The Bilenkin Vintage is, believe it or not, a modern car, despite looking like a 1960s-era Volvo P1800.

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The Vintage starts out life as an E92-generation (2007-2013) BMW M3 coupe. The M3's 400-horsepower, eight-cylinder engine remains the Vintage's powerplant. Otherwise, you'd have a hard time realizing this is a new car under all that vintage sheet metal.

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Can you see any direct BMW touches other than the coupe's roofline? It appears that nearly every other inch of the car is completely redone.

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Bilenkin even throws the car some steel wheels and whitewall tires for that proper old-school look.

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The Bilenkin Vintage also contains the BMW's active and passive safety equipment, so this retro ride still rocks multiple airbags and systems like traction control.

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There are no words capable of describing the job Bilenkin did with the Vintage's interior. It's like something out of a hermetically sealed time capsule.

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There are some modern touches in here, though. For example, BMW's iDrive system moves over largely unchanged, and the steering wheel looks like it was modeled after the ones in current Rolls-Royce vehicles.

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Yes, you can still have your seat heaters in the Bilenkin Vintage. This is a Russian car company -- it's not about to get rid of the most popular option for cold-climate buyers.

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Want your Vintage festooned with gold, diamonds and other high-end finishes? Bilenkin will make it happen.

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The attention to detail is reminiscent of Singer Vehicle Design, a US-based company that does similar work with the 964-generation Porsche 911.

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However, unlike Singer, where vehicles can cost nearly seven figures, the Vintage starts at €130,000 (directly converted, about $138,000, £91,700 or AU$189,000).

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If you're not a fan of paisley seats, don't worry -- Bilenkin's got you covered with this darker, leather-heavy getup.

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Considering the elaborate design of these details, it's no wonder the car debuted at the Dubai Motor Show this past November.

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Bilenkin's attention to detail in the center stack is simply marvelous, even if the "Vintage" badge is a little overkill.

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There's no word yet on specific market availability, but something tells us that if you have the money to get the project started, you'll figure out how to get it road legal.

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