability, volume and programs for the electrical conversion of the automotive industry.

Fellten, which means “lightning” in Welsh, creates bolt-on systems to turn vintage cars into electric vehicles (EVs). Post-merger, the new company has access to a global supply network that enables automotive repair shops and vehicle restorers in Australia, the United States and Europe to install electrical conversion systems created and developed by Fellten’s first-rate staff.

Fellten’s electrical systems enable cars of all vintages to be “everyday drivers” and not just enthusiast cars, with OEM levels of performance and reliability. Fellten powered vehicles are modernized to increase durability, usability, comfort and performance without abandoning traditional car design.

Felten

Starting with Porsche 911s, historic Minis, Land Rover series and Defenders, Fellten has designed systems for a number of classic makes and models, with additional electrification options for other classic makes and models. along the way.

Fellten has created City & Guilds approved training courses in addition to electrical conversion technology. Their team has trained a number of top clients to date including top universities, major Hollywood studios, other film industry specialists, OEM garage technicians and mechanics in Europe and in North America. They are leaders in staff development in working with electric vehicles, system installation and maintenance for wholesale purchases.

Fellten

Although there are a growing number of electric vehicle conversion companies around the world, Fellten is the only company in the industry to have achieved ISO compliance in quality, environment, health and safety management. safety (ISO 9001, 14001, 45001). Fellten is able to deliver compliant electrical conversion solutions in the UK, North America, Asia Pacific and much of Europe, using systematized methods that enable true industrial scale.

Fellten will be able to establish a global presence and forge new alliances with global automotive partners through the merger of the two Autotech pioneers.

Zero EV Co-Founder and CEO, and now Fellten CEO, Chris Hazell said: “We are thrilled to launch Fellten – it’s the culmination of years of work by two teams working at opposite ends. of the world, coming together with shared ambition to shape the future of electric vehicles.

“Merging our two companies into one Fellten will provide classic vehicle customers with any level of electrification support and provide automotive experts, mechanics and electric vehicle converters with the technology, tools and training needed to be part of global growth. demand for electrification.

Jaunt Motors co-founder and CEO, and now Fellten’s design director, Dave Budge, said: “Every vehicle on the road will need to be electric by 2050 so we can achieve net zero emissions and owners of classic cars will want their vehicle to be electric much sooner. With production facilities on three continents, state-of-the-art technology and development capabilities, Fellten is ready to meet the needs of consumers and the automotive industry.

“With the support of Fellten’s global engineering team, proprietary EV technology and strategic partnerships with leading manufacturers, Fellten provides specialty customers and luxury vehicles with comprehensive electrification support, from design to technological development until delivery.”

Fellten, which made its official SEMA debut, is preparing to open a factory in the US early next year and is also increasing system production and training in the UK and Australia; details will be revealed in the coming months.

The Jaunt Motors and Zero EV teams, all working under the Fellten brand, make up the global team of automotive and electrical engineers, software developers, designers and trainers at Fellten.

Source and photos: BusinessWire


 


 


 

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ASC builds 1969 Ford Bronco to top shelf Restomod standards https://vintagetype.com/asc-builds-1969-ford-bronco-to-top-shelf-restomod-standards/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 00:19:34 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/asc-builds-1969-ford-bronco-to-top-shelf-restomod-standards/ Classic vehicles are a funny thing. While everyone likes to reminisce about hopping in their modified car or truck back in the day to get to the local hangout or race, the truth is that these cars have long since ceased to be what could be considered reliable. Likewise, owners have also progressed by wanting […]]]>

Classic vehicles are a funny thing. While everyone likes to reminisce about hopping in their modified car or truck back in the day to get to the local hangout or race, the truth is that these cars have long since ceased to be what could be considered reliable. Likewise, owners have also progressed by wanting creature comforts over noisy exhausts and harsh gears. For those who find themselves in this exact situation with their love of the first-generation Bronco, there are fortunately stores like Artesian Automotive of Southern California (ASC) that cater to these individuals’ desires.

As the Bronco market has expanded from a few crawler and off-road stores to off-road dining facilities across the country, one store in particular has produced unique Bronco restomods that feature modern amenities, a modern transmission and a complete overhaul of the existing slate. ASC is a store that brought high-end builds with themes to market.

