"I'm living my dream!"
I was born on Aquidneck Island, located in Rhode Island, and have lived there my entire
life (Aquidneck Island consists of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth). Since I started
driving in high school, my passion for cool cars has developed into an addiction- I had
over 25 cars before I was 20 years old! After I graduated in 1996, I started selling new
and used cars for the Autocenter Group where we offered BMW, VW, Mazda, Chrysler,
Dodge, Jeep and Suzuki. Over the years I grew with the company and learned a lot about
the automotive business. In 2005 I landed a job at Viti Mercedes Benz in Tiverton, RI,
and continued learning the ins and outs of the industry. Customer service is a major
focus at Viti Mercedes Benz and because of this, Viti is one of the top dealerships in the
country. Currently, I’m living my dream in beautiful Portsmouth, RI with my wife of 14
years, Jamie, and our two children, Samantha (born in 2005) and Ryan (born in 2008).
My wife is a fantastic woman, mother and also a successful entrepreneur. In 2001 she
opened her own pet grooming business called "The Pet Salon". Her company has earned
a great reputation on our beautiful little island.
Marc Schiliro (Owner)
Over 15 years ago I purchased my first classic car: a 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe.
I enjoyed driving and showing it so much that I yearned for something even more
fabulous, so eventually I sold it and purchased a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback. I had the
car restored to the first documented 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback E2 (Eleanor). This car
won many car shows and was featured in multiple magazines and websites. Ultimately
I sold this car within hours of it being listed for sale and this is what really started my
classic car career. Since then, I've bought and sold numerous classic cars and trucks and
I've continued to have many classic cars featured in magazines and multiple different
websites. I’ve also had cars featured at various auctions including Barrett Jackson and I'm
now considered one of Barrett Jackson’s top consignors.
My dream was to eventually open my own classic car dealership and finally that dream
has come to fruition. It took many long days, late nights and some serious courage but I
finally decided I was going to make it happen. It’s been my lifelong vision to be able to
open this dealership to the public and share the love of classic cars with other enthusiasts.
Something I've learned, in all the years I've been playing with classic cars, is that classic
car enthusiasts are great people and they know the importance of a good reputation when
dealing with a seller. I have worked long and hard to be a knowledgeable and reputable
vendor and to offer the finest classic vehicles in the area. I look forward to the future of
watching my dealership grow and welcoming everyone into my new facility!