Toronto-based Feel Good Cars' retrofitted-as-electric 40-year-old Renault Dauphines (1) make a very green statement. The first production models roll out in about four months, for about 20K. www.feelgoodcars.com.
Local retailer Barfly (2) takes fridges only a landlord could love and retrofits them with keg spouts and jazzy paint jobs. A very cool $1,525. 673 Queen West, 416-364-8260.
There's nothing authentic about DeLonghi's Retro toaster (3) except the name ($89.99 at the Bay, 176 Yonge, 416-861-9111 and others). Blender pioneer Waring (medical supply maker -- don't ask) (4) still manufactures its original "waterfall" chrome blender, including the "cloverleaf" glass jar made from moulds that have been in service for over 60 years. $199 at Embros (1170 Yonge, 416-923-1803).
The Drink Master Classic Drink Mixer (5) is a small-scale version of Hamilton Beach's original 1911 diner model. $44.95 at PERSONAL EDGE (Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge, 416-340-2820, and others).Retroactive