The last Bronco that rolled out of the ASC factory was a 1969 model that was dubbed the Platinum Alpine Edition. This Bronco is equipped with a 5.0-liter Coyote engine and a 6R80 transmission to improve the drivetrain and increase power from the stock 205 horsepower to 390 horsepower. The Alpine White sport utility is lifted 2.5 inches and rolls on Method Race wheels wrapped in 305/65-17 BFGoodrich All Terrain tires. Behind all off-road wheels is a complete disc brake conversion.

CSA

The exterior is designed to look and handle the part, the interior is less rugged and offers the maximum level of comfort. A fully-customized leather high-back seat, rear flip-top and flip-up interior feature double white diamond stitching. The matching interior continues in the floor mats and kickboard enclosures. To satisfy audiophiles, 6.5-inch Focal speakers line the interior while a 10-inch JL subwoofer delivers deep bass.

Since most enthusiasts are used to modern accessories, it’s nice to see these features incorporated into this Bronco build. Power windows, locks, Vintage Air conditioning kit, AMP Research power running boards and a rear backup camera keep the driver comfortable and accustomed to the modern lifestyle.

If you want to relive the early days of your Bronco, but don’t mind the headaches of maintaining a vintage vehicle, then ASC has you covered. Check out his inventory here.

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Novato barricaded suspect in stolen vehicle negotiating with officers https://vintagetype.com/novato-barricaded-suspect-in-stolen-vehicle-negotiating-with-officers/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 23:59:42 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/novato-barricaded-suspect-in-stolen-vehicle-negotiating-with-officers/ (KRON) — A man was arrested Tuesday after barricading himself in a vehicle, according to a news release from the Novato Police Department. The suspect has been identified as Jaris Wilcox, 35, and he was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest. Santa Clara business evacuated as deminer investigates suspicious package Around […]]]>

(KRON) — A man was arrested Tuesday after barricading himself in a vehicle, according to a news release from the Novato Police Department. The suspect has been identified as Jaris Wilcox, 35, and he was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest.

Around 2:00 p.m., NDP officers were dispatched to the Vintage Oaks Mall, located at 208 Vintage Way. The call was for a stolen vehicle and officers initiated a ‘high risk’ traffic stop.

“‘High risk’ traffic stops are typically triggered when a vehicle is reported stolen or when stopping may pose a significant risk to officers or the community when dealing with vehicle occupants,” said said the NDP.

Wilcox did not stop when asked and “continued to dodge traffic in a dangerous manner,” police said. He eventually stopped but barricaded himself in a vehicle.

The Novato/San Rafael regional crisis negotiation team was deployed with an armored intervention vehicle. Authorities did not know if Wilcox was armed. After several hours of negotiations, Wilcox got out of the car and was arrested.

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Anyone with information about this case is asked to call NPD at (415) 897-4361.

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NOTICE | Red hot: If you’re going to buy a classic car, here’s why a British model is best https://vintagetype.com/notice-red-hot-if-youre-going-to-buy-a-classic-car-heres-why-a-british-model-is-best/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 13:01:30 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/notice-red-hot-if-youre-going-to-buy-a-classic-car-heres-why-a-british-model-is-best/ British classics are increasingly appearing on international lists of collector vehicles with increasing investment value. CEO of Creative Rides Kevin Derrick explains why these vehicles are such valuable commodities on the world stage. This year’s classic car market has exploded, reaching all-time highs in terms of sales and values ​​according to international indexes at all […]]]>

British classics are increasingly appearing on international lists of collector vehicles with increasing investment value. CEO of Creative Rides Kevin Derrick explains why these vehicles are such valuable commodities on the world stage.


This year’s classic car market has exploded, reaching all-time highs in terms of sales and values ​​according to international indexes at all levels.

In June, the Hagerty market rating reached 78.22 – a record high after 15 consecutive months of increases – and a mid-year report published by Classic.com revealed startling statistics that quantified precisely how bad the market is. boiling at the moment.

PICTURES | Rare classics and an iconic Aston Martin DB6 headline SA car auctions in December

According Classic.comAccording to the latest semi-annual Top 100 list, the value of vehicles sold at major live and online auction sites around the world in the first half of 2022 soared US$1 billion year-on-year to US$2 billion. $.2 billion, down from $1.2 billion. sales for the same period last year.

