….. AND COMPLAINTS ………….THANK YOU, RYAN
“THE PROOF IS ……..ON THE WALL OF SALES”
AFTER A RECENT VISIT TO OUR MUSEUM ONE OF OUR FAVORITE CUSTOMERS SUGGESTED WE POST PHOTO’S OF OUR ‘UNIQUE’ RESTROOM ON THE WEBSITE. HE RECOGNIZED OUR TONGUE-IN-CHEEK EFFORT TO TRY AND ENTERTAIN / EXHIBIT SOME OF THE DIFFERENT VEHICLES WE HAVE SOLD OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS AND ENTERTAIN YOU DURING YOUR BRIEF STAY. AFTERALL….WHY NOT ENJOY YOUR VISIT TO OURFAMOUS “CAR WALL” RESTROOM…
WELCOME TO OUR UNIQUE “CAR WALL” REST-ROOM – VINTAGE LIGHTING – ‘RUBBER’ MACHINE- VINTAGE ARTWORK
12 OF OUR 18 PHOTO BOARDS DISPLAYING ‘SOME’ OF THE THOUSANDS OF CARS WE HAVE SOLD OVER THE LAST 25+ YEARS AND OUR VINTAGE BACKSTAGE PASS COLLECTION !
PS. WE HAVE SIX MORE PHOTO BOARDS OF EXCLUSIVELY FOREIGN CARS SOLD ON DISPLAY IN OUR WAREHOUSE
(CLICK ON ANY PHOTO ABOVE TO ENLARGE)
LETTERS & E-MAILS FROM HAPPY CUSTOMERS
IT’S A LITTLE EMBARRASSING, BEING A LITTLE BASHFUL BUT, IT TOOK US ALL THESE YEARS TO RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT FOLKS SURFING OUR WEBSITE MIGHT ENJOY READING STORIES ABOUT SOME OF OUR 1000’S OF HAPPY CUSTOMERS WE’VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING OVER THE LAST 27+ YEARS. SO, WE DECIDED TO POST BELOW A FEW OF THESE E-MAILS AND LETTERS TO HELP YOU RELATE TO WHY SOME OF THE OTHER CLASSIC CAR STORES COPY OUR AD FORMAT, OUR NAME OR PORTIONS OF OUR NAME.
Hi Kerry . . . The ’67 Cadillac Coach just arrived today and it is gorgeous! I am thrilled to have this in our fleet. Thank you so much for the meticulous job you did in restoring it, and for your very candid and forthright conversation regarding the car’s condition. It is all that you said it would be and more!
FOREST LAWN CEMETERIES
“Classic Dreamcars Inc. (Kerry & Cindy Bogard) made a very productive sale of our unique car possible. Without their straight forward, honest guidance the sale would not have gone as it did- if, at all. They tell both the seller and the buyer the absolute truth about the car which made for a successful, satisfiable sale (and purchase)”.
Thanks Ron & Muriel, Umatilla, FL
“Dear Mr. Bogard,
This letter is to express how pleased I am with the purchase of the 1948 Chevrolet Barnette Ambulance. Your insight, honesty, and professionalism exceeded my expectations. The car was exactly as you described. Your willingness to answer any questions concerning the purchase of the vehicle is greatly apprciated. Thank you again for your professionalism. I am more then pleased with the Coach and I hope to do business with you again in the future.”
Sincerely; Joseph Morrison, Jr. / Morrison Funeral Homes./ Alabama
Kerry & Cindy,
Happy Holidays! Just love the 66′ Chevelle. Have a great year!
Mark & Kathy
p.s. Our Granddaughter loves the car too!
Dr. Charles M. / Jupiter Island, FL
1962 JAGUAR MARK II 3.8
1961 JAGUAR MKIX SEDAN-CONCOURS WINNER
1973 JAGUAR XKE SERIES III
1967 AUSTIN HEALEY BJ-8 MK III
1961 JAGUAR XK 150 ‘S’ 3.4 ROADSTER
BROKERED : (2) ASTON MARTIN DB-7’S
Dear Kerry, I just took delivery of my 1962 Thunderbird Convertible
As you know, I was skeptical of buying a Classic Car from an out of state dealer, especially one located clear across the country. You patiently worked with me, and even improved a few items on the car while the sales process was pending, just to ensure that I would have a positive buying experience. When the transport truck unloaded the car today, it looked even better than the photos could depict. She started right up, I lowered the top, and drove off a happy customer. Thank you for your patience, good sense of humor and above all, your integrity.
