As the nation prepares to inaugurate a new President, Capitol Hill has allowed replica cars to win big thanks to relaxed federal laws. The Supreme Court has wasted decades fighting small businesses on behalf of auto manufacturers. It all culminated by the aftermarket suing the Federal Government. Legislators realized that their laws from 1967 were antiquated, to say the least. Now, the smaller shops can build 325 cars a year, as long as the original is 25 years or older.
From here on, interior resemblances don’t matter, and exterior changes can be up to 10% different than the original car it’s based on. So here’s to a Ferrari 250 from Manhattan Motorcars, new Eleanor Mustang from Fusion Luxury Motors, big-blocks from Backdraft, incredible 4WDs from Icon, aluminum supercars from Fii, and 1963 Corvette Grand Sports from Superformance. Tell us your favorite replica in the comments below.