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1945 Speed and Custom is a full-service automobile customization and restoration shop located in Troy, New York, just north of the capital city of Albany. With 10,000 square feet of showroom + workspace, 1945 creates some of the best vehicles in the world, specializing in complete automotive restoration, customization, and refinishing. The 1945 team is comprised of some of the most talented mechanics and fabricators in the industry, devoted to bringing your project to life, whether it be a period-correct restoration or a restomod, modernizing your classic car.


Most projects are "full-builds" from engines and transmission upgrades, suspension and steering, to wiring, exhaust, wheels and tires.

Whether you are looking for a "juice" brake upgrade on your '31 Model A or a full LS swap in your '68 Camaro, 1945 has the abilities and skill to execute and complete any mechanically oriented task with ease and perfection.

We are sure there is no part of a vehicle's mechanics that we can't repair, restore, or customize - from any era or make.

Ford 5.0 Coyote Motor


Sometimes there are certain parts for a car that are just not available anymore in reproduction form.

When this occurs, the only choice is to recreate that part on our own. Thanks to our expert crew of fabricators, we can make just about anything.


Whether it involves the english wheel, the bead roller, the mig or tig welder, or just a simple hammer and dolly, 1945's knowledge and expertise will make any metal fabrication work look effortless. We're sure of it.



Most builds consist of full bodywork + paint jobs, however we realize some project require repairing previous work + blending the fresh with the previous.

As a custom shop, we've completed some amazing paint work that truly stands out, but we also have the full ability to imitate factory original paint jobs - and we do so on a regular basis. We have some of the best talent nationwide working furiously everyday to complete some of the best paint and body work in the world. 

Candy paint, custom pin striping, full livery and anything else to adorn your vehicle, we can do it.



When given the go-ahead, we have the potential to make something truly unique that we are sure will meet your satisfaction.

Often times we are approached by a client who desires something custom built but is unsure what they'd like to do. On the other hand, we have clients approach us with straightforward conceptualizations in their head and are looking for help to make it reality. Whatever the case, 1945's expertise in custom design will help you through the planning process to make your ideas and abstractions for your build a reality.



The magic is truly in the details.

Many clients come to us to make their vehicle special, something truly unique. There's nothing more rewarding to the 1945 team to take a vehicle that's already collectible, sentimental or awesome and bring it to the next level to communicate the driver's personal style. Let 1945 help you find the perfect fitment for custom wheels, achieve that OEM+ look with a spoiler and aero, livery and interior appointments.

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