07 August 2020 02:55
Aquaman himself Jason Momoa recently traded the ocean for the open road when he restored his wife Lisa Bonet's 1965 Mustang. It was the first car she ever bought for herself; she was 17 years old. So even though the car was in rough shape, it held immense sentimental value for Bonet. Her husband (with the help of a very cool, professional auto shop, Divine One Customs) restored the car completely, from the inside out. And he released a YouTube video to bring us along on the journey too.
In the video, you learn that this car is actually super rare and had lots of custom parts. It's unclear how many of those parts were salvageable, but the auto shop did the best they could to preserve the character of the car. Whether you're a "car person" or not, it's extremely cool to get a behind-the-scenes glance at everything that goes into restoring a car. You see the mechanics literally take it apart piece by piece until it's down to the skeleton, clean what they can, and then put the whole thing back together again, with some very special new and exciting details. On the Divine One Customs website, they explain the full extent of the work they put into this car.
He couldn't wait to show it to Lisa for the first time. On Instagram, Jason wrote that this surprise project was 14 years in the making. He wrote, "I wanted to surprise my wife with her first car she ever bought and bring it back to life and into our family. Mahalo to @bigkemdizel for bringing me to @divine1customs to meet Misha, I could not have done this without the love and support they put into this project." He decided to make a video project to document the restoration with his production company, On the Roam. The result is a romantic love letter to this legendary car and the legendary couple and family that owns it.
Lisa's reaction when she sees the car for the first time is priceless. It clearly means a lot to her that Jason went through all the trouble to restore the whole thing, and she's clearly excited to share her first car with him and their kids in a way they haven't been able to up until now. Jason Momoa surprises Lisa Bonet with restoration of her first car Momoa gave his bride a gift he says was 14 years in the making Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa (Getty Images) Celebrity couples often give each other lavish gifts. Who can forget Cardi B giving her husband Offset $500K she conveniently put into the fridge for him? Or what about Beyoncé reportedly buying hubby Jay-Z his own private jet? Read More: Viola Davis, LeBron James among honorees at AAFCA TV Honors Jason Momoa, star of Aquaman, gifted his wife something that took a while to come to fruition but had a great deal of sentimental value. It seems Lisa Bonet kept the 1965 Mustang convertible that she first brought when she was 17, presumably while she was still playing Denise on The Cosby Show. ROME, ITALY – JULY 04: Jason Momoa and Lilakoi Moon attends the Fendi Couture Fall Winter 2019/2020 Dinner on July 04, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images for Fendi) That the car is a famed Shelby Mustang of which there are only three in the world made it a challenge to rebuild but Momoa found Divine 1 Customs in Las Vegas that restored it back to new. The car was was rusted and decayed but the original shell was intact which gave them somewhat of a platform to work with. "I know we can't relive a memory, but maybe we can rebuild one," Momoa says in the video that details the restoration. He continued it was the first car she ever bought. "To be in this passenger seat with my wife here and surprise her and our babies in the back — riding in her first car when she was 17 — I'm excited to see her face," he said. "It's come a long way, a long way." HOLLYWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 12: Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Aquaman" at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 12, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images) The original white color couldn't be saved but the Black restoration seemed to be just fine with Bonet. "Holy cow," she said when she saw the car for the first time. After looking around the vehicle she told the car restorers, "That is gorgeous. Oh my gosh. It's pristine, not too flashy but just enough." Read More: Kandi hires 'COVID-free' dancers in glass box for husband's birthday Bonet, 52, who last appeared on the Showtime series Ray Donovan, has been married to Momoa, 41, since 2017. The two share a young son and daughter. Bonet is also mother to actress Zoe Kravitz, her daughter with Grammy-winning musician Lenny Kravitz. Watch the video below: Have you subscribed to theGrio's podcast "Dear Culture"? Download our newest episodes now! The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Jason Momoa has shared a moving video documenting the restoration of his wife Lisa Bonet's first car. The actor recently shared the video on his YouTube channel. In the clip, he explains that Bonet had the car, a 1865 Ford Mustang, when she was 17 years old. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines "I know we can't relive a memory, but maybe we can rebuild one," he narrates. Momoa is then shown bringing the car to a facility where it is then restored by professionals. Once the process is completed, Momoa returns and explains: "This is a big dream come true because this was my wife's first car. "...I never thought that it would look like this. To be in this passenger seat with my wife here, and surprise her, and our babies in the back, riding in her first car [from] when she was 17... I'm excited to see her face." He then takes the car back to Bonet, who upon discovering it, whispers: "It's beautiful." "Holy cow," she adds. "That is gorgeous." The pair and their two children then drive off in the newly restored vehicle. Gettyimages | NICK AGRO Jason Momoa is most well known today for his portrayal of the iconic DC character "Aquaman". The 41-year-old actor is as much a hero fictionally as in reality and his family knows it! Jason recently gave the gift of a lifetime to his beloved wife Lisa Bonet. A gift that he says was 14 years in the making. The gift he would give her was so much more than an item or a small gesture of affection. It was so extravagant that it made his wife cry.