Los Angeles, CA.
1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE
“I purchased my first car, a 1985 AC MKIV Autokraft (official proprietor of AC cars at the time,) from Classic Dream Cars over nine years ago and enjoyed the professionalism and experience so much, I chose to do business with Kerry Bogard and Classic Dream Cars again, when I needed to sell one of my other collector cars. I knew before hand that he would be my best choice to either sell one of my cars or find another classic upgrade in trade.I particularly liked the fact that Classic Dream Cars represents only collectable classics with “no stories.” The trade up I chose was easy. It was already in Kerry’s inventory. A classic “1958 Corvette Fuelie” with all the key options and “matching numbers”. It came with all the necessary documents I expected of Kerry for a car of this quality NCRS standard. With so many issues to concern yourself with in choosing a quality collector car, it’s nice to know you can rely on someone like Kerry to treat you right.”
Tommy Vee / Palm Beach
1985 A.C. AUTOCRAFT COBRA MKIV
1958 CORVETTE ROADSTER
It was an absolute pleasure doing business with you and Cindy. As you know I bought the SSR while on vacation in Fla. and I wasn’t scheduled to return home for several weeks. I was a little concerned about coordinating the transportation of the vehicle, but, you just took over and handled everything. The pickup was picked up and delivered EXACTLY as promised and was waiting for me in my garage when I arrived home. There were no issues or problems from the transportation and the truck looked just like it did in your showroom (except for the dust from being in my garage).
The paperwork you sent by FEDEX was 100% complete and accordingly enabled me to transfer the Title with absolutely no hassle from DMV.
I am enjoying my driving experience with my “New Toy” … it sure turns heads.
Thanks again for everything – it was a great experience doing business with you. —- I look forward to seeing you again in my next trip to Florida and visiting your museum !!
JOE ENZ. / LOCKPORT NEW YORK
2005 CHEVY SSR PICKUP
I met Kerry in 2004, on my first visit to Classic Dream Cars (a.k.a. Mount Dora Museum of Speed). I had the notion I could purchase a restored vehicle for an everyday driver in lieu of purchasing a ‘new’ car. At the time, there weren’t any new cars that didn’t all look the same. My thinking was that it might be a better investment…. Not to mention a lot more fun!
Classic Dream Cars was neither the first, nor the only, classic/antique car dealership that I had visited. I then searched all over the internet for classic car dealerships in the Central Florida region. There wasn’t a lot to choose from.
Kerry was the first, and only, person who took interest in my quest and counseled me accordingly. While there, he had a beautiful, RED 1972 Chevy Cheyenne pickup. I loved it but, someone had beaten me to the punch and bought it. I asked Kerry to let me know if the ‘deal’ fell through. Unfortunately, if didn’t.
After some time passed, Kerry called me and he had located another ’72 Cheyenne. This time, I snapped it up.
After several years, tastes change ( so, did I) so, Kerry offered to sell the Cheyenne for me. The terms and conditions were laid out for me and I thought they were fair and honest. And, they were…the truck was sold quickly and I purchased a late model Retro Classic with the proceeds, a 2004 Ford Thunderbird. Once again a few years passed and you guessed it…… the time came to sell the T-Bird. I called Kerry and once again he marketed it… Soon, it was gone!
At the moment, except for a 1994 Buick Park Avenue I inherited from my Mom and Dad,…. I’m without a classic car. So, where would I go to purchase my next ‘DREAM CAR’? I ‘ll bet you know the answer. I appreciate Kerry’s ‘no-bull’ approach. Take a look at Kerry’s collection and you’ll get an idea of the quality you’ll get when you purchase your dream car from ‘Classic Dream Cars’.
1972 Chevrolet Super Cheyenne Pickup
2004 Thunderbird Roadster
“We have purchased many cars over the years, and everyone of them was a hassle — except the last one, which was purchased at Classic DreamCars. It was a pleasure doing business with Kerry and his lovely wife. They are true professionals, and did everything they could to make buying one of their great cars a pleasant experience. We will be back!!”
Dr. Frank A. SanF., P.E.
Elizabeth M. SanF. , R.N. / Melbourne, FL
MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL ROADSTER
To Whom It May Concern:
“Please let this reference for Classic Dream Cars of Mount Dora, Florida stand as the highest recommendation that I could ever give. I have known and purchased collector quality vehicles from Kerry Bogard since 2003, and each transaction has exceeded my very picky expectations. Kerry is honest to the point that you will feel the same way as I do about his representation and knowledge of every car he represents. I have purchased from Classic Dream Cars based on their web site information, getting the history and specific facts on each car from Kerry himself, and in the trust that Kerry has earned by being an honest man. I suggest not trying to skimp too much on the purchase price of Kerry’s cars, as they are worth his asking price, and you will have eliminated the risk of not being completely satisfied. In my experienced opinion, you will have No Buyer’s Remorse ever!!
