Limited Only by Your Imagination
The Custom Coupe is designed to be a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Maybe you want a perfect recreation of the original fresh-from-the-factory look, or perhaps more of an Outlaw look is what you're after. By sitting down together, we can design and then assemble a truly special Custom Coupe for you. Any color you can imagine, multiple engine, wheel and tire options, your choice of a vast array of interior colors and styles...the sky's the limit. So whatever we assemble for you is your personal interpretation and is completely unique. That being said, here's what every Custom Coupe starts with:
Totally Reconditioned VW IRS 5 X 205 Chassis (effortless vehicle registration and smog exempt)
Hand-laid, steel reinforced fiber glass body
Disc brakes, front and rear
Independent Rear Suspension
All new 2110cc 125 horsepower air cooled flat four 'boxer' engine, with multiple engine upgrades available including Subaru power
New original-style chrome 5-lug wheels with 185 x 65 x 15 tires
New wood-rim steering wheel
FM/CD radio with speakers/Bluetooth
Full leather interior (any color)
Warranty 12 months 12,000 miles (24/24 for a Subaru engine)
Delivery in 12 months
Before optional extras, the standard package is $39,950
CUSTOM COUPE Paint Color Options
If you can dream it up or ideally give us a paint sample or number, we can paint your car whatever color you want!
Our renowned painting process takes four to six weeks, and black takes longer. For the Custom we use the original German Glasurit method of painting, color sanding, and buffing all panels along with finish polishing of all body surfaces. This ensures that the beautiful appearance of your JPS stands the test of time.
Price: Included in standard package
CUSTOM COUPE Interior Leather Options
All Leather, All You
You get to choose your leather color and texture from a huge array of choices not only for the seats, but also the dash, door panels and trim.
There's also custom and contrast stitching, piping and paneling options that create a true one-of-a-kind interior. Check our gallery for more some interesting examples of what can be done.
Price: Included in standard package
Optional Engines & Air Conditioning
More Power to You
Options abound when it comes to powering your JPS Custom. Standard is a a dynamic 2110cc air-cooled flat four boxer engine, much like you'd find in the original car, except with ~100% more horsepower, rated at 125hp. From there, you can stay with air-cooled power but go big with the 2332cc cranking out 150+hp. Check out our air-cooled engines video to learn more.
A higher percentage of customers are choosing our liquid cooled flat four Subaru 'boxer' engine. There are two versions to choose from: either a 180 horsepower US spec SOHC or a 230 horsepower DOHC version from JDM. Both these fully reconditioned engines provide smooth, exploitable power right off the line, with an amazing throaty hotrod sound! They feature a JPS-designed cooling system, invisibly mounted horizontally behind the nose of the car, under the trunk compartment. Though maybe not for the purists, we have to say that these cars are fantastic to drive and sound amazing!
The Subaru engines also facilitate optional superior heating and air conditioning, and so a JPS-designed under dash-mounted control panel and air conditioning/heating system is also available.
$ Price for 2332cc air-cooled engine: $2900
$Price for 2332cc transmission: $895
$ Price for Subaru upgrade: $4200 - $6250
See options list for more details
Subaru water-cooled engine
Air-cooled 1776, 2110 or 2332cc
Jay Leno test drives Subaru-powered JPS
Half Moon hub caps
Fuchs style wheels
Super "Nipple" hub caps
Example custom wheels
Polished widened Fuchs Alloys
Widened Chrome Rims
CUSTOM COUPE Wheel Options
How You Roll
Speedster & Coupe A Replica Wheels:
In keeping with the classic look of the 1957 Speedster, we offer original-style chrome 5-lug wheels or optional alloy wheels with 185 x 65 x 15 tires. So, you have three choices that help make your Custom look all your own:
Chrome half moon hub caps ($ Price included in standard package)
Super "nipple" hub caps ($ Price: $220)
Fuchs-style alloys ($ Price: $650)
Tell us what else you like and we will make it happen if it can fit ($ Price: CALL)
See options list for more details. The sky's the limit when it comes to wheels. Choose from one of our options, or let's discuss your vision. If your desired wheel fits and safety and driving performance isn't compromised, we'll make it happen!
CUSTOM COUPE: The Last Word
The Custom is one of the most customizable cars in the world. Bringing your vision to life takes about 1 year. But the end result is a unique demonstration of your vision for the purest driving experience. Remember, if you don't want to wait a whole year, there's always the JPS Classic Speedster.
The Custom design process works best if you can visit our shop, but even if you're a world away we will work with you to create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece. And remember, what you see here is just the beginning. Contact us to tell us about your vision and let's make it happen!