Nova Wagon Custom
- Complete restoration.
- Very straight body lines.
- Beautiful blue paint
- New glass w/ tinted glass.
- Billet Specialties wheels.
- New black interior.
- Billet Specialties steering wheel.
- Ididit polished steering column.
- Custom sound system.
- Detailed engine compartment.
- Built 50 V8 w/ many upgrades.
- Ceramic headers w/ Flowmaster exhaust system.
- Built Turbo 350 automatic w/ manual valve body.
- Wilwood master cylinder.
- Front disc brakes w/ slotted rotors.
- Rear air shocks.
- Much, much, more!
" THE MS CLASSIC CARS 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 purchase more classic cars and build the inventory. 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. I started with one employee named Jim Peckham who is still with me today. One year later I hired another employee named Chris Tansey who is still with me today. During this time frame I also had three part time employees named Bryan Frank, Carl Almeida and Glen Van Buskirk helping me as well. Also, Kevin Holmes the owner of Ace Highways Transportation was helping me a lot as well. 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 cars. I collect classic cars 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. MS CLASSIC CARS is also one of Barrett Jackson’s top consignors. The MS CLASSIC CARS Facebook page has over 15,000 likes and thousands people are on the VIP EMAIL BLAST.
In April of 2015, MS CLASSIC CARS opened a new service facility in Bristol, RI. I hired a Service Manager/Technican named Scott Perkins who is still with me today. This service department is only being used to service the MS CLASSIC CARS inventory and not open to the public. Having our own service department allows us to get the inventory done at a faster rate.
In August of 2015, I partnered with long term friend, business entrepreneur and part time employee Bryan Frank. Bryan owns a very large classic vehicle collection and shares the same passion I do about them. Bryan brings a lot the table with his business experience, car experience and financial strength. Together we’re looking forward to the future growth of MS CLASSIC CARS. Our goal isn’t to be the biggest. Our goal is to be the best!"
MS CLASSIC CARS has plans of expanding into a brand new modern facility within the next few years. This new facility will have a much larger showroom, car storage room, indoor photo booth, service department, detail department, offices and car wash tunnel. This will be a one stop classic car dealership with the exception of full restorations.
Follow your dreams!
Marc Shiliro - Owner/General Manager
"I was born in Newport, Rhode Island and have lived on Aquidneck Island my entire life. Aquidneck Island consists of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth. Growing up I resided with my father Vincent, mother Connie and sister Karyn. My father owned multiple furniture stores and my mother was a social worker for the state of Rhode Island. I started working very young in the restaurant business. Since I started driving my passion for cool cars developed into an addiction. I had over 25 cars before I was 20 years old! After I graduated high school in 1994, I started selling new and used cars for the Autocenter Group. 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. During these years I got into the classic car hobby and really started developing a passion for it. 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. Although it’s been a lot of work my business has exceeded my expectations. It was a great decision to follow my dream. I currently live in Portsmouth, RI with my wife Jamie who I married in 1998 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. We just built a new facility for The Pet Salon which is amazing. I’m very proud of her. On August 1st, 2015 I partnered with long term friend and business entrepreneur Bryan Frank. Bryan owns a very large classic vehicle collection and shares the same passion I do about them. Bryan brings a lot the table with his business experience, car experience and financial strength. Together we’re looking forward to the future growth of MS CLASSIC CARS. Our goal isn’t to be the biggest. Our goal is to be the best!"
Bryan Frank - Owner
"I was born in Scottsbluff Nebraska a small mainly farming community. I have
spent most of my life in this area. Growing up I learned very valuable life
lessons from my father Roger Frank and my mother Connie Frank. My father took
over my grandfathers, Herman, John Deere dealerships at the age of 26 upon the sudden death of Herman. My father was the youngest owner/operator of John Deere dealerships in the country. My mother raised myself, brother and sister and helped with the dealerships, farms and did part time school teaching among other things. In 1987 I attended the University of Nebraska and graduated in 1993 with a degree in business management and Ag business management. During these years I meet the love of my life Holly who became my wife in 1993. In 1993 Holly and I moved to Scottsbluff where I would work for the family John Deere business and Holly would work in the banking business. By 1995 my father basically put me in the driver’s seat for the dealerships. We added 2 more in Wyoming along with 2 holiday inn expresses, land development for Walmart, Home Depot, and several other chains. Properties were also assumed in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Las Vegas. We grew our finance and leasing companies to a large level during these times also. Needless to say I have seen and learned a lot about business and people. As of today we have been married 22 years and have 4 amazing boys Jackson, Mitchell, Lincoln and Barrett. As a very young kid and until his loss of battle with cancer in 2013 I would spend as much time as possible with my father. He is and will always be my best friend, father and hero. I learned so much about business by being with him and seeing the process first hand. Outside of business our main hobby together was classic cars. Buying, selling, restoring, driving cool cars was what we loved and took up the majority of our free time. With that being said, in 2000 I meet Marc Schiliro. Marc had a red 1970 Chevelle SS 396 on eBay. The description and pictures where some of the best I had ever seen on eBay. After 5 minutes into the phone call I knew I was dealing with an honest professional business man. I still have the car in my collection today. Over the years I have bought many cars for our collection through private individuals, dealers and auctions. Marc is the best overall to buy a car from. His cars are extremely detailed and mechanically/cosmetically sound. His work ethic and passion is at the top of the charts. So when Marc asked me to be a part of his dealership I was extremely honored and excited. I look forward to adding my business experience and car experience to the future of MS CLASSIC CARS."
