Luxury & Exotics

GTR1

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.

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.

Galpin Gasser III

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.

Awards
  • Best Interior and Best Motor at Ink-N-Iron Motorama 2013

2011 S60 T6

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!

 

2011 V12 Vantage

The 2011 V12 Vantage coupe has been called the “fastest and most agile Vantage ever”; this one has been upgraded by GAS to include a White Pearl Paint scheme with a flat matte finish which is carried over to incorporate the central veneer of the cockpit. Slick black paint has been applied to the front grille and chrome window surrounds. The interior factory styling complements the stunning exterior color with a Chancellor Red Semi-Aniline Leather and Alcantara finish. Gorgeous carbon fiber pieces from the Vantage Collection are also incorporated into the exterior door mirror caps, side sills, exterior side strakes, enhanced rear lip spoiler, interior upper door caps, and the three engine strut braces under the hood! The Flowmaster free-flowing exhaust system enhances the exhaust note over and above the factory system and adds approximately 10HP to the overall performance. Forgiato custom 20” Aggio 5-spoke wheels are finished in Matte Black and paired with a set of super sticky Pirelli tires. With this supercar you get it all – performance, handling and styling!

 

Jaguar XK & E-Type

At the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Galpin Jaguar revealed this matching set of new and vintage XK Roadsters to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary E-Type Jaguar! This one-of-a-kind new 2011 Jaguar XK Roadster was painted to match our classic Primrose colored vintage E-Type Jaguar sports car, which is part of Galpin’s private collection. In addition to the exterior Primrose paint, the interior wood trim has been color-matched to enhance the vintage effect on the new Jaguar XK. A black chrome treatment was also applied to the factory chrome trim and 20” wheels.

For more information on Galpin Jaguar’s custom Primrose XK and vintage E-Type:

Brian Allan, General Manager, Galpin Jaguar 818.894.3800 or ballan@galpin.com or visit http://www.galpinjaguar.com

 

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s “Tweedy Pie”

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s “Tweedy Pie” is one of the most recognized T-Buckets in history, selling over 11 million model kits and counting since 1963! Tweedy Pie is a 1923 Ford Model T on a ‘32 Ford chassis, featuring some of Roth’s earliest pinstriping. It runs a Chevy 265 V8 with 6 Stromberg 97 carbs, Ford 3-speed trans and a banjo rear end. Owned for over 40 years by the Lavoy family, Tweedy Pie was sold in 2006 to Larry Tarantolo, who lightly restored it along with fellow Roth aficionado, Dave Shuten of Galpin Auto Sports. Much to everyone’s surprise, it was then thrust back into the public eye at the 2006 Detroit AutoRama, where Ed “Big Daddy” Roth was honored as the featured builder of the year. Tweedy Pie is now at home at Galpin with the largest collection of Ed Roth’s custom creations and memorabilia!

2011 2+2 Lotus Evora Coupe

The goal for the Evora RTR was to take a stock 2011 2+2 Lotus Evora Coupe and redesign it as a street-legal version of the Lotus Type 124 track car. To begin, the front splitter, side sill extensions and rear wing uprights on the exterior were custom machined from aluminum and powder-coated black. The door mirror caps and wing tips were also subjected to the same treatment. Be sure to look out for the wingtips that incorporate a Union Jack GAS logo! The rear horizontal wing, which incorporates the original high-level brake light, is finished from fiberglass epoxy and painted to match the Quartz Silver body. GAS also added vinyl black racing stripes and door decals. Sector 111 supplied the 19”/20” Evora Monza Wheels (direct from Italy), which are finished in a flat black paint and paired with Hankook tires. The Flowmaster exhaust system gives it a throaty growl and moves the peak horsepower closer to 300HP. For the interior, GAS added Alcantara seat inserts in a light gray color to match the Alcantara headliner. This award winning Lotus Evora has been transformed into the ultimate special edition street-legal, race inspired Evora!

 

The Chevelle

The owner of ROB|B Salon in Studio City, Calif., Robbie Schaeffer, dreamed of a Chevy that boasted impressive horsepower, 20″ rear and 18″ front gloss-black Foose Design™ Rims, low-profile racing tires and custom-LED taillights. After nine months of anticipation, Schaeffer took delivery of the 720 horsepower Chevelle at the former home of MTV’s Pimp My Ride, GAS, on Sept. 1. (more…)

GT Menace

Back in Black! This stunning matte black Ford GT takes your breath away. Not only is this mid-engine two-seat sports car an American legend…it’s one of the most aggressive and smoothest looking muscle cars ever built! Galpin Auto Sports has gone above and beyond with the matte black custom paint, blacked out headlamps and taillights and tinted windows enhancing the custom gloss black 3-piece wheels — 20” rear and 19” in front. Besides 850 hp assuring its immense force of acceleration, G.A.S. has expanded the GT’s performance by adding a Whipple supercharger, Acufab throttle body, Ford Racing long tube headers, Ford Racing Exhaust, Transcooler and SCT Programmer. A true racecar

