I was born in Newport, Rhode Island and have lived on Aquidneck Island my entire life. Aquidneck Island consists of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth. Since I started driving in high school my passion for cool cars 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 within the company and learned a lot about the automotive business. I was a sales person and eventually became a sales manager. In 2005 I was offered a position at Viti Mercedes Benz in Tiverton, RI which was an opportunity for my career. After working at Autocenter for 9 years it was great to learn other ways of doing business with a different company. Customer service is a major focus at Viti and because of this, Viti is one of the top Mercedes Benz dealerships in the country. I worked at Viti for 7 years until 2012 when I left to follow my dream and opened MS CLASSIC CARS. I currently live in Portsmouth, RI with my wife Jamie of 17 years and our two children, Samantha (born in 2005) and Ryan (born in 2008). My wife is a great woman, mother and also a successful entrepreneur. In 1999 she opened her own pet grooming business named "The Pet Salon". Her company has earned a great reputation.
Marc Schiliro (Owner)
"My Classic Car Story."
I purchased my first classic car about 15 years ago. It was a 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe that was red with white interior. It had a 289 V8 and was a nice driver. I really enjoyed driving and showing the car. While attending a Mustang car show I came across a beautiful 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback that was black with red interior. It also had a 289 V8 and was a show car. The gentleman said one day he'd eventually sell it. I called him a few months later and he was willing to sell it for the right price. We struck a deal pending I sold my car first. I ended up selling the car within two days of listing it for sale. I enjoyed the fastback for awhile. In 2005, the movie "Gone in 60 Seconds" was released and I feel in love with the star of movie which was a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback named Eleanor. A company in Texas started building Eleanor replicas but I couldn't afford one. One day while surfing the internet I came across a company named Mustang Depot who was making an Eleanor kit for the 1965 and 1966 Mustangs. I was in all my glory when I read this. I got a home equity line of credit so I could afford to transform my 1965 Mustang into Eleanor. Once it was completed Mustang Depot documented it as the first 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback E2 (Eleanor). This car won many car shows and was featured in multiple magazines and websites. After I enjoyed it for awhile I decided to sell the car so I posted it on eBay. It sold within a few hours of it being listed for sale! I used the proceeds from the sale to pay off my home equity line credit and purchase multiple classic cars. At the time I didn't realize it but my classic car career started. Over the years I collected and sold many classic vehicles. I learned a lot about the classic car business including such things as the market on a variety of classic vehicles, restorations, transportation, paperwork, marketing, photography and auctions. My dream was to eventually open my own classic car dealership. It took many long days, late nights and some serious courage but I finally decided I was going to make it happen. In 2012 I left my full time job at Viti Mercedes Benz and opened MS CLASSIC CARS in Seekonk, MA.
"MS CLASSIC CARS Update."
MS CLASSIC CARS has really grown over the last couple years. I've been building this business on the reputation of collecting and selling beautiful classic vehicles. I collect classic vehicles that are in demand and have character. Once they arrive at the dealership I put them through a service and detail process unlike most other classic car dealerships. I then personally write the descriptions and take multiple photos of each vehicle. I take a lot of pride in my collection and I'm beginning to see that the public is starting to recognize that. 70% of the inventory sells within 30 days of listing for sale MS CLASSIC CARS has collected and sold over 300 classic vehicles over the years. The MS CLASSIC CARS Facebook page has over 13,000 likes and thousands people on the VIP EMAIL BLAST. I greatly appreciate all the interest in MS CLASSIC CARS and will continue to offer great cars at great prices!
MS CLASSIC CARS has plans of expanding into a new modern facility within a few years. This new facility will have a much larger showroom, storage room, indoor photo booth, service department and detail department. This will be a one stop classic car dealership with the exception of full restorations.
Follow your dreams!