1942 Crosley Convertible Coupe
"Pre-War" - One of the best!

  • 1 of only 5,757 Pre-War Crosleys.
  • 1 of only 1,029 Crosley Convertibles in 1942.
  • 1st Place award winner at the Crosley National Meet in 2018.
  • Comprehensive nut and bolt restoration.
  • Show quality throughout.
  • Beautiful color combination.
  • Rebuilt original 2-cylinder engine.
  • Rebuilt 3-speed manual transmission.
  • Great opportunity!

  • $34,900.00

Marc Shiliro's Classic Cars
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1928 Van Blerck Midget Racer
Hello, I’m Marc Schiliro the owner of MS CLASSIC CARS.  You might recognize my name or my business name from beautiful classic cars, trucks and motorcycles I’ve collected and sold nationally.  I’ve got over 20 years of classic vehicle experience.  I’d like to put that experience to work for you.  I’ve learned a lot and I’m educated in many different makes and models ranging from the early 1900’s to current.  Over the years I’ve collected and sold over 400 classic vehicles which I’m very proud of.  I sell a large percentage of my inventory from networking and from the various websites I advertise on.  I sell a small percentage of my inventory at various auctions such as Barrett Jackson.  I’ve set over 15 world record prices on various makes and models.  I’ve also featured many classic vehicles at different auctions across the United States. I’ve had many vehicles that have been featured in multiple magazines and multiple websites.  I specialize in beautiful classic vehicles that are at a higher level of quality than most being advertised for sale. I collect classic vehicles that are already completed and slightly redesign them, service them and detail them. I have also coordinated restorations from start to finish.
The MS CLASSIC CARS showroom is located in Seekonk, Massachusetts and was established in 2012.  The MS CLASSIC CARS service department and multiple storage facilities are also located in Seekonk, Massachusetts.  The MS CLASSIC CARS operations are closed to the public.  A private viewing of a vehicle can be made scheduled by appointment Monday through Friday.  The MS CLASSIC CARS inventory consists of roughly 40 classic cars and trucks that we own, service and detail.  We’re one of the only dealerships who document the service work we do to every vehicle with an invoice.  Each vehicle is presented with detailed descriptions and multiple photos.  We offer no consignment inventory.  When you call you deal directly with me. I know each vehicle well and will go over the vehicle of your interest in full detail.  I’ll also assist you with any other needs such as trades, financing, insurance or shipping.  I promise to make the process from start to finish easy and enjoyable.  I take a lot of pride in my business and my reputation reflects that.  I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.  “MS CLASSIC CARS isn’t just another dealer.  MS CLASSIC CARS is a brand.”

I've been collecting classic cars and trucks for over 15 years now and have seen a lot happen. I've seen the hobby continue to grow not only on the internet and auctions but also with the amount of television shows, magazines and websites that are related to classic cars in some form or another. I strongly believe the classic car market is a great place to invest in. When the economy is strong, the classic car market is extremely strong. When the economy isn't so strong the classic car market holds its own. I've sold classic cars and trucks in both economic conditions. The reason classic cars make such a great investment is because people are crazy about cars, especially classic cars.  These people aren’t just one age group but all different ages ranging from very young to very old.  It’s a much diversified market.  I've learned it's not just people in the United States but its people all over the world.  Roughly 20% of my sales are from people who live outside of the United States.  Some examples would be Canada, Australia, Mexico and Europe.  Also from what I’ve learned roughly 20% of bidders at auctions are also  people who live outside the United States. 

  Over the years I've noticed that the higher quality classic cars have always commanded a higher price. Even people who don't have any classic car experience can recognize and appreciate attention to detail. Over the last 10 years the overall market has been very strong and I believe it will continue to grow.  Certain classic cars prices are on the rise and others are on the decline.  It’s all about supply and demand not about a good or bad economy.  The classic cars that are on the rise are the cars that a lot of people want but there aren’t many on the market for sale.  The classic cars that are on the decline are the cars that a lot of people don’t want anymore and there’s many on the market for sale. Of course, if the car is a rare model and spectacular it will command a higher price as I mentioned. Desirable factory correct classic cars that are documented with matching numbers always make solid investments.  Custom cars have remained strong because each car is different from the next one. They each have their own character and there worth what people are willing to pay.

