FROM THE FOUNDER
2011: Like many companies out there, VAN DARYL was born out of frustration. I’m the kind of guy who dreams of worlds depicted in science fiction films and comic books.
At the time, heritage, vintage, retro, remakes, reissues had completely taken over. And we were perfectly satisfied. I wasn't. Where was the ingenuity, the pioneering spirit, the boldness? It felt like we just gave up. It felt like we just didn’t give a damn.
Someone needed to look after the future. So I started a company that focused on what could be rather than what was. A dream factory.
Are we so arrogant to say that it is us that will alter the course of the industry? Not at all. We do, however, believe we can inspire someone out there who can change the future.
VAN DARYL VILLANUEVA, Founder
HOW IT WORKS
THE COACHBUILD PROGRAM
What is the difference between a custom car and a coachbuilt car? A lot.
There are many luxury brands out there that allow you to customize their vehicles. You can change the color, add some cool trims, pick your fabrics, add some accessories. In a sense, the car feels like you. That's great until you roll up to another car that looks pretty damn close to yours.
Through our Coachbuild Program, you start with a blank piece of paper. But before we start putting pencil to paper, together, we define our goals: what do you want to experience, what do you want to feel, what is it for? We don't even talk about the car. We talk about you.
We understand the dreamer and the dream, and turn it into reality. This is not easy. It takes a high level of commitment to produce a truly singular vehicle. But we take it one day at a time, one step at a time.
That's why we call it a program.