1963 MGA Twin Cam Le Mans Roadster – MR

The total number of sales recorded at these online and live auctions has also increased from 31,098 in the first six months of 2021 to almost 45,000 in the first half of this year.

Models that made Classic.com’s latest Top 10 list showed returns on investment between 95% and 58%.

This echoed a New World Wealth report from last year noting that classic car prices had risen 90% over the past decade in dollar terms, making it the best performing investment class for investors. wealthy global investors during this period.

British classics are increasingly appearing on international lists of collector vehicles with increasing investment value.

1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage - MR

1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage – MR

This global focus on British designs was a major reason for the ‘British Invasion’ theme of our December 3 auction at Creative Rides in Bryanston, where over 60 classic cars will go under the hammer.

Out of the lot, here are my picks of my top 5 British Investment Collection cars that go under the hammer:

1. 1969-1970: Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage
The December auction will feature a spectacular 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage, one of only 71 right-hand drive cars ever built.

This makes the DB6 Mk 2 Vantage auction model one of the rarest Aston Martins of the David Brown era and therefore an even more valuable investment to collect. The four-seater DB6 Mk2 is also unquestionably one of the most elegant classic cars of all time.

Iconic design aside, models like the DB6 have always been expensive as Aston Martin took an average of three months to build each car.

According to Hagerty’s internationally recognized valuation tool, the current average value of this model is $431,000 (R7,633,355), but DB6s in mint condition Concours can fetch up to $752,000 (R13,318,522) .

Famous Aston Martin DB6 owners include King Charles of England, who received his as a birthday present from the late Queen Elizabeth. Others are Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger, who were at the forefront of the first “British Invasion” with the Beatles and Rolling Stones.

1947 MGTC

1947 MGTC

2. 1946–1950: MG TC

The compact roadster that became the darling of American servicemen stationed in the UK during WW2, is one of the five classic British investment cars for me and Hagerty.com, as noted in a trending article on the market in June.

More than any other vehicle in history, the MG TC sparked a love affair between Americans and British sports cars that continues to this day.

Many were shipped across the Atlantic in the post-war years to feed the American market’s appetite for small, fast roadsters that didn’t break the budget.

READ | Family, fast cars and ‘Fat Sheila’: In conversation with SA’s reclusive racing icon Alan Green

They were also nifty track cars; Carroll Shelby won his first race in a TC.

According to Hagerty, the TC is the most valuable of the MG T-series models. It recorded a $43,700 (R773,962) July sale of a 1947 MG TC Roadster. The site’s review notes that 1947 models in Concours condition can fetch up to $61,200 (R1,083,901), up from around $56,000 (R991,804) in January 2020.

The international prices reflect the current rarity of these British collectible classics, one of which will feature in the Creative Rides auction next month.

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2

1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2

3. 1969: Jaguar E-Type Series 2

Sporting a huge 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine under its sleek hood, the 2 Series E-Type was launched in 1969, with several design changes.

Larger side lights and indicators have been repositioned under the front bumper, flanking a larger air intake.

There have also been changes to the rear of the car, where the bumper has been raised. Below were larger rear light clusters, with reversing lights and a new license plate plinth between them.

That said, there was and is no confusion between the 2 Series and anything other than an E-Type because Jaguar engineered every inch of it.

With their timeless design and elegance, E-Types have epitomized British investment classics for decades.

The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust mentions that the price of a new E-Type 2 Series in 1969 was £2,511, which at the time was equivalent to over two years’ salary in the UK.

Earlier this year, a Series 2 Concours model sold at auction for $190,400 (R3,372,136) in the US, clearly showing the market’s appetite for these classics.

According to figures from Classic.com, the average selling price of E-Type Series 2 cars over the past year was $62,281 (R1,103,046).

1958 MGA Hardtop Coupe

1958 MGA Hardtop Coupe

4. 1950s-1960s: MGA

One of the most recognizable and beloved British sports cars of all time, the MGA is a classic British collector’s item.

MGAs are incredibly popular in South Africa for many reasons including being available at all price points, there are plenty of spare parts available, there are MG clubs and a strong community of enthusiasts.

