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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.
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.
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.
George Barris customized F150…like only George can do it!
- Magnaflow Dual Exhaust
- Ground Force Lowering Kit
- Katzkin Black/Red Leather Interior
- 24” Custom KMC Wheels
- Custom Tuxedo Black Paint with Ferrari Red Accents
- BAKFLIP Tonneau Cover
- Streetscene Custom Bumper Cover
- Barris Bed Rail Wings
- Barris Custom Fiberglass
- Hood and Steel Grille
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.
“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.”
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!
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.
This ’66 Bronco Heritage was named a Top 10 Car at SEMA by Motor Trend! With 540 horsepower, this extreme off-road show truck is one brawny ride with its Ford 377cid Stroker engine, custom tuned Edelbrock EFI and Powertrain Control System, Ford AOD Transmission and custom made headers and exhaust system. Putting power to the ground is the High Pinion Dana 60 Rear Axle with Super Duty Disc Brakes and Dana 44 Front Axle with OX Air Locker and 3⁄4 ton Disc Brakes. The Custom Long Travel 3-Link Rear Suspension and 4-Link Front Suspension is designed to work well for rock crawling, while the King Performance Race Series Coil-Over Shocks provide the highest level of suspension control. Off-road exterior styling is complete with 16” Mickey Thompson Champion Beadlock Wheels by Alcoa, LT315/75/16 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A Tires, Fully Integrated Roll Cage and Support System, Custom Fabricated Front Bars/Skid Plate/ Rear Spare Tire Mount/ Trailer Hitch Receiver and Rear Bars. This Bronco is painted in Heritage colors as homage to Ford’s dominant first, second and third place victories at the 1966 Le Mans 24 hour race with the GT40. Equipped with Cobra Sport seats, Deist Safety 4-Point Belts & Harnesses, custom rear bench seat and Auto Meter gauges, this Bronco is built to handle the roughest off-road terrain in style!
The new “battle of the bands” TV show, “Gimme the Gig II,” came to GAS with a challenge: put a fully functional and operational recording studio into a Ford Focus! It seemed impossible, but GAS loves a challenge. With sound design and engineering by GAS, Ford, multiple Grammy Award-winning record producer Don Was, and Krish Sharma, this Focus has multi-track recording capabilities built around a protools native DAW, Apogee Symphony interface and Toft in-line recording console. Blending traditional analog processing with digital recording, the unit also features microphone preamplifiers by BAE, dbx dynamics and Empirical Labs compressors. Capturing the audio onstage are microphones by Neuman, AKG, Sure and Marshall. Headphone monitoring by Little Red Box and Sennheiser complete the audio circle and allow recording to be monitored in real time without leakage. The Ford Focus itself provides outstanding playback capabilities with its Sony sound system, blending hi fidelity and real-world punch. It’s the hottest mobile recording studio in town!
The 3rd installation of Galpin Auto Sports custom Gassers, this ’57 Ford post car is powered by a 302 that was bored and stroked to 331, produces 502HP, and is backed by a Borg Warner 4-speed transmission! This Galpin Gasser also sports fender well headers, a chrome Currie 9” 411 posi rear end with chrome Lakewood ladder bars, and has an original Ford straight axle front end. The custom Gold Pearl paint is emblazoned with hand-laid, real Gold and Silver leaf lettering. The Cool White on Pearl White diamond patterned interior with Gold foil piping meshes with the Black/Gold speckled custom carpeting. The inside is complete with a Hurst 4-speed shifter, classic Mooneyes old school gauges and chrome roll bar.
“Chopping,” or cutting out a section of the roof to lower it, is popular with Hot Rods, but rarely (if ever) is it done to a brand new car! GAS took this 2013 VW Beetle 6-Speed Turbo and chopped 5.5” off the A-pillars and 2.5” off the B-pillars, giving it that retro, classic “Chopped Top” appearance. GAS also deleted the rear side windows, added custom hand-fabricatedmetal rear air scoops, then lowered the Beetle with Neuspeed lowering springs and sway bar. This bug features Onyx Black paint with Candy Apple Red metal-flake panels and matching interior appointments. The custom black leather interior and headliner is accented with red stitching, 20” 3-piece Forgiato handmade rims (in the style of the original EMPI Porsche wheels of the 60s) and the tinted exterior lights complete the sinister look.