If you would like to speak with me regarding this matter further, please ask Kerry for my cell number. I live in Texas, and am not related in any way to Kerry Bogard beyond being a trusted past and future customer. “.
Jim M. / Texas
1965 Pontiac Tri-Power GTO
“I was in need of an SUV upgrade but with my busy schedule and limited time I was unsure how to proceed. I contacted Kerry Bogard at Classic Dreamcars in Mt Dora. I discussed my desire to replace my old SUV with high miles to a larger, newer, and lower mileage vehicle to accommodate my expanding family. Kerry assured me he would keep a close eye out and notify me if anything of interest turned up. It wasn’t but a couple weeks later I received a call from Kerry stating he had located just what I was looking for. After a long discussion about the details of the vehicle (late model GMC Envoy SUV), he assured me I would only need to send him a check and he would take care of the rest. Having never bought a vehicle sight unseen I was a little nervous about the transaction. Kerry’s years of experience and excellent reputation in the business put my mind at ease and I made the arrangements to send the funds and pick up the vehicle in a week.
When I picked up my new SUV I was stunned to see the beautiful truck as described to me with no “hidden surprises”. As a working professional with little time to devote to a car search I would recommend Classic Dreamcars in Mt Dora, FL. to anyone. Kerry’s honesty and integrity is second to none. True to his word, he found exactly what I was looking for.”
Thanks Kerry, for making my car buying experience so easy and effortless. I’m looking forward to my next purchase!”
Jeffrey S. / Stuart FL
“I first did business with Kerry Bogard and Classic Dreamcars about twenty years ago. Over the years, I have done quite a fair number of car transactions with Kerry and always found him to be one of the most detail oriented and conscientious people whom I have dealt with regarding vintage cars. I found Kerry to be someone I could trust to follow through with anything and everything that he committed to. In a world where people will promise you anything, and often will then let you down….this is an all-too-uncommon characteristic. Also Kerry is concerned about little details to an extreme degree. If there is a speck of rust or a small section of mismatched paint, or any question about the provenance of a car’s history, I find Kerry to be a stickler about it. For these reasons, I would always be willing to do business with Classic Dreamcars again in the future. “
Dr. Bob L.
nNUMEROUS JAGUAR XK 150 DHC AND OTS’S AND JAGUAR MARK II’S
“I discovered Kerry Bogard of Classic Dreamcars, Inc. to be a friend and trusted associate in the field of collector cars and other motorized vehicles for over 20yrs……….
I have known Kerry as being an honest person; extremely knowledgeable and thorough within the numerous makes of vehicles he sells. ( worldwide)
Furthermore, Kerry is a vintage motorcar collector himself and in addition he exudes all the passion that any collector has within / whom he sells to.….
Lastly, Kerry makes every effort to research the cars he sells, as his reputation is paramount to everything he does.”
Stan Levin of Indiana; USA (collector of Rolls-Royces/ Ferrari’s and broker of fine motorcars worldwide)
“I purchased a 1966 Corvette Convertible from Kerry’s Classic Dream Cars about five years ago. I saw the car on his Website, but was apprehensive about purchasing it ,since I had no experience with Kerry or his company. Nor, had I ever purchased a car before without personally going over it in detail prior to making a commitment to buy.
We talked on the phone several times and he told me “the car is excellent and is as good as it looks ( in the photo’s).” We discussed price, how will I get it to Arkansas, how do I transfer the funds, title, and all of the details I was totally unfamiliar with. Kerry walked me through the process, giving me a sense of confidence that he was an honest dealer, and I agreed to purchase the car.
When it arrived a week or so later, it was beautiful, and everything represented as he said it was. Kerry is a straight shooter, and his word is his bond; not many around these days. Without hesitation, I recommend anyone interested in a first class collector car to visit his website, and give Kerry a call. You won’t be disappointed.”
Jim Hobson , CEO Aircraft Co. / Arkansas
1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY CONVERTIBLE
“I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how much I have enjoyed dealing with you on my recent purchase from your company, Classic Dreamcars, Inc. The professionalism and courtesy that I encountered during this process have gone above and beyond my expectations. I would like to commend you for running a top-notch operation that I would be proud to recommend to anyone.
