Many hobbyists are taking a modern approach to car restoration and creating collector car hybrids. These cars receive all current day mechanical technology such as new brakes, drive train and engine, but still retain the original body trim and interior.
An example of this is the Concept 1957 Corvette created by a small company in Michigan called Corvette Concepts. The car comes with a modern day chassis but still has its original body and interior. Building these types of cars uses the same kinds of process as restoring a true collector car-the only difference is that a hybrid car is fully drive-able.