  Prior to this business I was just a blue collar guy who was working full time selling new and used Mercedes Benz.  I was very passionate about classic cars and trucks so I decided to sell them part time.  Although I had my used car dealer’s license I didn’t have my own dealership.  Overall things were going just fine but my dream was to open my own classic car and truck dealership.  I decided to give up my full time job with health insurance and a 401K to open a new classic and truck dealership.  I had to invest a ton of money to make that happen which required using my family’s savings and acquiring loans such as a home equity line of credit.  I also now would have a lot of overhead that I didn’t have before.  The bottom line is I went all in.  Do you think I would’ve done all that if I didn’t think the classic car and truck market wasn’t going to remain strong?  “I’m putting my money where my mouth is”.

Marc Schiliro – The Owner


1928 Van Blerck Midget Racer “The Real Deal”


Engine #L-1123

Extremely rare find!

Tons of documentation dating back to 1970!

Was part of the Harrah Automobile Collection that’s now the National Automobile Museum!

Beautifully restored!

Aluminum body!

1920’s Van Blerck “Junior” aluminum OHC 4cyl Engine!

Amelia Island Concours Award Winner!

Runs and drives!

This rare 1928 Van Blerck Midget Racer is the real deal. It is well documented by the Harrah Automobile Collection dating back to 1970 which is included. The Harrah Automobile Collection is now known as the National Automobile Museum. It has been completely restored to show quality standards. It retains an original aluminum body and 1920’s Van Blerck “Junior” aluminum OHC 4cyl engine.

The first midget race car meets in which records were kept were held at the American Legion (Ascot) Speedway in Los Angeles, CA dating back to April 1914. Midget racing continued until interrupted by World War I and did not resume until 1933, when an organization was formed to race a few existing midgets. Loyola Stadium in Los Angeles, CA became the first site for midget racing as an individual sport. The history of midget racing is well reviewed in the book “The Mighty Midgets” which was written by midget racing expert Jack C. Fox. Included with the sale of this 1928 Van Blerck Midget Racer is an authentic “The Mighty Midgets” book that was signed by Jack C. Fox. This 1928 Van Blerck midget racer is believed to have been built by Leo Faulkner based on his design and comparisons to photos in “The Mighty Midgets” book. Leo “Pop” Faulkner is considered to be one of the California’s midget racing pioneers. He was an active builder, tuner, owner and driver until the 1950’s.  As stated by Jack C. Fox in “The Mighty Midgets” book, “Faulkner was one of the most important men behind the development of midget racing”. Since the builders didn’t brand the midget racers it was common they were referred to by the engine manufacturer such as this one.

As documented with the paperwork provided by The National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV on February 20th, 2012 this 1928 Van Blerck Midget Racer was sold to Alex Koral by Richard Kazar. The date of this transaction is unclear. On August 27th, 1970 The Harrah Automobile Collection reached out to Alex Koral in regards to an ad he placed in Hemmings Magazine for this 1928 Van Blerck Midget Racer. Alex Koral completed a check list of details requested by The Harrah Automobile Collection. On September 8th, 1970 The Harrah Automobile Collection requested an inspection which was signed by Bill Harrah. On September 17th, 1970 The Harrah Automobile Collection made an offer which was accepted by Alex Koral on September 23rd, 1970.  On September 25th, 1970 the purchase was made which was signed by Bill Harrah. On October 2, 1970 a Bill of Sale was signed by both parties and a check was issued to Alex Koral. On September 29th, 1970 The Harrah Automobile Collection sent the check. They wanted a detailed description and indicated they would arrange to have it picked up. On December 13th, 1970 Alex Koral reached out to charge a storage fee since the car had not been picked up. On December 21st, 1970 The Harrah Automobile Collection sent a check for storage. The midget racer was eventually picked up and they assigned it stock #986 for inventory purposes. On March 12th, 1971 The Harrah Automobile Collection reached out to get more information. When the midget racer arrived it was in fair condition and painted blue. As indicated in the check list it had a Van Blerck OHC 4cyl aluminum engine. The engine number is #L-1123 and the oil filler number is #L-1570. At some point which is unclear The Harrah Automobile Collection did a light cosmetic restoration. It was painted red with the number 36. In 1986, The Harrah Automobile Collection sold this midget racer at auction in 1986. It was sold Mike Moore from Reno, NV. It was then sold to well-known car collector George Shelley. The time of the sale is unclear. It was completely restored to show quality standards. George Shelley entered the Amelia Island in 2007 with the assistance of Tom Straubinger. It won the Amelia Award which has been documented by the Amelia Island Concours organization. George Shelley sold the car to Jeff Brock on November 15th, 2008. It was in his personal collection until October of 2019.