From the very beginning, you have been gracious not only with your time, but with your vast knowledge. I appreciate you taking the time to educate me on the process of purchasing a rare, classic vehicle. Also, you broadened my knowledge base on the wonderful history and facts of the Professional Car Class, specifically Funeral Cars. This knowledge has lit a passion within me to know and appreciate as much as I can about these endearing vehicles. So you see you have not only provided me with a beautiful coach, but a hobby as well.
I admire honesty as one of the finer qualities that a person can have. You are by far one of the most honest professionals that I have ever dealt with. I always knew that you were giving me the straight truth about the situations that arose during this transaction. It was evident when you told me information that would have benefited you not to disclose. You could have sold me the sub-par car that you originally evaluated for me without blinking an eye. Instead you chose to protect your client, and my best interest in lieu of making a quick buck. I know that you did this to your detriment, as you received backlash from the unscrupulous seller of the coach. I applaud you for being professional and a gentleman in this manner.
My coach has, by far, exceeded my expectations. I never would have believed that I could own such a beautiful example of history. I am so proud. I never could have done this without your help. You located a rare and ‘impossible find’. Then, you made it possible for me to afford it. You spent an unbelievable amount of time, effort, and care to make what was already great coach into and amazing one. A coach that will be enjoyed and cherished for a lifetime. Lastly, you made sure that my purchase arrived to me in perfect condition despite the fact that it came all the way across the country.
In closing, I just want to thank you again. I couldn’t possibly be more satisfied with the way this transaction concluded. You professionalism and confidence kept my stress at bay and your sense of humor reminded me that this was indeed supposed to be a fun journey. And it was. I appreciate you taking the journey with me.
Brandy (R.N.) & Cory B.
Proud owner of “Alice”: 1962 Cadillac S/S Landau Coach.”
Upon Arrival, “Alice” was invited to be part of the 2010 (PCS) Professional Car Society Calendar – See “September / 2010”
I want to express my appreciation to you for helping me with the sale of my 1971 MGB. It would have been so difficult if I had tried to handle the sale myself.
Your knowledge of the vintage car , your ability to highlight it’s ‘features’ plus your professionalism made the selling experience such a simple and pleasant experience.
The MG looked so well in your beautiful showroom! Thank you Kerry!“
Betty M., ASID, Vero Beach, FL
“Kerry, I would be honored to recommend your services in any way I can . You were honest and located the car I dreamed of… one in condition as advertised… with no hassle.. you were in a position to take advantage of me, and did not …even though I never met you …. so thank you, again…”
Dr. Bill Cruzen
1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD PRINCESS MONACO EDITION
I wanted to just send you an note to let you know how happy we have been over the years, with respect to yourself and Classic Dreamcars. I believe, it was back in 2001 that we purchased our first classic (70 Malibu Chevrolet convertible) from you, when you were located in Jupiter. Our first experience in your show room really alerted me to how much knowledge you had with regards to classic automobiles. We were so impressed. After we purchased that car, of course, you kept in touch with us and let us know when the 442 Olds we were looking for happened by. We purchased our 2nd car from you (1969 Olds Cutlass 442 Convertible) and, once again, we were very impressed with your knowledge of this very “tricky” business. There are many dealers out there that represent auto’s to be what they are not! Classic Dreamcars, I assure you, is not one of those dealers. I know you are very selective in your collection of inventory and, from what I’ve seen over the years, each one of your cars are Top Notch “finds”. Recently we have been speaking again of purchasing another car, once again, we have been very impressed with your knowledge and integrity. We always recommend and speak highly of Classic Dreamcars when we discuss classic cars with other people, and I expect, if we do find ourselves purchasing another, it more than likely will be from you. Thank you for all of your assistance over the past years….”
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Sh. / Vero Beach, FL
1969 OLDSMOBILE 4-4-2 CONVERTIBLE
1970 CHEVROLET MALIBU CONVERTIBLE
1966 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL ‘PHAETON’ CONVERTIBLE
I think it is important for a classic car enthusiast to buy from a reputable source, and thus, the reason for my note. Five years ago when I purchased my first vehicle from you I bought with confidence. My wife and I had a wonderful time when we visited your museum and we appreciated the time you spent explaining all the fine detail of your collection (unbelievable). I had zero reservation when I purchased my GTO.
In addition, when I decided to purchase property in Europe and sell off some of my collection, I did not hesitate to contact you. Thanks for the positive results & easy transaction!
Look forward to visiting again & when a classic car is in the thought process we will contact you again.
