Classic Dreamcars Inc. was conceived in 1989 when the owner, Kerry Bogard, left a successful 23 year Radio Broadcast Management career in Florida and California to “semi-retire?” to his favorite hobby…classic cars. Having sold his personal collection of Jaguar XK’s and XKE’s during the frenzied buying of the “Auto Gold Rush” in 1989, he was lucky enough to make contact and sell most of the cars to the owners of two major restoration shops from Holland, England and, a wealthy private collector from Belgium. Since each of the restoration shop owners had been ‘burned’ repeatedly by a series of bad purchases from unscrupulous U.S. auto dealers, they were ecstatic to finally meet someone they could TRUST locating and purchasing classic cars. Impressed by the ‘honesty of description” and “the quality of the cars offered” by Classic Dreamcars, one proprietor provided the introduction to the other and, one buyer grew to multiple buyers. Soon the small little dealership grew by leaps and bounds. The foundation of the sales was an ‘honest description of the automobile’ and superior follow-up service, like shipping the car in a timely manner and, finding hard-to-find parts for the customer after the sale was long over. To this date, one of those buyers purchased an amazing 184 cars (Roadster Group B.V. Holland), while another bought 84 cars over 5 years. The third has remained a lifetime friend since. Therefore, tracing our history: the first five years of the business were spent, almost exclusively, selling mint original, or superb cars for frame-off restoration, to friends in Europe. All this, from a one-car showroom ( pictured above) in Tequesta (Jupiter), FL., ( and a 12 car warehouse filled with Automobilia ).
Since the owner, himself, was an Avid car buff who owned over 160 automobiles prior to opening Classic Dreamcars, the transformation from Radio Broadcast Sales and Management to full-time Auto Sales was an easy step. Despite the perception Kerry might be a ‘know-it-all prima donna’ …he’s a Regular Car Guy who is in this business for the love of the automobile, not just to make a buck. Some of the highlights of his past, personal 50 year “Car Crazy” collection are:
We believe in what we sell so, we have spent the last decade collecting our own “Dreamcar” Collection…you can see them online, or in person, at the ” The Mount Dora Museum”.
Our experience in multi-makes dates back 39+ years but, when the Euro currency started to soften and the U.S. Dollar simultaneously strengthened, we chose that time to open a ‘retail’ showroom in Jupiter /Tequesta, FL. and market the same concept to our fellow Americans. At the same time we chose to ‘separate ourselves from the rest of the chafe’ by offering only ‘the best cars that money could buy’. We found by personal experience, that many of the other classic car stores ‘promised big’ but, definitely did not deliver. Prior to getting into this business, we too, had wasted countless trips flying all over America to buy a car that was completely misrepresented or ‘over puffed’. But, by specializing in real “ultra-low mileage, or completely restored classics and / or exotic cars” only we could offer the consumer something truly unique…an HONEST car dealer!
Our Classic Car experience dates back to active membership in the A.A.C.A. ( Antique Automobile Club of America) from the 1960’s coupled with valuable experience as Past Vice President, of both, the Corvette Club of the Palm Beaches, and the Ferrari Club of Palm Beach. We have judged many Car Shows, including Jaguar Club of America meets, and various other shows and events. The bottom line is that we are REAL CAR PEOPLE not, your typical Classic Car Store that changes employees / management like you and I change our underwear. And, most importantly, we are in this businessbecause we love cars not because we are trying to make big bucks. We are a family owned and operated business.