About Duke's GarageThe owners Duke Altschuler and Melisse Perré and key staff member.
Putting you behind the wheel of a Classic car for keeps.
About Duke’s Garage
Duke’s Garage is a classic car and truck dealership based in Westminster, Colorado. We specialize in finding, collecting and selling classic, vintage and rare cars and trucks or as Duke calls them, “rolling works of art.” At our Westminster location, we have a showroom with classic cars and trucks for purchase or let us search and find a car that suits you better. If you’re a fan of Porsche replicas, we are the Western states distributor for Special Edition Inc., maker of the popular BECK 356 Speedster and BECK 550 Spyder.
Duke’s Garage came to be when owner, Duke Altschuler, bought a few old collector trucks in 2006. Searching and finding classic car and truck deals became a passion. To fulfill his passion further, he hired a small staff to restore his finds and then began buying, restoring, and selling to other classic car enthusiasts. And that’s how it all started.
Duke’s enthusiasm for vehicles started a young age. Growing up with a father who sold new and used trucks, Duke could drive and work on many different automobile types and models. Duke especially liked trucks.
Not long after he got his license to drive, Duke was expected to help his dad deliver trucks to new buyers. Sometimes things went wrong. “Since there were no cell phones to call for help, you had to pull over and problem-solve and fix any issues, “says Duke. He goes on to say that he has fond memories of these early, sometimes perilous road-trip adventures.
Since its opening, Duke’s Garage has purchased and sold more than 250 vehicles and even converted some of the classics to 100% electric. Duke’s Garage recently sold the first electric conversion completed by the Garage in 2009 – a 1965, fully restored, 100% electric, convertible Mustang.
Today, finding and selling beautiful old cars is the focus of Duke’s Garage. We want you to have, own and drive the classic or vintage car that you’ve always wanted. That’s why we’re here.
What’s more, don’t let our scaled back operations disappoint you because if you need body and/or mechanical work, Jared Haynes, owner of L&A Automotive is on site or we’ll offer up a good honest referral.
We look forward to your visit!
Duke’s Garage is co-owned by husband and wife, Duke Altschuler and Melisse Perré, both of whom bring close to 30 years of diverse business and management experience to the Company, as well as a true passion for cars.
Duke Altschuler, Managing Partner of CTAP LLC, a distributor of OCTG pipe, earned a degree in engineering and an M.B.A. before successfully building his own company over a 24-year period. His company enjoys a well-earned reputation in pipe distribution and oilfield service. Prior to pipe distribution, Duke spent years in the steel and auto manufacturing industries, as well as classic car restoration and sales.
Melisse Perré, began working at Duke’s Garage after ending a 20-year career with a local home-builder Her experience includes, finance, accounting, project management, human resources and purchasing. Melisse’s passion centered around powering vehicles with “green” technology and was the inspiration behind Duke’s Garage conversion of classic and vintage cars to 100% electric. Melisse holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Geography as well as post graduate work in Finance and Accounting.
Mike Holt is responsible for sales and operations of Duke’s Garage. Mike has more than 20 years of selling experience. Before cars, Mike sold appliances, guitars and pianos. Mike comes from a family of accomplished musician and spent his 20’s touring in bars and clubs across the Midwest. Outside of his career at Duke’s Garage, Mike teaches music, jams on nights and weekends as a solo artist. If you enjoy music trivia, Mike’s your guy. Come challenge him!