Modern classic: New 1950s Chevys built to order

So you like the looks of the classic cars flowing up and down Woodward Avenue, but you’re hooked on the modern reliability and convenience? Let me introduce you to Chris Sondles. He’ll build you a brand-new 1955, 1956 or 1957 Chevy, or sell you the parts to make your own.”We’re building a ’55 convertible right now that has an adaptive suspension, eight-speed automatic transmission and the 680-hp V8 engine from a 2016 Cadillac CTS-V” performance sedan, Sondles said.”It’ll look like a ’55, but I dare any modern sports car to pull up next to it and challenge the owner.

“A hobbyist who wants to buy a kit can build his or her own car for $40,000-$45,000. Prices for finished cars start at $75,000 and end wherever the owner runs out of imagination.

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