They also become more and more valuable over the years.

According to Hagerty, the average price of a 1959 MGA in good condition is currently $16,400 (R286,000), while JD Power pegs the value of MGA Twin Cams in excellent condition at $110,300 (R1,923,669 ), making these rarer MGAs extremely collectible.

MGA Coupes and MGA Twin Cam Le Mans Roadsters will be on the block at Bryanston in December.

1962 Austin Healey 3000S BN7 Roadster.

1962 Austin Healey 3000S BN7 Roadster.

5. 1959-1967: Austin Healey 3000
The Austin-Healey 3000 is the best known of the “big Healey” models and is a perennial favorite among collectors of British classics.

During its production life, the car changed from an open sports car to a sports convertible. The 3-litre 3000 was also a very successful racer, winning its class in many European rallies in its heyday and is still raced in classic car competition today.

One of the reasons these cars, like the red 1962 Austin Healey 3000S BN7 Roadster we have at auction, are so popular among investment collectors is that fewer than 2,900 were ever made.

They also epitomized British sports cars of the era and were the rides of choice for high society.

According to Hagerty’s valuation tool, the average price of the 1962 Austin Healey 3000S BN7 Roadster is currently $57,200 (R997,585).

The entire auction catalog is available at Creative Rides Collectibles – In-Person and Online Auctions.

The unreserved and reserved auction on December 3 at the Creative Rides Showroom on the corner of Main Road and Posthouse Street in Bryanston, Johannesburg, begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp. The hybrid live and online auction will be broadcast on the Creative Rides website and social media platforms.

The public display of the spectacular cars being auctioned will take place on site between Wednesday 30 November and Friday 2 December.

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Lakeland Motor Museum at Backbarrow’s Neil Wood – Valet https://vintagetype.com/lakeland-motor-museum-at-backbarrows-neil-wood-valet/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/lakeland-motor-museum-at-backbarrows-neil-wood-valet/ IF you find it hard to keep your own car shiny and clean – spare a thought for Neil Wood who has hundreds of things to buff and polish. Neil’s job is to ensure that all of the classic and vintage vehicles at the Lakeland Motor Museum in Backbarrow are at their best for visitors. […]]]>

IF you find it hard to keep your own car shiny and clean – spare a thought for Neil Wood who has hundreds of things to buff and polish.

Neil’s job is to ensure that all of the classic and vintage vehicles at the Lakeland Motor Museum in Backbarrow are at their best for visitors.

But, while many motorists find it a chore to keep a car clean, Neil relishes the enormous task he faces.

“I love it,” he said.

“I don’t even really mind visitors accidentally putting a handprint on a shiny new car – it gives me a job to do.”

It has been Neil’s job to prepare and park the Museum’s collection of vehicles since 2017.

“My favorite vehicle here is the 1937 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine which was used on the streets of Knightsbridge in London,” he said.

“If he could talk, he would be able to tell so many stories about all the people who rode him.

“It’s an incredible piece of automotive history.”

The Fleetwood is high maintenance and is the largest car on display at the Backbarrow attraction.

It was once the family car of the daughter of Sir John Betjeman, the former poet laureate, who often visited royalty.

Making classic cars suitable for presentation can involve painstaking work.

“The Humber Hawk estate took 16 days to prepare,” says Neil.

“Its interior was covered in orange mold and I had to use a toothbrush to make sure I got rid of it to prevent it from deteriorating over time.”

READ MORE: ‘I just want a quick polish’ – you can own this rare piece of automotive history

He has spent two days a week for the past five years cleaning, waxing and polishing the many classic vehicles on display at the museum.

When not at the museum, Neil runs his own car wash and mobile cleaning business covering North Lancashire and the South of the Lakes, so it’s hard to say how many cars he has waxed and polished during this time.

“There must be thousands of them,” he says.

“Working on historic vehicles at the Lakeland Museum gives me great satisfaction.

“It’s great to know that I’m keeping some history in the best possible condition.

“Don’t tell anyone, but if I could afford to do it as a volunteer, I probably would.”