James Peckham - Detail Specialist
"I was born in Newport, Rhode Island in 1984. I grew up in Portsmouth, Rhode Island where I was raised by my father James and my mother Mary. I lived on a 17 acre horse farm with my two older sisters Jamie and Christen. I first met Marc when I was 12 years old when he sold my parents a new Dodge Mini-Van from Newport AutoCenter. Shortly after Marc and my oldest sister Jamie started dating and then got married when I was 14. In 2005 I met my girlfriend Bethany Santos. After 5 years we moved into an apartment together in Bristol, Rhode Island where we live with our two cats. 3 years later Bethany graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Shortly after she got a nursing job working for New Bedford Rehabilitation Hospital and has turned into a wonderful and caring Nurse. We recently celebrated 10 years of being together and look forward to many more. My first job was at 14 years old at a local car wash in Portsmouth where I ran the full service wash as well as cleaned interiors. After graduating high school I attended Bristol Community College for several semesters taking various business courses. After BCC I was given an opportunity to work as a Sales Consultant for AutoCenter Volkswagen where Marc was the General Sales Manager. I stuck with it for almost 2 years before I decided car sales just wasn’t for me. After that I got a job working for a local handyman business as an apprentice where I became adept at various home building and renovation skills. My responsibilities included everything from frame to finish carpentry as well as minor electrical and plumbing. After a couple years I was given an opportunity to work for a large construction company named Kirby Perkins where I would refine my skills even further. In 2008 I got back into the car wash business at Blue Wave Car Wash in Middletown, Rhode Island. I started off as a wash attendant and eventually was offered the detail position. I worked there for the next few years before hearing about Marc’s plan to pursue his dream and open his own classic car dealership. With my work history and the skills I had acquired Marc asked me if I would like to be a part of his business and work as his full time detailer. Having known Marc for almost 15 years and the type of person he is I knew he would succeed and that this would be a great opportunity for me to grow with his emerging business. I eagerly accepted and before I knew it was helping the construction crew build the showroom and setting up our detail shop. Now 3 years later I know that joining with Marc on this venture was a great move on my part as his business has steadily grown in the short time we’ve been open. I’ve learned a lot about auto detailing and the importance of customer service. Our plan for the future is very inspiring."
Chris Tansey - Detail Specialist
"I was born and raised in the city of Fall River, MA to my parents, Denise and Arthur Tansey. I also have an older sibling Lauren. Growing up my father was a Fall River police officer and my mother has been in banking for over 20 years. My father got me into sports at young age. Ice hockey being my favorite. I traveled all over on many different teams, winning numerous team and personal awards. I went B.M.C. Durfee High School and graduated in 2003. Before I graduated I started working in childcare at the Fall River YMCA and Boy's and Girl's Club. After working in that field for many years I decided I needed a change. I went over to Viti Mercedes Benz in Tiverton, RI and applied for a car wash position. Viti is one the best Mercedes Benz dealers in the country. After a few years of working there I eventually became one of their main auto detailers. I worked at Viti for a total of almost 8 years. Viti is where I met and became friends with Marc Schiliro. He noticed my hard work and dedication to my job. Marc asked me if I would be interested in detailing some of his classic cars on a part time basis. I jumped at the opportunity and really enjoyed it. In 2012, Marc followed his dream and opened his own classic car dealership and detail center. After MS Classic Cars was open for about a year, Marc asked me to come work for him full time as business was really growing. I have really enjoyed my time working for Marc at MS Classic Cars. I have worked on and detailed some rare pieces of classic car history. Marc gave me an opportunity to travel to Florida for a MECUM auction. I handled a few cars he was consigning there. This was a great experience and I learned a lot. I’ve also learned a lot about auto detailing and customer service. Best of all, I have been able to work with this great group of guys. We've grown into our own family. I look forward to the future with MS CLASSIC CARS."
Scott Perkins - Technician Specialist
"I was born in Haverhill, MA. I grew up in Westport, MA. Since a young age I’ve had a passion for cars. When I fifteen I started working at a body shop. A few years later I was offered a position at a Mustang performance shop. I feel in love with Mustangs and purchased a few Mustangs over the years that I had lot of fun with. During the night I started working a machine shop learning how to rebuilding engines. A few years later I was offered a position a Factory Five which is a well-known replica car company. At Factory Five I did everything from welding to mechanical work. I helped build the Prototype GTM that was featured at SEMA. I was at Factory Five for six years. I then decided to get into the new car business and was hired at Fall River Ford as an automotive technician. During my tenure there I achieved roughly twenty different types of certifications which lead to me becoming a Ford Master technician. I was at Fall River Ford for five years. I was then offered a position at Herb Chambers Ford. Collectively I worked over 10 years for Ford. Other certifications include ASE, MACS and MA damage appraiser certification as well. I met Marc Schiliro through MJM Automotive Solutions. Marc knew my work history and experience. He appreciated my attention to detail and passion for classic cars. When he opened his new service department in Bristol, RI he offered me the position of service manager. I’m completely responsible for ordering all the parts and servicing all the vehicles for MS CLASSIC CARS. I’m really excited to be part of the team and look forward to the future with MS CLASSIC CARS."