All the best,”
Martin M., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1969 Pontiac GTO
“Kerry, I just wanted to say THANKS for all your help over the last 15 years.
For those of you surfing the web, Classic Dreamcars is where you should be
buying or selling your car. You won’t find a more honest guy to do business
with. His descriptions are accurate and to the point. Kerry won’t give you
excuses, because he has a passion for only THE BEST. That’s why he doesn’t
sell cars out of a warehouse. Kerry and his wife Cindy designed and built a
NEW showroom that every car guy (or girl) would want to have, at least a piece of, at their own
Kerry sold my ’32 Ford Highboy for me. A few years later I bought a ’37
Chevy from him. I enjoyed that car for 3 years, and then Kerry sold it to a buyer from
Iceland, who flew to Orlando to see it, and was not disappointed. They make
your buying or selling experience pleasant, the way it should be.”
Eddie Z. / Palm Beach Gardens, FL
1932 FORD HIGHBOY
1937 CHEVY STREET ROD
CHICAGO’S OWN “FAST EDDIE”
I’d like to congratulate you & Cindy in building Classic Dreamcars into one of this country’s premier antique car organizations specializing in the classic collector car market. With your commitment to quality vehicles, customer service and personal integrity it has made each and every transaction we have ever had together over the past 22 years a completely pleasurable experience. Your success has been forged by the return of repeat customers, personal referrals and your total involvement that goes above and beyond in what has become a “one-shot, hit-or-miss” business. You sold my ‘ 66 Austin Healey BJ-8 in record time and found me the BMW of my dreams.
Your continued success from the one-car show room on Waterway Drive to the first expansion on US-1 in Jupiter, to the second expansion On Tequesta Drive to your current purpose built ‘Mt Dora Museum of Speed’ is entirely due to your always providing clients, whether buying or selling, with the finest examples of “no excuse” classic cars backed-up by your extensive knowledge of condition, history and market status.
I always enjoy our conversations and deeply appreciate your valued assistance and advice on future classics”.
Clinton Smith/ West Palm Beach
1966 AUSTIN HEALEY MKIII BJ-8 PHASE TWO
I have purchased two vehicles from Kerry in the past 5 years. The first time I purchased a vehicle, I flew out to see the car, a 1968 SS/RS Camaro, and it was exactly as the website described, I bought it that day. The second vehicle, a 1968 Corvette Convertible , I bought a year later without even viewing the car.
Kerry is a car guy, he knows value, and has seen it all. The set up Kerry has in Mount Dora is phenomenal. From the first minute you walk into his “Museum” , you realize, this is guy who loves cars. He is no fly- by- night operation, this is his life’s passion and work! Kerry is a no nonsense business man. If you are a serious buyer, he WILL find you the car you want. However, no ‘Time Bandits’ please.
San Antonio/TX, two time buyer
1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS,
1968 Corvette Stingray Convertible
“KERRY, WE TOTALLY APPPRECIATE THAT YOU WOULD EVEN GO SO FAR AS TO PURCHASE A HARDTOP RACK. COVER AND DELIVER THE HARDTOP FOR OUR ‘NEW’ MERCEDES ALL THE WAY TO OUR HOUSE. YOU WENT “ABOVE AND BEYOND” FOR US….CUSTOMER SERVICE SHOULD ALWAYS BE THIS EXCEPTIONAL”.
JIM JACK AND TOM STOHS / ZELLWOOD, FLA.
1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL
( THANKFULLY….NOTHING MAJOR, TO DATE)
“KERRY, I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE TIME TO THANK YOU FOR THE EFFORTS YOU MADE FOR THE SALE OF MY PRISTINE, RARE FRAME-OFF 1951 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN 1/2 TON SEDAN DELIVERY. THE MOMENT YOU SAW THE CAR YOU RECOGNIZED HOW LOADED WITH FACTORY OPTIONS THIS FINE CAR WAS AND UNDERSTOOD IT’S COLLECTIBILITY. THE BEST PART, YOU ACCEPTED THE CAR ON CONSIGNMENT AND DESPITE THE FACT WE COULDN’T MAKE THE SALE WORK WITH FORMER BOXING CHAMP, GEORGE F., YOU OPERATED LIKE A GENTLEMAN (TOLERATED THE ABUSE) AND KEPT YOUR WORD THROUGH EVERY PART OF OUR ARRANGMENT. YOU ARE A TRUE CLASS ACT …….THANKS AGAIN”
DOMINIC M. / WEST PALM BEACH,FL