Sam Abuelsamid and the RestoMod

Episode 1619 (20:18)

Sam Abuelsamid

Sam joins Leo today to talk about the current trend of "RestoMods," which is taking an older car, restoring it, and then adding more advanced mechanics to it. Modern brake systems, suspensions, and engines to name a few. That way you get a car that looks like a classic but drives like a modern car. The latest iteration is to create a classic car with an electric drive train. And there's a company that's doing Jaguar Type E retrofits. How much? Sam's guess is that conversions will start at $50K. It's the batteries and motors that cost that much. But Sam also says you can do it for considerably less by taking them out of wrecked Teslas.