Transit Skyliner: The luxury ground transport of the future.


Galpin Auto Sports is proud to partner with Ford Motor Company in bringing you Transit Skyliner! Constructed as a substitute for the modern limousine and built off the all-new 2015 Ford Transit, Galpin Auto Sports customized this colassal conversion van with versatility and comfort at the forefront of their design. Fashioning the interior with four modes of accommodation – theater, business, reception and travel – every feature within may be tailored to a set mode or to the liking of each individual passenger with just the swipe of a finger. From the adjustable custom-designed seats to the mood lighting and technology all interior features are controlled by smart phone or tablet… And that’s just a taste, for more information check out the press coverage!

Click here for Transit Skyliner’s build video by Ford
Click here for a walk through of Transit Skyliner
Click here for a presentation of Transit Skyliner’s entertainment system


Galpin is proud to introduce its first coach built supercar – the Galpin Ford GTR1. Continuing Galpin’s 60-year legacy of customizing vehicles, the GTR1 is based on the Ford GT and an interpretation of what it may have looked and performed like had it continued it’s evolution. The GTR1 boasts a powerplant capable of an estimated 1024 HP and 739 ft-lbs of torque, generated from a twin turbocharged 5.4L V8 engine that is mechanically capable of speeds in excess of 225 mph – making it a truly modern and bold American Mid-Engine Supercar.

While designed by Galpin Auto Sports, the hand crafted all aluminum body was widened 5 inches compared to the Ford GT, and constructed by renowned concept car builder Metalcrafters. It features 20 inch forged aluminum knock off wheels, Pirelli P-Zero tires, 6 piston brakes with full carbon rotors, jeweled headlamps and tail lamps and carbon fiber accents. The interior features a machined aluminum instrument cluster, a McIntosh sound system, and luxurious hand fabricated leather trimmed seats, dash, door panels and headliner.

For more details, photos and the press kit, visit the Galpin Ford GTR1 website.

Tonka Truck

It’s time to get out of the sandbox and into some real dirt! Galpin Auto Sports had a blast building this life-sized Ford F250 Super Duty Tonka Truck aptly named the Tonka T-Rex.Keep an eye out for it – appearances will be scheduled at retailer events, promotional events, shows and parades throughout the year.

Features include:

  • Vinyl graphics
  • Custom Tonka-branded grille and blackout badges
  • Bushwacker pocket-style fender flares
  • Line-X bedliner material was put around the grille, on the fender flares, inside the fender wells, in the bed, on the bumpers, and on the running boards Yellow and Black off-road rescue tool kit and mounting rack
  • Security system
  • JL and Kenwood audio and video system
  • Complete custom interior — also in yellow and black — filled with Tonka logos and seats covered in Katzkin leather

Street Poets Vehicle Wrap

Shadow Works Vehicle Wrap

Mystery Machine Van

Come see the Mystery Machine Van at Galpin VW.

1932 Edelbrock Special HIghboy Roadster

Known as the “Edelbrock Special,” Bill Likes’ roadster could be considered the quintessential racing highboy of its era. Bill was the man to beat every time he appeared. Initially using a 1932 roadster body on a 1932 Ford frame painted dark blue, stripped of every nonessential part and packing a potent flathead, the clean, well- turned-out Likes highboy was a top points getter at SCTA and Russetta meets. It was photographed in Hot Rod magazine and Fawcett hot rod publications of the era. The machine shop manager at Edelbrock, Bill Likes always ran Edelbrock-built flatheads, fitted with his employer’s latest equipment and tuned to perfection by Bobby Meeks.

Cubify 3D Systems

Galpin Auto Sports, built the “Cube” Odyssey for 3D Systems cross country road trip to launch its first ever plug-and-play 3D printer, Cube™.

Both company’s share a common mission to empower the individual through access to great technology and design. The Cube Odyssey road trip started in Los Angeles on April 10, 2012 and travelled to over 25 of the hottest and most creative cities in the country. 3D Systems showcased the ‘tricked out’ Nissan Cube® at its big send-off with Galpin Auto Sports’ own, Mad Mike, and other Cube Odyssey celebrities, sponsors and supporters in Los Angeles at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

It also opened up the New York Stock market in New York

Features include: Custom wrap, Enkei custom painted wheels, custom stitched and patched 8-bit inspired interior details and panels, and custom colorization of the 3D Systems Cubes featured in the back of the vehicle. Colorful front grille and other car parts were printed by 3D Systems very own SLA printer.

Star Waggons

Iron Orchid

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.

“Iron Orchid” is a one-off fully custom show car  built from a 1934 Ford Five-Window Coupe. Built over the course of 18 months, the Iron Orchid emulates the extreme show cars of the 60’s using hundreds of custom one-off and pre-1965 parts. This classic 1934 Ford Coupe has been taken to the level of “critical mass excellence!” -Robert Williams.