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Mini Recharged Heritage first drive review: Carrying on the past https://vintagetype.com/mini-recharged-heritage-first-drive-review-carrying-on-the-past/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 22:41:43 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/mini-recharged-heritage-first-drive-review-carrying-on-the-past/ Think ‘Classic Mini’ and images of English villages, cobbled streets and afternoon tea come to mind. Oh, and the buddy-bandit movie The Italian Job – both. True to its name and purpose (its genesis was a wartime fuel shortage), the Mini was indeed miniature and fuel-efficient, but it was also a sales Goliath. Produced from […]]]>

Think ‘Classic Mini’ and images of English villages, cobbled streets and afternoon tea come to mind. Oh, and the buddy-bandit movie The Italian Job – both. True to its name and purpose (its genesis was a wartime fuel shortage), the Mini was indeed miniature and fuel-efficient, but it was also a sales Goliath.

Produced from 1959 to 2000 with variations in name only (i.e. Austin, Morris, Cooper), the small car proved a dominant force. Two million units were sold in the first decade. By the end of its run, nearly 5.5 million had invaded the global landscape.

But a classic Mini drives like a clumsy Mr. Bean. It’s quirky and fun at first, before it gets boring. With a suspension reminiscent of a pogo stick and amenities slightly better than a prison cell, the pre-BMW Mini is not a vehicle sought after for its comfort. Underpowered for the highway, undersized for a grocery run, and yet it has a certain charm. Nostalgia is nice and all, but how does something stay relevant past its heyday? Motor exchange! This being 2022, however, we’re not talking about the LS variety. No, we are going electric.

It’s not a one-off concept vehicle either. The automaker already did that in 2018, unveiling an electrified classic Mini at the New York Auto Show. The Mini Recharged Heritage is all about breathing new life into an old standard for the masses. The name is a little clunky, but converting a classic internal-combustion model into a modern emission-free traveler is a pretty smooth transition.

Heritage Mini Refill - Photographer: Daniel Kraus

It’s not a love story

Mini gave me the keys to a prototype whose donor vehicle was a 1985 Mini Cooper. The vehicle was fitted out in a full body wrap with the charging unit exposed in the trunk and an AEM performance monitor affixed to the dashboard. It was as raw as a test mule could get, but it offered a legit preview of what the final product would be.

Yet a lot of consideration is taken to maintain the heritage and essence of the classic. Each modification is in fact reversible. Example: the original engine is kept and stored in case of future renovation. And while modern touches are needed, like replacing the instrument cluster with one that shows battery charge and vehicle range, the updated IP’s styling is vintage. Nothing in or around the vehicle seems out of place. Even the shifter has the old-school aesthetic of a manual transmission (however, all EV conversions can only be applied to an automatic).

Heritage Mini Refill - Photographer: Daniel Kraus

When owners receive their Recharged Heritage, their cars will feel different but also identical. Behind the wheel, the EV-converted Mini looked like an old Mini. Which is not an insult. The character of the classic remains firmly intact. The vehicle is nimble but, yes, with that proven responsive suspension. Shit, cobblestone! But even then the new old car made no noise or creak. An engine note can drown out body-flexing sounds, but this classic hatch held up well that there was none. What you get in return is a pleasantly quiet ride.

Power and performance are undoubtedly improved over the conventional four-cylinder, with each model type benefiting from instant new torque. Vehicle weight will vary between options, but regardless of which Classic Mini is used as the donor vehicle, the EV kit will retain the vehicle’s original dimensions and capabilities. For example, a 1985 Mini Cooper hatchback similar to the prototype car has a dry weight of 1,294 pounds. With a driver, the weight distribution was 63:37. With a full load, this changes to a more balanced 53:47. I had a passenger on my ride and the vehicle felt properly grounded. Although the overall weight is unchanged, the rear battery placement could have been key to providing that balance to compensate for the front occupants.

Heritage Mini Refill - Photographer: Daniel Kraus

Small car, small battery

The Mini Recharged Heritage is available in three types of conversion: Pure, Sport and Bespoke. All involve replacing the gasoline engine with an electric powertrain consisting of a 72 kilowatt electric motor and 19.0 kilowatt-hour battery. Vehicle range is approximately 103 miles based on WLTP estimates, which will translate to less range by EPA standards. And don’t expect DC fast-charging capability here – the battery is so small that the 6.6kW charging rate is sufficient. With a Level 2 charger, the Mini Recharged Heritage takes three hours to fully charge or nine hours when connected to a household outlet.

