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Detroit Speed was started in a two-car garage, building a '69 Camaro. Tools were acquired along the way, parts were built that weren't on the market, relationships were formed, and a reputation was made. Today, 20 years later, our Project Shop builds some of the most iconic hot rods in the industry and is considered one of the leaders in design, quality, and workmanship.
Detroit Speed's Project Shop specializes in full custom car builds. Whether you have a vehicle you want to start with or you want us to find one, we will work with you to design, budget, and build your dream vehicle. Our shop is for the true enthusiast. Think we are a good fit for you? Please complete the Custom Car Build Inquiry Form to get started.
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Detroit Speed Inc. Vehicle Build Process
The theoretical process of building a car may seem straightforward to some people. Determine what you want out of your car: daily driver, race car, show car, somewhere in between. You find the vehicle to start with, tear it down, buy some parts, install, paint and fire it up, right?
The physical process of building a car though, can be lengthy, costly, and sometimes, frustrating. Choosing a builder that fits your goals and expectations is extremely important. Each builder has its unique process and style. Detroit Speed has built a reputation for how we build project vehicles. We pride ourselves on quality products, excellent fit and finish, and the ability for the customer to drive and enjoy the vehicle for years to come. The minimum timeline for a Detroit Speed-built car averages about 18 months, with the maximum timeline sometimes being over three years depending on the complexity of the build and the budget available. Each build is unique and thus each customer relationship must be treated individually and fairly.
First things first, the Interview. We request upfront details from a potential customer on what their expectations are, what they want out of the build and what their budget is. The customer can supply the vehicle to start with or we can assist in locating a good candidate for the build. Then we will have a phone interview to discuss these details and any follow up questions directly. If the scope and timeline of the build is acceptable to both parties, a Project Agreement and initial deposit is put in place to secure a spot in the schedule.
Below we go through the process of building Larry's 1970 Boss 302 Mustang.