 Separating Galpin’s ’34 from other hot rods on display were a number of striking elements that rely on innovative or never-before-seen uses of materials and finishes. Clear blue acrylic panels were used for the windshield and windows, while also replacing steel in select spaces, allowing the driver and on-lookers to see many of the unique working mechanicals of the car. The acrylic panels in the hood provide views of the upholstered firewall and engine even while closed. Inside, acrylic is also used, affording the passenger and driver an unobstructed look at the chromed transmission internals. More than 2,000 individually chromed pieces went into the car.

One of the centerpieces, requiring special attention due to its prominence, is the grille. Specialized silver solder and lead were used to create a solid piece that, after chroming, effectively became a fluid-like sculpture at the front of the Ford. In addition to the work completed, Shuten and Boeckmann relied on additional help from both inside Galpin, as well as other respected friends. The drivetrain, a 1964 Ford 427 side oiler V8, mated to a 1965 Ford top-loader 4-speed transmission, was built and prepared by Galpin Classic Auto Service.

All the chrome was completed by Steve Tracy at Advanced Plating; the one-off four-piece hood, to accept the acrylic inserts, was custom built by Bobby Walden, and a custom set of tires were created for the ’34 by Hurst Racing Tires, which were modeled after Mickey Thompson Super Stock Drag series. The over-the-top period-correct full-custom paint was completed by Darryl Hollenbeck of Vintage Color Studio.

Though this was Galpin’s first entry contending for the Autorama’s Ridler Award, they’re no stranger to the world of award-winning customs and hotrods. In fact, this is Galpin’s 60th year of customizing cars both classic and new. In addition to customizing, GAS offers full builds of hot rods and customs, full restorations and restomod fabrications. GAS also maintains the world’s largest collection of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth cars and memorabilia, as well as a collection of historically significant race cars, hot rods and show cars from the ’50’s and ’60’s. In GAS’ retail store, customers have access to the full-line of parts, accessories, and branded merchandise, from the legendary Moon Eyes and So-Cal Speed Shops. For enthusiasts wishing to commission their own turn-key vehicle, the expert staff at GAS will design and build whatever the buyer chooses, following the mantra “If you can dream it, we can build it.”


  • 1st Place – “Altered 1934 Street Coupe”
  • Outstanding Undercarriage
  • Outstanding Use of Color Design
  • Outstanding Engine-Rod
  • Outstanding Street Rod
  • Named “Top 100” of 2013 Award – Street Rodder Magazine

5.11 Tactical B.E.A.S.T.

5.11 Tactical partnered with Galpin Auto Sports to unveil the Breaching Entry Assault System Trainer on Saturday, April 28th at an invitation only, unveiling party in Van Nuys, California. The leader in tactical gear introduced “The B.E.A.S.T.” at the exclusive event attended by Los Angeles Police Department, law enforcement, media, and honored guests. LA SWAT team members assisted in the breaching demonstration while guests were able to get an up close look at The B.E.A.S.T. and 5.11’s breaching tools in action.

SPX Widebody Mustang

Built by Galpin for industrial company SPX, this specially built Mustang features a hand-built body that widens the car by an incredible nine inches highlighted by PPG Candy Apple Red paint. Under the hood is a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing over 700 horsepower, and it has also been fitted with forged three-piece wheels, a custom suede interior, upgraded exhaust system and more.

Spotify Bus

Digital music service Spotify this month launched “Spotify on Tour with the Big Green Bus,” featuring a digital signage-enabled “big green bus” stopping at music and entertainment events around the country.

The exterior side of the bus features a digital interactive boom box composed of three DynaScan47-inch, high-brightness DS47LT4 LCDs, within a custom enclosure designed by Galpin Auto Sports.

Visitors can add songs to the playlists on the DynaScan screens directly from their smartphones through Facebook. Playlists will be available in the Spotify on Tour Facebook App along with photos and exclusive video performances from artists on the bus. Tour stops include Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, New Orleans and Miami, with many additional locations along the way.

In addition to the interactive boom box, music fans who visit the bus at each stop will experience live music performances, a bespoke Bacardi VIP Bar, iPads with Spotify playlists queued up and ready to stream, and a mobile photo booth to capture the experience with friends, print the photos to take home or tag themselves on the Spotify on Tour Facebook page and app.

KCAL9 Weather truck



2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Halo 4 Edition

Galpin Auto Sports was asked by the Halo 4 team at Microsoft, and Antenna to build a military inspired F-150 Raptor that could be inserted directly into Halo 4, and driven by Masterchief. Step one was to completely dis-assemble the truck and add a custom paint scheme using multiple matte finish greens worthy of a military vehicle on the front lines. The team at GAS also added Line-X spray coating to all fender flares, bumpers, and the bed of the truck. Adding an aggressive stance was achieved by raising the Fox coil over suspension 2.5 inches and adding Ford racing bead lock wheels, and Nitto 35″ mud grappler tires. GAS also added a Whipple industries supercharger and Magnaflow exhaust giving the truck a more aggressive sound and putting over 500 hp to the ground.

