New car smell with old car charm
When I was a much younger person, I asked my dad “why doesn’t Chevy just make new ’70 Chevelles?” I was terrified that the A-body supply was going to dry up before I was of driving age, and making more was a no brainer. Surely GM would sell more 1992/1970 Chevelles than 1992 Cavaliers. My dad smiled and assured me that we weren’t going to run out. Yeah but…
If you’re wondering what this has to do with the sweet 1966 Mustang GT350 in front of you, I should tell you that this isn’t really a ’66. It’s all new; nothing on it is older than a human toddler. Enter Tom Scarpello, founder of Revology Cars Inc. in Orlando. A Ford-guy through and through, Tom earned his stripes (oval) while in charge of Ford’s SVT, having a hand in every aspect of vehicle development. I figure Tom either had my baby monitor bugged, or saw the growing demand and shrinking supply of Ford’s pony car, so they decided to step up and fill a niche. Most likely the latter, but it seems my idea wasn’t so farfetched; ahead of its time, maybe.
Starting with a brand new, Ford-licensed steel body, Revology builds new Mustangs. The new cars are more than an assemblage of repop parts though, with modern touches like LED lighting and a hidden antenna. Revology even goes so far as to add reinforcement beams in the doors, three-point seat belts and a collapsible steering column. You’re getting about as close to a 2017/1966 Mustang as possible here.