When you’ve got the money, customizing your car can be a tremendously satisfying thing to accomplish, whether it’s to soup up the interior or to restore it to its former glory. But not all of us are gearheads. That’s why it can pay to take your car to a custom car shop.
That’s why we’re here: to let you know what the best custom car shops all over the country are. Read on to learn about the top five custom car shops in America.
- Platinum Motorsport
Platinum Motorsport, situated in Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue, is the place to go if you’ve got a dime to spend.
They offer luxury supercars and tend to have a pretty extensive celebrity clientele list that includes Kim Kardashian and Rick Ross.
They also offer limousine services and even car rentals, through their Platinum Transportation affiliate, of some of their most luxurious supercars, including a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, a Bentley Flying Spur, and a BMW I8.
- West Coast Customs
West Coast Customs is another well-known custom car shop also in Southern California — this time in Corona, southeast of LA. They offer a small variety of specialties, including vintage cars, muscle cars, and luxury cars. They were probably best known for being featured heavily in MTV’s Pimp My Ride during the mid-to-late 2000s. Like you’ve seen if you watched that show, they can truly transform an old junker into something to behold.
- Lux Motorworks
We’re jumping coasts up to eastern New Jersey with Lux Motorworks, less than one hour from New York City. This shop is known mostly for restoring old beat up luxury exotics like Bentleys and Rolls-Royces, and has been operating for nearly ten years. They’ve gotten a lot of buzz over the years and even became somewhat famous for installing a writing table in the back of the Bentley Flying Spur.
Why someone would want to write or draw in a moving car is a mystery, but it’s still quite an accomplishment.
- Cinema Vehicles
Since 1975, North Hollywood-based Cinema Vehicles in has been one of the top shops for the TV and film industry. In addition to amassing one of the world’s largest picture car rental inventories, Cinema Vehicles has expanded its services over the year to become one of the best custom car fabrication shops in the country.
Over the years, the crew at Cinema Vehicles have designed and built some of the most memorable vehicles to ever appear on the silver screen, from the tricked out rides in Fast & Furious to the dystopian Peacekeeper trucks in The Hunger Games.
- Godfather Customs
Unique to this list is Godfather Customs, which is a Decatur, Georgia-based custom car shop that specializes in trucks. It’s also the oldest entry on this list, having been around for 37 years! They offer both in-house and mail-order services for people who want to soup up their trucks. They also do custom jobs like any good custom car shop should, once creating a real life version of the Hot Wheels Chevrolet S-10 truck.
These are only five of some of the great custom car shops around America, but they’re definitely the best of the best. If you’re on the road or near them, consider them as places to get a tune up!