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Kindred Motorworks’ Line of Electrified Vintage Cars Reimagines the ’60s

At this point, we’re used to seeing electric renditions of classic cars from several restomod shops, but that doesn’t make an up-and-comer any less noteworthy. Kindred Motorworks is a Northern California-based automotive start-up that has delivered a nostalgia-inducing group of EVs built around vintage icons.

The primary goal that Kindred hopes to achieve with its new line of EVs is shedding the worry of maintaining a vintage car. The modification shop tackled this by implementing each of these restored cars with modern-day powertrains, tuning, and safety upgrades. From a technological standpoint, Kindred’s Blueprint production platform is ahead of its time, as it’s managed to streamline the process of making these classic cars well-equipped for modern roads into a science. From custom paint to premium upholstery and sturdy bodywork to trusty machining, several fine-tuned elements go into each of these builds.

The first model will be the Kindred Bronco, based around the iconic 1966-75 Ford Bronco and powered either by a bolstered, 460-hp Ford 3rd Gen Coyote V8 or a battery with 200-mile range support. It sits on a set of 17″ forged aluminum wheels and all-terrain tires from BF Goodrich. This electrified iteration will be followed by other stellar models built around the 1950-67 Volkswagen Bus (now equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system), 1969 Chevy Camaro (which sits on forged aluminum wheels), and 1947-53 Chevy 3100 pickup truck — but wait, there’s more! Kindred plans to expand its lineup annually, as it hopes to deliver a new collection of modernized classics every year moving forward.

Each model will be available in an eye-popping array of retro-appropriate colors, including Tangerine, Sunshine Yellow, and Lake Blue. Pre-orders are available today via Kindred Motorworks’ website, with prices ranging from $169,000 – $199,000. Production will begin in 2024.

Purchase: $169,000+