Winner of the SEMA Outstanding Achievement Award in Design by Ford, this 2013 Ford Focus ST was taken to the next level by GAS with a hand-fabricated wide body design, Fiberglass Front Bumper, Front/Rear Fenders, Carbon Fiber Roof Vent, Rocker Panels and custom fit APR Rear Spoiler. GAS also added Steeda Sway Bar, Borla Cat-Back Exhaust, and Brembo Performance Brakes. The stance is enhanced by H&R Coil-Over Springs, Motegi MR119 18”x 8” Wheels and Cooper Zeon RS3-S 255/35/18 Tires. Final touches include a fresh tri-color PPG paint color scheme that complements the interior appointments, which include custom red Leather Seats and Steering Wheel with Contrast Stitching and Custom Leather Shifter Boot, and Brake Handle. Jaw dropping performance and style! All-in-one incredible package!
Custom designed by Steve Carpenter of Galpin Auto Sports. Mustang has custom paint with matching roll cage. Vehicle is fully equipped with leather, Roush body kit, Ford Racing scoop and springs. Throttle body with JLT cold air, custom dyno tune, full Bassani exhaust, 20″ rims with Nitto tires and Stop Tech brakes. In an effort to support children and families effected by pediatric cancer, Steve Carpenter and Galpin Auto Sports have teamed up to raise funds and awareness for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer by auctioning off this custom 2010 Ford Mustang GT.
Dan Woods’ Ice Truck was the trend setting show rod for 1970. This showstopper was built by Dan Woods during his tenure with the infamous Ed “Big Daddy” Roth in Maywood, CA.
He had help from some of the biggest names of the time: Mickey Thompson (engine), Ed “Newt” Newton (design), Joe Perez (interior), Tom Kelly (lettering & leafing) and Jim Babbs (custom radiator & grille shell).
The Ice Truck was completely restored by Galpin’s builder, Dave Shuten.
This customized 2012 Tony Hawk Edition Ford Explorer was one of the items auctioned off at the 2011 Standup for Skateparks benefit in Las Vegas helping raise a combined total of $640,000! It was an extraordinary collaborative effort between Tony Hawk, Galpin Auto Sports and DUB! Tony Hawk Foundation’s mission is to create free, quality skateparks for at-risk youth throughout the U.S.! To make this ride insane, GAS added Monotone Silver paint with custom paintwork to the hood and custom Tony Hawk painted logos. Then GAS blacked out the grille and trim, added side vents, and a set of Savini multi-piece wheels paired with performance Pirelli tires. For the inside, a luxurious custom Katzkin leather interior and for entertainment, GAS added a full Sony Entertainment System, Sony PS3 Gaming Console and, of course, a set of custom skateboard racks. This is as loaded as a Ford Explorer gets!
This F650 has undergone a 4WD conversion and is now the ultimate everyday pick up capable of towing all your summer/winter toys and much more! What was once a heavy-duty “commercial vehicle” is now a street ready XUV (Xtreme Utility Vehicle) complete with a custom truck bed to give this monster pickup added utility! Some of the features on this bad boy include 22×5 Alcoa Wheels with Michelin tires, an MBRP 8” exhaust stack, Turbo-Back exhaust system, polished stainless steel fuel tanks, and AMP Research retractable power steps. GAS installed a 900-watt sound system that is as mighty as its appearance, and includes a Kenwood 7180 with four FoCal 5×7 speakers, JL Audio 900×5 amplifier and a JL Audio Stealthbox. Talk about Extreme Makeover!
Taking a page out of Volvo racing history, this turbocharged 2011 S60 T6 is rated at 300 horsepower and gives 325 pound-feet of torque. Its custom classic pastel blue PPG paint designed by GAS, R-design front and rear bumpers, custom grille and diffuser all give it the Volvo European racing feel. GAS painted all the exterior trim, including the center roof panel, gloss black. To give it an aggressive stance, GAS also added Heico lowering springs and Forgiato three-piece lightweight 20-inch wheels and BF Goodrich KW2 tires. The interior features custom blue leather seats with French stitching and piping that match the exterior. A custom suede headliner and dark navy custom carpet round out this gorgeous Volvo!