Due to this being a new upgraded website, we are slowly updating this page with our previous builds. As you can appreciate 20 years on we have built a lot of cars, so please be patient with us whilst we continue to add more.
Kevin originally brought his two tone red and white 57 Chevy to us for an engine oil change and general check over. He and his wife used it to drive down the coast and wanted it to be reliable. After viewing the workshop and seeing the new shiny crate engines on display. He decided a new engine was needed. Shortly after this evolved into a full nut and bolt restoration. This 57 was featured in Custom Car Magazine back in the day.
We loved worked with Kevin on this car and we still store and maintain this car to date.
This 1942 Chevy was originally built in the US but after close inspection the build quality wasn’t up to modern standards.
VGSS set about and totally transformed this truck into what you see today. With its rare SU downdraft tri power and its many cool features (Customers input) This unique hot rod can be seen in the SU Carburettor Christmas video along with being featured in Classic American Magazine February 2020.
The standard Vanguard is not the best looking car should we say to begin a project with. But with some metal work magic and various hours, she is now a take on an American lead sled.
The Slamguard is powered by a Rover V8 and a Borg Warner Transmission and all the suspension has come from a MK5 Cortina, this is as “English Hot Rod/Custom” as you could get.
Featured in Custom Car Magazine December Issue 2020*
This South African RHD F100 came to us totally stock with a 6 cylinder engine. Now she runs a 2019 Ford Coyote 5.0 Engine with 7 Speed Auto. The front is now running on a custom Kugel Komponents IFS (We are the sole UK Dealer) and now running a Ford 9″ rear with 5 Link and coil overs. The suspension is fully adjustable and stops with four pot Wilwood front brakes and Ford SVO rear discs.
The customer wanted this truck to be useable with creature comforts, we feel we nailed the brief on this one.
Featured in Classic American December Issue 2020*
Not all the cars we do here at VGSS are your typical hot rod. The said name “Viperceptor” has become a world wide named car and since emigrated to Texas. What started off as a bone stock rusty Jensen Interceptor, we totally restyle the body as if Jensen had built a 2013 Interceptor re-creation. Running an 8.2 V10 Viper engine with an SRT-10 Auto transmission and big brakes all round, this GT Car could be used as a daily or for a trip to Monaco.
Featured in Octane Magazine 2014
Steve’s 32 Model B
This 32 was the last of the fibreglass bodies that we produced, so for us this needed to be a special show build. With our love of Fords we picked a 429CJ with a C6 transmission, previously used in the Boston Brawler Gasser. VGSS Built a fully custom chassis with a 9″ rear. Along with custom front brake covers and a one off interior. This car is not just built for shows but with 450 bhp and is built to go!
Was featured in Custom Car Magazine
Richard originally bought just a cab/chassis along with boxes and boxes of parts. We then set about building a show winning truck. Various custom touches were added into this build such as frenched headlights, custom dash, smoothed body, de badged. The big impact of this truck was the paint, originally due to be painted Orange, however this left with a VG custom mixed paint job.
The truck was featured in Custom Car Magazine.
Other work carried out at VALLEY GAS SPEED SHOP.