The Pure Mini develops 75 horsepower and 92 lb-ft of torque. Its top speed is 90 mph with acceleration from zero to 62 mph taking 11.5 seconds. Ok, so not blazingly fast, but neither was the original, which ranged in power from 34 to 77 bhp and had 0 to 60 times what took…well, let’s just say Usain Bolt on a drive quiet can exceed the OG.

But on a vehicle that weighs half the weight of a modern sedan, the Mini EV feels fast. Go for the Sport and you get 97 horsepower and 111 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration also improves, so it takes just 8.5 seconds to hit 62 mph or 7.8 seconds in the now included Sports mode. The trim also adds an upgraded braking system, sport suspension and Yokohama tires.

Heritage Mini Refill - Photographer: Daniel Kraus

Go for the break with the Bespoke Mini, which builds on the Sport model, and you’re looking at 100bhp and 129lb-ft of torque. Top speed depends on vehicle options, but a 0-62 second run in under six seconds seems possible.

Even without the optional sport drive mode, my tester dashed through the streets of small town England without feeling underpowered. The added sporty boost would be a definite plus for hitting melting highway speeds, but perhaps in some situations it might be too fast for too little weight. The instant torque, even at just 111 lb-ft, can still catch you off guard. But I really can’t think of a time when I had so much fun driving such an old, original and at the same time unfinished car.

Heritage Mini Refill - Photographer: Daniel Kraus

The weather is changing

The Mini Recharged Heritage was developed in collaboration between Mini Plant Oxford, renowned Mini parts supplier and Mini Sport restorer, and EV component manufacturer Zero EV. The official name of the manufacturer is Recharged Heritage Limited. Currently, only two production vehicles exist, each made as part of a design exercise. Fashion designer Paul Smith modernized a 1998 special-edition eponymous model while artist Lakwena Maciver reworked a 1986 vehicle.

This Mini EV conversion won’t come cheap though, but such is the price of customizations, innit? Customers have the option of bringing their own vehicle or having the team source and purchase one for them. The bring your own Mini itinerary starts at £42,600 or $48,247 at today’s exchange rate. And that’s just for the EV conversion itself. But it’s a quick exchange that will take about two days.

Requesting additional options such as modern control switches, magnetic smartphone charging, or Paul Smith-designed flourishes will require additional construction time and cost. You don’t have a classic Mini but you want one and an EV version as well? The starting price for vehicle purchase plus construction goes up to £60,000 ($67,954). Order books for the Mini Recharged Heritage opened in September and first deliveries are expected in 2023. For now, only UK-based buyers are allowed to pre-order, but the Mini Recharged team is actively looking to expand its sales in other markets, particularly the North. America.

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The Chevrolet Chevelle makes its triumphant return to digital https://vintagetype.com/the-chevrolet-chevelle-makes-its-triumphant-return-to-digital/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 22:15:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/the-chevrolet-chevelle-makes-its-triumphant-return-to-digital/ The exclusive HotCars render is a modern reinterpretation of an old-school classic that features muscular looks with a hint of Chevy Camaro. Hot Cars | Rostislav Prokop Of Chevy huge range of models from past to present, you might think the Chevy Camaro and Corvette are the only true icons of the American automobile brand. […]]]>

The exclusive HotCars render is a modern reinterpretation of an old-school classic that features muscular looks with a hint of Chevy Camaro.


Of Chevy huge range of models from past to present, you might think the Chevy Camaro and Corvette are the only true icons of the American automobile brand.


With cars like the Chevy Chevelle remaining a great classic American car buy or base for a drag racer, many forget that it was once one of the most popular muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. Although many brands are resurrecting older names, the Chevelle has yet to make a comeback.

Thanks to prolific Instagram digital artist Rostislav Prokop, we can gaze upon an alternate universe where the exclusive render speculates on the return of the iconic Chevrolet Chevelle.

