Hyundai Grandeur is one of South Korea’s first luxury sedans and recently, a new generation of the model was launched. The Grandeur holds a special place in the hearts of car enthusiasts in this country and there’s no better proof of that than this stunning first-generation Grandeur convertible. It’s not an official Hyundai product but that doesn’t make it any less spectacular.
The four-door, five-seater open-top splendor you can see in the video above was actually made by Peaches. If this is your first time hearing about Peach, all you should know is that it is a automotive enthusiast group from South Korea with diverse skills as music and video directors, fashion designers, and artists and those people are now making some of the wildest aftermarket projects in South Korea.
This particular example is called the Newtro Grandeur and features a topless construction that retains the original rear quarter glass panels, a touch that was also seen on the modern model successors. The exterior of the car is mostly stock apart from a special graphic on the hood which is inspired by traditional Korean furniture art. The sedan no longer has B-pillars but we don’t know what reinforcement was done to the chassis to make it stronger in the absence of a roof.
The interior carries the overall design of the original 1980s vehicle but there are a number of unique touches, including special leather upholstery for the seats and door panels. Several components have been refurbished, such as the gear lever and some of the other buttons on the dashboard.
We have no details regarding the powertrain of the Grandeur Convertible, though Peaches released a video showing that this is actually a fully operational machine, not just a show car. (see above). The first generation Grandeur originally had a 2.0-liter engine sourced from Mitsubishi, which was later replaced by the larger 2.4-liter factory. In the early 1990s a 3.0 liter V6 was also launched as an option. Recently, Hyundai presented an official restomod based on the original Grandeur featuring an all-electric powertrain (see linked link module above).