GAS knew the inside of this vehicle had to be a gamers paradise. The team added two 7″ head rest monitors and one 10″ drop down monitor. These screens are best put to use by the limited edition Halo4 X box mounted in the custom build “UNSC” enclosure under the rear seat. GAS militarized the interior even further by creating a custom leather and canvas interior that not only looks good but will stand the test of time on the battle field.

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is one of those rare, once-in-a-decade vehicles that stands out above the crowd, and has almost universal appeal among truck enthusiasts. The conversion that Galpin Auto Sports achieved on the Halo 4 raptor takes things to another level, upping the antie of custom possibilities on the Ford SVT Raptor.




Galpin Auto Sports presents this 600HP, one-of-a-kind 2012 Ford SVT Raptor, custom built for Pabst Blue Ribbon! GAS has fitted this green monster with a Roush Supercharger and a Borla performance exhaust, giving the Raptor a more aggressive tone. The stance was altered with Method Race 18” 301 Matte Black wheels and 35” BFG Mud Terrain tires along with a suspension leveling kit. GAS also added a custom black grille and remote control electric tonneau cover. The striking Got to Have It Green custom paint is coordinated with the interior styling: two- tone green stitched suede seats, custom wrapped suede headliner and pillars, custom rear seat enclosure, contrast stitched steering wheel, and painted door panel inserts, console and center dash. The JL Audio 10W 3 Subwoofer & HD900/5 Amplifier, Focal 165KRX2 & 130 KR Components and a Rockford Fosgate 3.Sixty.3 Signal Processor provide an incredible sound that will accelerate you beyond all expectations.

2013 Super Snake

“As a certified Shelby Mod Shop, GAS is authorized to turn your Shelby into the ride of your life…like this 850HP 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake! The performance and handling highlights of this Shelby include the dynamic Ford Racing/Whipple Supercharger, 3.31:1 gear ratio with Torsen limited-slip rear differential, Borla exhaust, Shelby Performance Cooling Package, Eibach coil-over suspension and sway bar kit, Wilwood brake kit, Bilstein adjustable dampers, and Shelby aluminum Watts Link rear suspension. The distinctive exterior styling hails from the Candy Red paint and Gloss White stripes, fiberglass Shelby Super Snake hood, Super Snake badging, Shelby carbon fiber front splitter and the aggressive 20” x 9.5” Matte Black painted forged-aluminum wheels and P285/35R20 performance tires. The premium interior incorporates Recaro Sport leather-trimmed front bucket seats and a Shelby short throw shifter.”

1965 Shelby GT-350 Barn Find

Garaged in the early 1970s where it remained for 40 years, this all-original 1965 Shelby GT-350, originally sold to Galpin Ford, has only 44,000 original miles. Galpin’s Classic Auto Service was challenged with keeping all the patina while getting the Mustang into road-worthy condition. This pony was given a complete major tune up: the brake system was refurbished while retaining the original components; all component fluids were changed; the heater was rebuilt with a new core; the cooling system was restored to ensure efficient operation and reliability; and the wheel alignment was checked and set to specification. This GT-350 features original Wimbledon White paint with Guardsman Blue stripes, original 289 cid V8 engine giving 306HP, and original interior! Other specs include a 4-Speed Borg Warner Full Synchromesh T10 Transmission and 9.5” Kelsey Hayes Front Disc Brakes. After its extensive servicing, the GT-350 was driven by Galpin VP Beau Boeckmann over 300 miles from L.A. to Pebble Beach, where – culminating in a perfect performance – the “barn find” was shown at the Quail Lodge Motor Sports Gathering at the Concours d’Elegance!

Shelby Wide Body

This Shelby show car, which debuted recently at the Quail Lodge Motor Sports Gathering during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, was designed and customized by GAS. Starting with a 2012 Shelby GT 500, the “wide-body” feature is an all handcrafted sheet metal fabrication, making the body 9” wider and includes sealed rear quarter windows. The paint color is Aston Martin Morning Frost Pearl White. Galpin Auto Sports had custom three-piece wheels made by Forgiato. This vehicle also has a complete custom Crimson Red raised grain leather interior, even the trunk! Power upgrade comes from a Ford Racing/Shelby supercharger, with 750HP on tap. Also added are Shelby 6-Piston front & rear brakes, Magnaflow Quad Exhaust & Ford Racing Performance Suspension. The interior is finished with a luxurious 7-Channel audio system specifically built for this vehicle by McIntosh. McIntosh delivers peak audio output at 1,000 watts with crystal clear sound.