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The personalized Chevrolet Chevelle Pony Car for today

It’s an exclusive rendering, but the car in all its modern digital glory feels cohesive and well put together – similar to a Chevrolet Camaro, in fact. However, Chevy’s mid-size Chevelle car doesn’t have to stay in the shadow of the Camaro and this could be the car that stands out as a pony car with a difference.

The sporty second-generation Chevy Chevelle certainly has iconic status and with a selection of powertrain options, including a 7.4-liter V8, stunning ‘SS’ performance trim and ‘El Camino’ body styling . With that in mind, this new rendering has the makings of an automotive legend.

Like the classic Chevelle, the concept has double white-on-black stripes as a nod to SS trim. It also features a long front hood and a short back, like many original Chevelle models.

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Build a new custom Chevrolet Chevelle for 2023

Up front, the quad LED headlights combine with the quad taillights to subtly evoke the classic pony car. Other than that and the ‘SS’ badges, there’s not much else to go on if you’re not already familiar with the original.

Interestingly, the quad exhausts, hood scoop, grille and more suggest – loudly – ​​that this is an internal combustion engine muscle car. If made today, it could be an interesting addition to the current Chevy Camaro lineup as the Chevelle trim level, one of Chevrolet’s many V8 engines.

Another thing to consider is the fact that Chevrolet probably won’t release another ICE pony car – there won’t be another Camaro at least for now, and the Chevy Corvette will soon become a hybrid.

So the best thing for this Chevelle would be to remove the exhaust pipes and put in an electric powertrain to take on the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT in the next life.

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Kris Jenner says this throwback Halloween costume was one of her favorites | Arena https://vintagetype.com/kris-jenner-says-this-throwback-halloween-costume-was-one-of-her-favorites-arena/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 22:43:33 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/kris-jenner-says-this-throwback-halloween-costume-was-one-of-her-favorites-arena/ Let’s just say, “It’s Halloween.” Kris Jenner has yet to reveal her plans for Halloween 2022, but she’s having a bit of fun teasing fans with past costumes on Instagram. The Kardashian-Jenner matriarch is known for her extravagant tastes, and 2020’s Halloween was no exception. In a reel shared yesterday, October 28, set at The […]]]>

Let’s just say, “It’s Halloween.”

Kris Jenner has yet to reveal her plans for Halloween 2022, but she’s having a bit of fun teasing fans with past costumes on Instagram.

The Kardashian-Jenner matriarch is known for her extravagant tastes, and 2020’s Halloween was no exception. In a reel shared yesterday, October 28, set at The Nightmare Before Christmas “It’s Halloween,” Jenner proudly sat in the driver’s seat of a shiny black and white vintage vehicle dressed as Jack Skellington.

The reality star’s hair was slicked back and painted with thin white streaks all over. Her face was painted to meticulously match Tim Burton’s character, and she wore a pinstripe suit with an ostentatious bow tie to mimic her collar. The only deviation from the look from the original came in the form of her platform boots, which featured tiny white polka dots instead of a solid black color.

“One of my favorite Halloween costumes I’ve ever worn!! Jack Skellington two years ago 💀🎃 #Halloween #ThisisHalloween #throwback,” she wrote in the caption, “and Instagram has clearly confirmed.

“You are the cutest ever and that was so iconic!” Isabelle Alyssaa famous tanning artist, wrote.

“Such a great costume! 👻,” Property Brother Jonathan Scott said.

“Kris always gives us the best 😍👏,” one fan commented.

“I remember this curious ICONIC so well for this year❤,” wrote another.

And we too are curious to see what the famous momager will look like this year. She’s been serving up retro looks so far this weekend, but Kylie Jenner has already distributed two iconic costumes. Needless to say, we can’t wait to see what the rest of the family has cooked up!

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PHOTOS: In downtown South Boston, traveling down memory lane | South Boston City https://vintagetype.com/photos-in-downtown-south-boston-traveling-down-memory-lane-south-boston-city/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/photos-in-downtown-south-boston-traveling-down-memory-lane-south-boston-city/ Destination Downtown South Boston hosted a Saturday afternoon Cruz-In, celebrating vintage vehicles. Locals gathered to show off their restored and vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles. A total of 230 vehicles participated, according to Tamyra Vest, executive director of Destination Downtown South Boston. Door prizes and food vendors sweetened the afternoon, as did the opportunity to […]]]>

Destination Downtown South Boston hosted a Saturday afternoon Cruz-In, celebrating vintage vehicles. Locals gathered to show off their restored and vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles. A total of 230 vehicles participated, according to Tamyra Vest, executive director of Destination Downtown South Boston. Door prizes and food vendors sweetened the afternoon, as did the opportunity to connect with other vintage vehicle enthusiasts. The family business has attracted community members of all ages and backgrounds. The weather was pleasantly warm and balmy, and an alumni playlist set the mood.

