Mike Freund grew up around
hot rods and custom cars.
Thanks to his dad, Dick, and Uncle Bob, who were and still are car crazy, Mike soon realized his love for the classic automobile. Mike's interest continued growing during his teenage years when he began building his own cars. At 19, he painted his first car -- his own 1967 Chevelle. (right)
Mike knew then he had the ambition and talent to restore and modify cars. His childhood dream began to come true. As his reputation grew in the Fond du Lac area, he began building cars for friends and things just started happening. In 1988, a decision was made to open his hot rod and restoration shop called Classics Plus Ltd. The first major customer project was a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, 2 door hardtop that he did a total ground up restoration. The car went on to win many awards. Classics Plus Ltd. moved to its present location in 1990 and the rest is history.
Five years ago Mike and the crew at Classics Plus did a complete body restoration on my 63 split window coupe. They paid very important attention to all the little details that it takes to do a first class job. I was very pleased with the final product then and the car still looks perfect today. I always get a lot of compliments on the workmanship that was done on the car. It fits perfect and that says a lot for an old fiberglass car. These people love what they do and it shows in their final product