New ‘European’ restomods
Thornley Kelham is expanding its restomod business with a new range of “reimagined automotive icons” badged as ‘European’. The European name debuted in late 2021 on the final three editions of Thornley Kelham’s Aurelia Outlaw, the ultimate version being a ‘European CSL’ variant (pictured) with aluminium bodywork, Alfa Romeo Busso V6 engine and modernised mechanicals.
Three new ‘European’ models will be presented in the next 12 months. There are no details of what these will be but Thornley Kelham says its programme can include Alfa Romeo, Porsche, BMW and Jaguar.
Each restoration/modification project takes up to 5000 hours of work, featuring modern upgrades that remain “faithful to that model’s specific personality and lineage”. Prices range from £250,000 to £600,000 plus donor car, depending on specification and model.