Readers' Rides: Keep It Classic
Time can do amazing things, like transform what were ordinary vehicles into unique classics. No matter how many decades pass by, the enthusiasm for vintage vehicles will never fade. We wanted to appreciate the Driving Line readers with builds that are keeping old school cool.
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Gregory Wiley | 1967 International Travelall
1967 is when International celebrated its 60 years, so I knew I had to change up my ’67 Travelall. Fit with a massive 8.1L GM V-8, this retro-mod has plenty of patina and quality parts. I wanted to keep it simple – build it tough, functional and of course, powerful!
Denny Huang | 1970 Datsun 521
I purchased this mini-truck for my son because I wanted to teach him the basics of auto mechanics and how each component operates. With the mechanics on the Datsun being similar to my ’67 VW Bug from high school, working on this build brought back a lot of memories. The best part is the occasional weekend drive with my son.
Kevin Yeung | 1970 Datsun 240z
The S30 has been my favorite car every since I laid eyes on it. Inspired by the manga “Wanga Midnight,” I knew I couldn’t start on my dream car until the car called out to me first. Ever since I found my Z and started this build, there have been a lot of ups and downs, but it’s all worth it in the end.
Eddie Herrera | 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS
My Camaro is a representation of myself; I’ve always felt like an old school person born in the wrong time. I’ve put new technology in this old school, and it’s been a reliable daily driver to me for the past seven years. I enjoy taking it to import shows and seeing people react to it. It’s showed me how open and accepting people can be.
(Photos courtesy of owners)