Local garage makes classic cars electric

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Founded in 2005, Duke's Garage restores and sells classic, vintage and 100 percent electric cars. Duke's also sells Beck Porsche Speedsters and Spyders.

Duke's Garage's owners, Duke Altschuler and Melisse Perre are a husband-and-wife team that founded the business because of their passion for collecting classic cars. They believe that classic cars are meant to be preserved.

They began restoring and selling some of their cars. Altschuler and Perre have purchased more than 185 cars for restoration.
In 2008, they began converting some of their vehicles from gasoline cars to 100 percent electric cars. They say that their vehicles are economical to drive, free of emissions and independent of foreign oil.

Some of the vehicles they have converted to electric include VW bugs, mid-sized trucks and a 1965 Mustang convertible.

Duke's Garage also converted a right-hand drive four-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler for the City of Denver's Parking Enforcement Division and a 2008 Ford Ranger for the City of Littleton.

In 2011, Duke's Garage introduced the eSpeedster and 550 Spyder Porsche replica vehicles.

Duke's Garage can also custom-convert cars for their customers.

For more information on Duke's Garage visit http://dukesgaragellc.com/.

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