Although many people often hear the terms "Restomod" and "Restoration" being used almost interchangeably in the classic car marketplace, there is a big difference between the two descriptions. What the two terms do have in common is that they are both ways of describing the result of bringing an antique or classic car back to the appearance and performance it had when it was new. They also have in common the love the collector has for each one. The decision to restore a car as either a "restomod" or a "restoration" job will usually depend on the age and value of a particular vehicle, and of course, the taste and the budget of the person performing the work.
Enhanced performance and drivability are not part of a true "restoration" but are factors for a modified or restomod car. On these vehicles, the owners has a love for the original car but wants it to have more power, performance and other modern features. All of this comes at a substantial expense. This investiment requires the proper protection so that if anything happens it can be restored to it's original "modified" condition. When you are willing to spend this kind of time and money on a modified or restomod car, your love for that vehicle goes much deeper and requires special attention and protection.
A true "restoration" is a vehicle that has been reassembled with the goal of bringing it back to factory-stock condition only. A "restomod" or modified car is defined as a vehicle that has been put back together with the addition of new modern or aftermarket parts that were not on the vehicle when it came from the factory.
Leland-West's Classic Car Insurance Plans are designed for all makes and models of collectible and exotic cars, regardless of their age. These plans are much less restrictive than typical "never-leave-it-unattended" policies. See our Policy Highlights for all details. You might have a number of questions which Leland-West's Frequently Asked Questions can answer for you.