HOT IN H-TOWN: Check Out These Cool Resto-Mods At The 2022 Houston Auction

Resto-Mods are an enormous segment in the collector car market — and it’s easy to understand why. A Resto-Mod is a vehicle that has been restored and modified to a certain degree, taking the best of modern performance and the classic world. Adding updated performance to a classic vehicle breathes new life into it — it can become safer and more enjoyable to drive, providing occupants with modern amenities without sacrificing any of the classic stylings we all know and love.

Resto-Mods come in all shapes and sizes. Everything from a classic Chevrolet Bel Air to a Ford Mustang or Volkswagen bus and even a pickup truck can be a Resto-Mod. The Resto-Mod movement has also helped spark other segments such as the Pro-Touring and the budding Electro-Mod movements. These have adopted many of the same Resto-Mod principles, such as preserving the vehicle’s classic styling while upgrading it with modern performance components.

The difference between a Resto-Mod and a Pro-Touring build is that the latter often goes a step further than a Resto-Mod. It’s usually track-ready, performs better than it did from the factory and meets or exceeds modern-day performance vehicle standards regarding suspension, steering and brakes, among other things. On the other hand, an Electro-Mod has had its power plant replaced with batteries and electric motors, making it an electric vehicle.

Take a look at some of the beautiful Resto-Mods slated to cross the 2022 Houston Auction block with No Reserve, October 20-22 at NRG Center.

2022 HOUSTON AUCTION – 1968 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR TRIBUTE EDITION – NO RESERVE
Pictured above is an official licensed and certified Eleanor Tribute Edition and comes with the genuine “Gone in 60 Seconds” certification paperwork, Eleanor body VIN plate and emblems. Restored with the correct Eleanor movie accessories.

2022 HOUSTON AUCTION – 1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE
This C1 Corvette Resto-Mod sits on a Paul Newman chassis with an LS2 Corvette crate engine and 4-speed automatic transmission.

2022 HOUSTON AUCTION – 1968 FORD MUSTANG ELEANOR TRIBUTE EDITION – NO RESERVE
This officially licensed and certified Eleanor build comes with the genuine Eleanor certification paperwork, Eleanor body VIN plate and emblems issued by Gone in 60 Seconds LLC. Powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote engine with TREMEC TKO 5-speed transmission.

2022 HOUSTON AUCTION – 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO CUSTOM COUPE – NO RESERVE
Power comes from a new LS3 L99 fuel-injected V8 crate engine mated to a T56 6-speed manual transmission and a 12-bolt rear end narrowed with a new center section, axles, 4.10 posi-traction and gears.

2022 HOUSTON AUCTION – 1976 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM CUSTOM COUPE – NO RESERVE
Nicknamed SMOKEY 2.0, this custom coupe has undergone a comprehensive restoration to Pro-Touring Resto-Mod specifications. Powered by a 455ci fuel injected V8 engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

2022 HOUSTON AUCTION – 1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE CUSTOM COUPE – NO RESERVE
Powered by a modern LQ4 6.0-liter V8 crate engine mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission. Features a .030 bored over kit, AFR aluminum heads, Edelbrock Victor Jr. high-rise intake and topped with a Quick Fuel 750 CFM 4-barrel carburetor.

2022 HOUSTON AUCTION – 1965 FORD MUSTANG CUSTOM FASTBACK – NO RESERVE
Powered by a 302ci V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission. Features air conditioning, power steering, power disc brakes, tilt steering column, racing interior, roll cage and AutoMeter gauges.

Take a look at some of the beautiful Resto-Mods slated to cross the 2022 Houston Auction block with No Reserve, October 20-22 at NRG Center.