The folks at Ringbrothers have an uncanny knack for taking iconic vehicles and imbuing them with impressive new features, all while retaining the spirit of the donor car. Time and time again, they’ve proven their mastery. So it should come as no surprise that they’ve kept that streak alive with their latest release, a 1971 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer named ‘Seaker.’
With such a burly body, this SUV needs a big power plant — and Ringbrothers delivered with a 430-horsepower LS3 crate and Holley Fuel System engine under the hood, mated to a Flowmaster exhaust. It also boasts all-leather upholstery and accents, a 1″ lift to accommodate new Circle Racing wheels and all-terrain tires, and specialty “Brazilian Smoke” laser-straight sheet metal interior body panels. As we’ve come to expect from these custom builders, this 4×4 is a masterpiece from tip to tail.
The Jeep Wrangler is undoubtedly one of the best off-road SUVs ever made. But most don’t quite enter the realm of overlanding due to limitations on space. But that issue has been completely done away with in AEV’s Jeep Wrangler JKU conversion, the OutPost II.
Designed for Dave Harriton, the president of American Expedition Vehicles, they certainly pulled out all the stops on this build. From nose to tail, it’s built to conquer all terrains in any weather – thanks to the addition of things like the brand’s Borah DualSport wheels, BF Goodrich Mud Terrain Tires, stamped steel bumpers, a hideaway front-end winch, a snorkel intake and more. But the biggest highlight probably lies in the honeycomb composite shell with its 45-degree opening roof, complete with solar panels to supply the whole rig with power. Unfortunately, you can’t buy this one, but you could get in touch with AEV and have them put together one just like it – for a price.
The first Shelby Mustang convertible came roaring onto the scene in 1968. Getting one half a century ago was already difficult–only 404 were produced that year–so encountering one today is even harder. Chances of discovering a diamond in the rough, rusted-out and broken down, gathering dust under barn beams and stacks of hay, are slim enough. Thus, this pristinely preserved blue Shelby Mustang GT350 convertible is a gem of the highest rarity.
Though painted in a beautiful azure called “Acapulco Blue,” the Shelby Mustang GT350 is an all-American muscle car. The ’68 was built with a 302 V8 engine, an aluminum Cobra intake manifold, a Holley 650 CFM 4-barrel carburetor, and a manual four-speed transmission that translates to 250 horsepower. This Mustang was restored in 1992-93 by Vintage Classic Car Restoration, who installed a power-operated white top with glass backlight and black interior. Beneath the custom outfit, this Mustang features many of its original factory fundaments, including a ’68 air conditioning system, power steering and front disc brakes, front and rear bumper guards, wheel lip bright moldings over OG Shelby 10-spoke aluminum wheels and period-correct BF Goodrich Radial tires. The piece de resistance? This pristine machine has Caroll Shelby’s autograph on the dash. Fitting, as this is a signature car of one of America’s classic companies.
Developed and named after the sandstone outcropping it’s plotting upon, this 750 square foot cabin situated in Alberta’s Carraig Ridge is the first home to be built in the surrounding area. Meaning, that in addition to some fine amenities and a well-designed retreat home, you’ll enjoy complete and utter privacy in this true-blue wilderness cabin.
Dubbed the Rock House, the project was conceived and built by award-winning architect James Cutler of Cutler Anderson Architects. Additionally, the bungalow-style home boasts a full basement, is almost entirely enveloped in glass resulting in outstanding panoramic views of the countryside, and a toasty fireplace to keep warm during those cold Canadian winter retreats.
It was back in 1967 when Chevrolet decided to launch a revised version of the previously successful C/K Pickup series. What resulted was a cleaner and crisper iteration during the ’67 and ’68 production years thanks to a small rear window and the absence of side marker lights making them quite unique for years to come.
Now, in celebration of their Centennial Anniversary, it looks like Chevy is reverting back to its old habits – releasing a special edition ode to the classic ’67 C-10 pickup. Details on the truck are scarce at best, but what we do know is that the re-issued C-10 features some of the same elements as the celebratory 2018 Centennial Edition Silverado and Colorado – including its “Centennial Blue” paint job. The official celebration is slated to kick off at the Texas Motor Speedway on December 16 of this year, where we’re sure we’ll learn more about what Chevy has in store for their 100th year in the business.