Chris Harrison who is at the heart of Bad Penny Classic and Custom Services has always had a penchant for classic and custom cars. Chris, a qualified Auto Electrician spent many years working as a sub-contractor to other business’ before deciding it was time to take the plunge!

Established in 2017, located in Hamilton - New Zealand; Bad Penny offers a range of services to cover all your classic & custom needs – be it two wheels or four.

We complete minor repairs and servicing to full restorations including ground up custom builds. The experience and passion shared by our team ensures all work undertaken at Bad Penny is performed to a high standard, having both form and function yet being cost effective.

The Bad Penny Team

We specialise in:

• Custom and restorative chassis work
• Panel fabrication and or repair
• Custom hydraulic and airbag suspension installation
• Vehicle compliance and certification repair work
• Parts sourcing and supply
• Auto electrical

We pride ourselves on understanding our customers’ needs through strong and close communication to create customised products and solutions. Our goal is to provide a specialist service, to think outside the norm and help people bring their concepts to reality. We aren’t just building cars; but we help bring your passion and dreams to life through 2 wheels or 4.


We specialise in all areas of:

Custom Chassis &

Panel Fabrication



Classic Car
Auto Electrical

Compliance Repairs

Vehicle Cert Repairs

Parts Sourcing

& Importing

Mechanical Repairs

Computer Design Service


Pre-purchase Vehicle Checks


Check out what's happening in the workshop



m: 027 436 7759

p: 07 847 2491

e: chris@badpenny.co.nz


285 Kahikatea Drive, Hamilton 3204