Iron Orchid

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Presenting Iron Orchid: Galpin’s first entry for the historic Ridler Award at Detroit’s Autorama. A one-off period correct ’34 Ford 5-window coupe, built by Dave Shuten of GAS. Stay Tuned!

Galpin Auto Sports is not only well known for its custom builds on new cars…it is also famous for building some of the coolest hot rods and resto mods in the world.

Many GAS creations have been exhibited at some of the biggest hot rod shows in the United States such as Detroit AutoRama, Grand National Roadster Show, and Long Beach MotoRama.

The world of hot rods, classics and resto mods are only limited to your imagination and budget.  In no other area does the phrase “If you can dream it…we can build it” apply more. With a passion for hotrod building that dates back to the 60’s, GAS has the artistry, know-how and ingenuity, to build period correct hotrods from the ground up or restore significant historic rods and customs. From the smallest modifications to full one-off builds, GAS will turn your automotive dream into a reality.

GAS Quality

Quality and satisfaction comes first at GAS, and we have assembled an expert crew to build your dream, including industry master Dave Shuten. In the past 15 years Shuten and has done numerous restorations from one-off builds to famous historic rods and customs including Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s Orbitron, an exact recreation tribute of Big Daddy’s Mysterion and Dan Wood’s Milk and Ice Trucks.

Our Showroom

Galpin Auto sports not only has a full functional custom shop we have a full retail showroom stocked with all of the most recognizable hot rod and custom car brands including Moon Equipment, SoCal Speed Shop, Radir Wheels and Slicks, and Ford Racing equipment to name a few.  For the kustom kulture enthusiast we also offer merchandise and apparel from the pioneers in hot rodding such as Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, George Barris, Gene Winfield, Robert Williams and Von Dutch.  Galpin is also the home of one of the largest private collections of Ed Roth vehicles and kustom kulture memorabilia.

Resto Mods

As far as resto mods go…whether it’s a car that you that you’ve always wanted or a car that’s been in your family for generations GAS can restore it to stock or give it the best in resto modifications available turning your grandmothers car into the ultimate street machine.

GAS can take your beloved classic car and upgrade it using modern components to enhance its performance, comfort, safety, and beauty.  GAS will keep the integrity of your classic vehicle exterior while giving it a modern spin by using the latest in technology, adding horsepower, and incorporating new components to give you something that you will cherish forever.

March 7, 2013 | Categories Events, Featured, Press

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  1. The Iron Orchid is amazing! - On March 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Hey Dave, I am good friends with your grandpa Jack in Brethren and will make sure he see’s the pictures of this beauty. He has mentioned seeing it on the trailer when you picked it up. Again amazing work.

  2. The Iron Orchid is amazing! - On March 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Dave Shuten, I was married to your cousin John and am still very close with your uncle Jack and he brags about you and your cars all the time and would love some pictures of them to show off. If there is any way you could send or e mail me some I can print them off for him as he is almost completely blind now and would love to see some before he no longer can!! If you could that would be great Thank you!!

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