This midget racer was professionally restored with an open check book. It was restored as closely as it would’ve been built in the timeframe it was raced. The original aluminum body is in overall very nice condition. The panels are straight and the hood fits nicely. The hood can be removed very easily and is secured with brown leather straps. It was finished in a beautiful shade of red. The paint job is also very nice and shows well. The sides were decorated with advertisements that were hand painted. On one side the advertisement is “Gilmore Special” who was a sponsor during this era of midget racers. On the other side the advertisement is “Van Blerck – The Standard High Speed Motor” which was done since it’s equipped with a Van Blerck engine. It sits on Magnesium wheels that are gray with a red center. The wheels are wrapped with new Firestone Deluxe Champion tires that are 4.00-12 on the front and 5.00-12 on the rear.

The inside space seating area and inside paneling is wrapped with black leather. It retains the vintage steering wheel that’s been painted and wrapped for gripping. It retains the vintage Foxboro white face gas pressure gauge, oil pressure gauge and temperature gauge which are all in working order. The temperature gauge stays in the last position it was prior to shutting off but works when operating. It’s equipped with a power on/off knob which is on the instrument panel. Underneath the instrument panel is a fuel cut off lever and push start button. MS CLASSIC CARS installed the push button start for convenience. It’s powered by a new Duracell Ultra battery with plenty of cranking amps.
 The engine compartment is nicely detailed throughout with many era correct parts. The aluminum fire wall was left bare and has been polished. It retains the vintage 1920’s Van Blerck “Junior” 90ci OHC 4cyl aluminum engine. The engine number is #L-1123 which matches all the documentation from the Harrah Automobile Collection. The oil filler cast #L-1570 also matches the documentation from the Harrah Automobile Collection. According to Van Blerck advertisements this engine produced 33HP and weighed 165 pounds with the gear, starter and generator. This was the perfect engine for the midget racers because it was lightweight, powerful and reliable. This engine was rebuilt during the restoration and runs beautifully. The engine has a manual pressure pump. It retains the vintage Winfield Model S carburetor that also matches the documentation from the Harrah Automobile Collection. The engine has vintage style spark plug wires, cooper lines and brass hose clamps. The engine breathes through a side exhaust pipe that sounds vicious. A section of the exhaust was wrapped with heat tape for protection. The engine is cooled by a polished brass Austin Motor Company radiator #8103. The engine is coupled to a one-speed transmission with neutral. It’s equipped with a double pressure gas cap, Austin Motor Company axles and rear brakes. The brake lever has a leather strap that acts as emergency brake when needed.

This 1928 Van Blerck Midget Racer is the “The Real Deal”. It draws a ton of attention and will be the center piece of any collection. This is a great opportunity that doesn’t come around very often.


MS CLASSIC CARS invested a total of $2,762.07 servicing this vehicle including the parts and labor.  An invoice is pictured below that documents everything.  MS CLASSIC CARS also invested $600.00 in detailing the vehicle from top to bottom. 

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I have over 20 years of experience and follow the classic vehicle market on a daily basis.  I’m experienced with most years, makes and models.  Obviously I’m more experienced with certain vehicles but follow them all.  I price my classic vehicles competitive based on the current market values.  I would challenge anyone to find a comparable vehicle for less.  Please make sure your comparing the vehicles history, recent documented service work, all options and the entire vehicles overall condition from top to bottom.  If you’re truly interested in purchasing this vehicle and you have a comparable vehicle that’s priced less please call me to discuss further.  I’m confident that my vehicle will be the better choice.  If I’m wrong I’ll tell you the other vehicle is a better choice and point you in that direction.

“As my website indicates I’ve collected and sold hundreds of beautiful classic vehicles over the years.  I’m proud to say MS CLASSIC CARS holds over 30 world record sale prices.  We’ve also sold many classic vehicles in the six figure plus price range.  The point being is that I’m a good judge of character when it comes time to describe a classic vehicle.  MS CLASSIC CARS collect beautiful classic vehicles that we service and detail.  We document this work with an invoice that is pictured in the photos.  The vehicle you’re about to witness is something I’m proud of.  If you’ve been searching for something like this vehicle I would suggest moving forward with investigating it further.  Please give me a phone call and I’ll go over the entire vehicle with you over the phone.  I will tell you everything I know about it.  I’m the owner and can make all the decisions regarding the price, etc.  There will be no pressure.   My goal is to make sure the vehicle is the right fit for you.  If you decide to purchase it I’ll make the transaction transparent and simple.  I’ll assist you in the financing if necessary.  I’ll also assist you with the shipping.  It’s that easy.  MS CLASSIC CARS isn’t just another dealer.  MS CLASSIC CARS is a brand.”