Mark Biello - Technician Specialist
"I was born and raised in Fall River, MA where I still currently live today with my wife Lori. My interest in automotive repair began as a necessity as my father purchased inexpensive vehicles that needed attention. I remember on Saturday mornings running down to the local auto parts store to get everything we needed. This was a place where everyone knew everyone. I would always be around listening to guys talk about vehicles regarding problems and solutions. Over the years the necessity turned into a passion. I purchased my first car in high school which was a 1984 Chevrolet Camaro for the price of $300.00. Every body panel was a different color and the interior was a nightmare. The 2.8L engine was tired and the 5-speed transmission was noisy. During the next six months I restored the car. Once it was completed I was driving a freshly painted and great running Camaro to high school every day. I graduated high school is 2003 and attended New England Institute of Technology thereafter to learn more. During this time frame I restored a 1987 Chevrolet K20 which was a complete frame off restoration including an engine rebuild. When I graduated from New England Tech in 2005 I immediately started working for a well-known local automotive repair shop. I learned a lot working there and after a few years decided it was time to work for a new car dealership to learn the other side of the business. I became a ASE Master Technician and worked at Alden Buick, Pontiac and GMC. I worked there for 4 years and learned more knowledge. During this time frame I started getting involved with circle racing at the Seekonk Speedway running in the sport truck division. One part of the business that I was eager to learn was the parts department. I decided to leave the Alden and go work at Autozone as the parts manager. After a few years I realized selling wasn't my passion so I left and was hired at South Colonial Chevrolet as a technician. When I found out MS CLASSIC CARS was adding another technician I applied immediately. I embrace the opportunity to work on Marc's classic car collection and be part of a team. I'm very excited to show our customers what being passionate about classic cars is all about! "
Carl Almeida - Jack of all trades
"I was born in Lisbon, Portugal. I came to America when I was seven years old. Growing up I resided with my father Anibal, mother Maria and sister Paula. I currently live in Fall River, MA with my wife Sandy and son Dylan. At a very young age I was fascinated with cars and trucks. I had a large collection of hot wheel cars and all I built with my legos were cars and trucks. At 54 years old I still have my legos and some of my hot wheel car collection. I went to Diman vocational high school. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the shop class I wanted which was auto mechanics or auto body. Instead I went into machine shop class. In high school I bought my first for car for $200.00 dollars. It was a 1965 Dodge Polara 500 2-door. This car had bucket seats and a 383 motor with an automatic transmission. This is the car that started everything for me. By the time I graduated from high school I had learned how to take cars apart and put them back together. I also started buying and fixing cars and selling them from my dad’s house. At one point I had six cars in his yard for sale. After I graduated from high school I started working at Newport naval base. I would leave by 2:30 and start my second job at Paul’s schwinn bicycle. Then I would leave they and go to my third job which was when I finally got home. I would write all my ads for the cars I had for sale and list them for sale. I was having a great time. by the age of 21 I had sold over 40 cars and bought my first house with my own mortgage. Just a few years after my girlfriend Sandy and I started buying more property and more cars. I started my first job in the car business at Jack Barboza Oldsmobile Cadillac and GMC. I started as a salesman. My second month I was salesman of the month for nine months straight. In less then a year I became the used car manger for the dealership. I went on to Viti Mercedes Benz as a used car sales manager. Over the years I learned a lot between the two dealerships and how to run a dealership. I opened my own used car dealership in september of 1990. It was called Euro Auto. We specialised in high end automoblies and we also sold classic cars. Five years ago I decided it was time to get out of selling preowned cars. I’ve all ways had this passion for classic cars and decided to get into classic car restorations. In 2011, I met Marc Schiliro as he was interested in renting space for his classic cars at my storage facility. After a few months had passed I helped him obtain a used car license in the city of Fall River, MA. Marc wasted no time and in 2012 he opened MS Classic Cars in Seekonk, MA. Marc and I share the same passion for classic cars and became very good friends. Over the last 3 years we’ve experienced alot together. I look forward to the future of MS Classic Cars."
1971 Ford Mustang
Boss 351 "One of the first built"
- 1 of 1,806 built.
- Blue Chip investment.
- Extensive restoration.
- Great history.
- Tons of documentation.
- Extremely straight body.
- Amazing paint.
- Beautiful original color combination.
- Like new interior.
- Highly detailed engine compartment.
- Date coded Boss 351 V8.
- Original 4-speed manual.
- Original posi rear end.
- Highly detailed undercarriage.
- Some upgrades such as exhaust and wheels/tires.
- Runs and drives great.
- Much, much, more!