Classic American muscle with a modern twist

December 20, 2013 | By | In News, Video

Have you ever harboured a desire to own a classic American muscle car, but were put off by the dated engines, a rudimentary driving experience and reliability issues?

You're certainly not alone in this regard. While cars such as the Ford Mustang and Pontiac GTO rank high on the desirability scale for any self-respecting petrolhead, they're often just too much of a headache to be considered a realistic means of transport.

Thankfully, a US outfit known as East Bay Muscle Cars is here to help. Taking iconic models from the 60s and 70s golden era of American automobiles, it strips them out, modernising all of the internal equipment to a customer's individual specification.

Whether you're after a modern sports car engine and transmission, modern independent suspension, or you just want an interior re-trimmed in Nappa leather, East Bay can do it.

With years of experience in their team and each member having a real passion for American muscle, customers can hand over their treasured car in the knowledge that it will come out better than new.

In the video above, owner Steve Keeler guides us through his workshop, filled with gorgeous dream machines, before discussing exactly what he does and why.

As you'll see, the end results are often achingly beautiful. If you've ever lusted after a historic yank bruiser, click play, sit back and enjoy.

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