Roth’s Mysterion

Originally featured on the cover of Rod & Custom in September 1963, and soon thereafter offered as a Revell model kit, the fascination with Roth’s Mysterion has never declined. This faithful recreation by Dave Shuten of Galpin Auto Sports, painstakingly scaled from the aforementioned model kit, included creating the body and nose from scratch and building the form for the custom blown acrylic bubble top. Dave then drenched it in custom House Of Kolor Kandy Lime Gold Pearl paint with Lime Green pinstriping. The one-off chrome chassis features twin 406 cubic-inch Ford Thunderbird engines and dual FMX transmissions with each driving its own rear wheel. The rear axle incorporates dual ’46 Ford truck banjo center sections with ’48 Ford drum brakes, one-off front wheels 16×3 with motorcycle tires and Radir 15×8 rear wheels with custom grooved piecrust whitewall slicks. Numerous extremely rare vintage parts were used in the recreation including; six Stromberg/ Bendix WW carburetors, a silver metal flake Cragar steering wheel, a ’62 Plymouth Sport Fury headlight bezel, ’49 Ford accessory backup lights, Lucas headlamps, two full sets of Stewart Warner twin blue gauges, and a vintage 63’ Panasonic solid state televison. Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s Mysterion is still the wildest show rod ever built!

Jaguar xj75

Reputation is, simply stated, what other people think of you. Thus, we were honored when Jaguar Cars commissioned Galpin Auto Sports to build the Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Design Concept to be showcased at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. (more…)

Galpin Gasser

The “Galpin Gasser” started life as a 1956 Ford Mainline 2-door sedan. It’s now been resuscitated into a fire breathing, street legal, naturally aspirated 525 hp fiend! In true G.A.S. fashion, the Galpin Gasser features a Ford Racing 302 engine stroked to 331 by M&R Racing Motors, Hilborn EFI with 22” staggered stacks out of the hood, C4 transmission, Hurst V-Matic2 Dual-Mode shifter, Mooneye gauges, 9” rear-end 3.90 gears, aluminum heads and 66” chrome ladder bar suspension. This baby rocks a matte black paint job with custom graphics and rolls on 10-spoke ET Mag wheels in front and American Racing 5-spoke rear wheels. With its 4-point roll cage and custom Diamond Tuck’n’roll interior, this is one insane ride!

Galpinized Off-Roader

This spectacular Galpinized FX4, a 2009 F-150 Super Crew 4×4, is primed by Galpin Auto Sports to blaze the trails AND fire up the streets…the lucky driver just needs to be ready for a load of respect and admiration! With its custom colored fender flares, Stage 2 6” suspension system, 20” off-road wheels and tires, and custom painted tribal flames, the FX4 looks as great as it rides! (more…)

2008 Yellow Aston Martin Vantage

The beauty and elegance of this extraordinary vehicle transcends all other luxury automobiles… and that’s an understatement! This ingenious coupe has not only been hand assembled and finished by the most immaculate team of vehicular engineers at Aston Martin, but the geniuses of Galpin Auto Sports have thrown in their own
unmistakable touch of class to assure this exquisite piece of machinery its position as the hottest car on the road today. (more…)

Scythe

What commands your full attention, is incredibly fast, boasts a twin Magnuson supercharged engine with 1,005 hp and runs on methanol? Scythe, the most custom car of all time, built by Galpin Auto Sports! Scythe exemplifies the melding of old-world coachbuilding techniques and cutting-edge digital technology. G.A.S. customized the intake manifold, performance grind camshafts and electronic shifter to complete the powertrain of this one of a kind vehicle. Motorized dual driving positions, reverse opening vertical doors, a wraparound pillarless glass cockpit with no B- or C-pillars and custom headlights and taillights surrounded by hand-made aluminum trim are highlights of the unique design. Through a digital uplink to a 3G network, Scythe provides real-time weather, traffic, sports, stock market and news information and maintains your daily calendar. Scythe pushes the very concept of the Galpinized vehicle to new heights!

“Big Daddy” Roth’s Orbitron

Hot Rod Magazine calls it “the most incredible barn find ever!” Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s Orbitron, created in 1964 and lost shortly thereafter for nearly 35 years, was recently uncovered in Mexico, serving as a makeshift dumpster in front of an adult bookshop!Michael Lightbourn rescued the fiberglass-bodied hot rod and Beau Boeckmann, president of Galpin Auto Sports, acquired it specifically to restore it to its former glory. The restoration included saving the original engine transmission and carburetor along with the rechroming of 2,600 individual pieces. G.A.S. was able to find a duplicate vintage TV and blue fur. And there was enough of one of everything on the car to replicate the balance-such as the spinners on the wheels. This car is out of this world!