Street Dreams Louisiana Opening Soon, 1229 Texas Ave.

Who doesn’t like cool cars? That’s the belief of Street Dreams Texas, based in the beautiful Hill Country town of Fredericksburg. Street Dreams buys and sells vintage and custom vehicles and memorabilia, along with projects and yard art with ‘patina.’

The business has been a success in the classic and muscle car trade for 24 years. Need (or just desire) a ’66 Corvette, a ’65 Chevy C10 truck, or a ’29 Ford Model A? Street Dreams can help.

Future Street Dreams Louisiana, 1229 Texas Ave.

In just a few months, Street Dreams will be expanding and opening a Louisiana showroom in Downtown Shreveport. Street Dreams Louisiana will be located in the old Ivan Smith building at 1229 Texas Avenue, across from the Shreveport Police Department and adjacent to the new SporTran City building.

The building sports a large ground floor and expansive mezzanine.

Street Dreams Louisianan owner/curator Dillon Breithaupt has been guiding the rehab of the building in anticipation of a hoped-for mid to late summer opening. His current task involves encouraging his AC folks to get the HVAC condenser installed.

Vintage Ford F150, Cadillac convertible and Chevy Camaro.

Vehicles already dot the future showroom floor. There’s a ’64 Corvette convertible, a long white Cadillac soft top and a vintage Ford 150. Soon, a 1940s Indian Chief motorcycle will be there, too. A classic Oliver Tractor Breithaupt exhibited at the recent World of Wheels at the Shreveport Convention Center, has already sold.

“We will be in the buy-sell-trade business,” Dillon says. “We’ll also be open to a few high quality consignments, but everything will be a classic or have specialty interest.”

Dillon has been slowly working to get the word out. In addition to the World of Wheels, he had several vehicles in the car show at Shreve Station a couple of weekends ago. He shouldn’t worry. Word travels fast in car circles, and once open, he plans to get more eyes on his inventory by hosting car club events and having the shop as a stop on motorcycle fun runs.

Like the Fredericksburg store, he plans to have an area for antiques and cool memorabilia. The expansive mezzanine will be a great location for that, he says. While they will sell memorabilia and vehicles, there are no plans to  become a full restoration shop. “No, we aren’t planning to do that, nothing that extensive,” says Dillon. He says they may do installations on things like Vintage Air (aftermarket air conditioning systems for vintage vehicles) and small work body work, but they will leave restorations to others. Street Dreams Louisiana wants vehicles that look good and are ready to roll.

Dillon says more ramp up, social media and a website are coming, but soon, sweet street dreams will be available for sale at 1229 Texas Avenue.