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Morgan three-wheeler could fetch highest price in classic Glamis auction https://vintagetype.com/morgan-three-wheeler-could-fetch-highest-price-in-classic-glamis-auction/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 04:55:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/morgan-three-wheeler-could-fetch-highest-price-in-classic-glamis-auction/ Two- and four-wheel enthusiasts are heading to Angus this weekend in search of their next classic bargain. But it’s an 86-year-old three-wheeler that’s set to headline the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club’s latest auction. The pristine red 1936 Morgan Super Sport is one of the most famous in the country. It has covered thousands of miles […]]]>

Two- and four-wheel enthusiasts are heading to Angus this weekend in search of their next classic bargain.

But it’s an 86-year-old three-wheeler that’s set to headline the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club’s latest auction.

The pristine red 1936 Morgan Super Sport is one of the most famous in the country.

It has covered thousands of miles in the hands of Rattray motorcycle enthusiast, John McDonald.

The rare Morgan has a Matchless engine. Image: Kim Cessford/DC Thomson

Sadly, SVVC stalwart John recently passed away and the precious machine is now destined for a new home.

It could fetch up to £30,000 when it goes under the hammer at the club’s Bridge View House near Glamis on Saturday.

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SVVC Chairman Allan Burt said: “She is truly a wonderful Morgan.

“It’s the most sought after model with the Matchless air-cooled engine and John has really enjoyed driving it around the country.

“He is very well known on the vintage and classic rally circuit and has participated in so many of our own Glamis Extravaganzas.

“We expect there to be a lot of interest.”

Another lot that is already garnering attention in a sale that has attracted enthusiasts from as far away as Orkney and Leicestershire is a 1934 Austin Ascot LT 14/4 Saloon.

The immaculate car has averaged less than 1,000 miles per year over its lifetime.

SVVC administrator Lesley Munro shines the 1930s Austin which is part of the auction at Glamis
SVVC Administrator Lesley Munro makes 1930s Austin shine. Image: Kim Cessford/DC Thomson

And at the other end of the restoration scale, there’s a rare BSA three-speed motorcycle that needs more than a little polish.

There is even a royal rarity in the catalog.

This is a poster relating to Princess Diana’s funeral on September 6, 1997.

The article was designed to notify customers of a business closure between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day, but SVVC officials are unsure of its exact origins.

Princess Diana's funeral day poster part of Glamis auction
Princess Diana’s funeral day poster. Image: Kim Cessford/DC Thomson

However, there is a chance that it could generate a bit of interest.

And it’s sure to be a bargain compared to another Diana-related item that went under the hammer in the south this year.

A 1985 Ford RS Turbo that he once owned hit the dizzying heights of over £700,000 at Silverstone in late August.

Newcomer

The classic car market has accelerated after the pandemic and the Glamis sale includes hundreds of auto lots, including spare parts, panels and manuals.

And a young wizard debunks the myth that the classic hobby is only for people of a certain vintage.

Meigle, 16-year-old Katy Hogg just got her first motorcycle, a 2006 AJS Regal Raptor 125cc.

His grandfather, Stan Williamson, is one of the club’s motorcycle experts.

He says Katy already has a keen interest in two-wheeled classics.

Teenager Katy Hogg on one of the Glamis auction restoration project motorcycles.
Teenager Katy Hogg on one of the auction’s restoration project motorcycles. Image: Kim Cessford/DCThomson

SVVC Administrator Lesley Munro said: “Katy helps out often and will be at the auction on Saturday.

“It’s usually a very busy event, so it’s great to have some extra help.

“Maybe in a few years I’ll have to be careful about Katy taking my job.”

The auction visit is open all day on Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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