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Custom Chassis, Body, and Drivetrain. You Dream it, we Build it.


A Range of Fabrics, Including Vintage Leathers, & Wide Variety of Colors in Any Desirable Pattern. 


Endless Color Options, Custom Design, Full Body Work. 


Award Winning

SEMA Battle of the Builders Top 4 Finish and Young Gun Champion


Finished Builds 

A Collection of Cars We've Restored with Passion



1968 Mustang Fastback

Ford Mustang With a Boss 520 Motor, Independent Front and Rear Suspension, and Custom Shelby Interior.


"Blu My Mind"

1966 Corvette

An iconic C2 Corvette that's been tastefully mixed with technology from a 2019 C7 Corvette ZR1. Customizations include LT5 motor, 8 speed automatic transmission, carbon ceramic brakes, and much more.


"Dare to Rumble"

1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe

This might as well be the build that shows up when you look up "hot rod" Handbuilt 34 Coupe powered by a massive Boss 547 ci supercharged motor.


1976 Ford Bronco

1976 Ford Bronco powered by a supercharged 5.0 Coyote mated to a 6R80 automatic transmission. Four wheel wilwood disc brakes, leather wrapped interior, and modern electronics make this one crazy ride.


Engine Coffee Table

Fully functioning 350 V8 Pontiac table. Starts and runs like new and is one great addition to any showroom or shop.



2006 H1 Hummer Trailer

Custom trailer made to match the style of the Hummer. Equipped with solar and off road lights. This is the perfect off road monster. 


1957 Corvette

1957 C1 Corvette with a 1966 Corvette 350 V8 350 horse mated to a 4 speed manual transmission.  New chrome, interior, paint, wheels, and four wheel wilwood disc brakes. 


Current Builds 


1969 Ford Bronco 

Available for your customization 

One of the most Iconic 4x4s ever produced in America. Have you always wanted to own a custom Bronco? Contact us now and get this built to any specifications you can dream of!

Available for Order


1957 Chevy Nomad 

Current build for customer

Chevy Nomad With a LT5 Corvette ZR1 Motor, Independent Front and Rear Suspension, Customized Leather Interior, and Upgraded/Updated Electronics



1951 Ford 

Current build for customer

1951 Ford F1 truck with a 6.7L powerstroke. All custom Roadster Shop chassis with modern comforts and technology in the interior. This Pick up will no doubt be one of the meanest on the block.



1972 Pantera 

Available for your customization

1972 De Tomaso Pantera waiting for a builder. Build this Pantera to any spec you've ever dreamed of! Custom motors, suspensions, interior, the sky's the limit.

Available for Order


1967 Mustang

Available for your customization

1967 Ford Mustang with loads of potential. Currently waiting for a builder, call us now to get this Mustang specified to how you've always dreamed!

Available for Order



Michels Auto Design was founded by a Father and Son duo, Mike & Josh, who have an immense drive to create the most unique and highest quality restorations. Michels Auto Design's first restoration was a 1970 Boss 302 in 1979. Mike purchased this car when he was 14 years old and began the process of teaching himself the many skill sets necessary to restore, design, and build a car. The Boss 302 underwent a 4 year award winning restoration which solidified Mikes passion and skill set for the industry. Throughout the years Mike always had a passion to build cars but was always told he needed to become an engineer. He went on to become an electrical and mechanical engineer and gained experience in the corporate world for 25 years. Following through hard work, long hours, and dedication he became the President and CEO of companies and led them through significant growth. Even with this success he started to build cars and eventually decided to leave the corporate world to follow his dream. He decided to build a 1966 Cobra Replica. This was when Josh first started to get his love for cars. 6 at the time, Josh would love to help out his Dad in the garage and play with the tools and cars. It wasn't until 7 years later when Josh would be 13 that he decided to buy his first car, a 1980 Jeep CJ7. This Jeep would be the building blocks of Josh's love for cars. During this 2 1/2 year restoration Mike would teach Josh the needed work ethic and skills to build and restore cars. With Mike seeing Josh's love for cars he knew the time was right to follow his dream. The next two restorations were a Jeep that Josh did and a Mustang Restomod done by Mike. Then they both did custom broncos and officially Michels Auto Design was born allowing the Father and Son duo to follow their dreams. 


Contact Us

600 Hickory St

Pewaukee, WI 53072

Tel: 262-309-0702



Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm

​​Saturday: By Appointment

​Sunday: By Appointment

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