Marc Schiliro – The Owner. 

Unfortunately most classic vehicles that are being advertised for sale by dealers, private parties and auctions aren't exactly what are being advertised for sale.  This is an industry with no real guidelines and everyone's opinion is completely different.  The average consumer doesn’t realize classic vehicles weren’t restored at the factory and are being restored by people in their garages.  Everyone’s level of restoration experience is different and it shows in the restoration.  An example would be a classic vehicle that's  being advertised as an original model with matching numbers could be a phony with a reproduction trim tag and re stamped numbers on the engine block, etc.  Another example would be a classic vehicle is being advertised as a full restoration when indeed only a few things have been restored.  There are many classic vehicles listed for sale that have cosmetic and mechanical issues with such items as the body, paint, glass, lights, body hinges, gauges, window components, steering components, upholstery, engine leaks and tuning, radiators, transmission, rear end, brake components and suspension components.  The consumers are spending thousands of dollars repairing the classic vehicles they've purchased after the sale.  A bad purchase could turn into the buyer’s worst nightmare and be extremely costly!

MS CLASSIC CARS specializes in beautiful classic cars and trucks that are at a higher level of quality than most being advertised for sale. I personally have selected these vehicles and take pride in what I represent.  I'm not a classic car dealer who is only looking to make a quick buck.  I’ve seen dealers and private parties purchase classic vehicles at auctions and online and immediately list them for sale.  Most of these vehicles aren’t being advertised correctly and haven’t been serviced or detailed.  This business is my career and reputation which means everything to me.  I do the best of my ability to represent quality classic cars and advertise them honestly.  To be clear I’m not in the restoration business.  I represent classic vehicles that have already been restored.

  This vehicle is owned by MS CLASSIC CARS and is located in Seekonk, MA.  I personally have seen, touched and driven this vehicle.  This vehicle has been through a service and detail process which is documented with an MS CLASSIC CARS invoice.  I write the descriptions, take the photos, advertise them for sale and answer all the calls and emails.  I'll personally go over the entire vehicle and tell you everything I know about it.  I'll also give you my opinion if it’s truly the right vehicle for you. I’ll consider all trades and also offer financing if necessary.   Once you've committed to purchase a classic vehicle from MS CLASSIC CARS, I’ll make it a very easy process from start to finish.  Once the funds have cleared I'll immediately mail the paperwork USPS 2-day air.  A CD with the description and photos of the vehicle you purchased will be included in the package.  I’ll also assist in shipping your vehicle to its new home.

         If you've read the introduction tab or visited my website you’ll probably agree I'm a bit of a perfectionist and represent very detailed classic vehicles. MS CLASSIC CARS has a great reputation and we continue to raise the bar in the classic car and truck world.  I sell our classic cars and trucks very quickly because consumers see the value.  I look forward to working with you.  Please read my website testimonials and eBay positive feedback.  Thank you for the opportunity!
Marc Schiliro – the owner
What makes MS CLASSIC CARS different from other classic car dealers and from vehicles being marketed privately on the market for sale?

* Each vehicle has been hand-picked by the owner Marc Schiliro.

* NO CONSIGNMENTS.  We own the MS CLASSIC CARS inventory and know every vehicle well.

* NO SALESPEOPLE.  Deal directly with the owner Marc Schiliro when you call or email.

* Every vehicle goes through a service process unlike most vehicles on the market for sale.  The service work is documented with an invoice that is pictured in the photos.  MS CLASSIC CARS owns its own service and storage facility.

* Every vehicle gets a complete MS CLASSIC CARS Classic car automotive detail which includes the exterior, interior, engine compartment, trunk compartment and undercarriage.  This is valued at $600.00

* Every vehicle has a detailed description with multiple photos including the undercarriage which is done by the owner Marc Schiliro.

* Assistance with financing if necessary.  Competitive rates and terms are available.

* Assistance with transportation once the sale is completed.

* Assistance with insurance once the sale is completed.

* Easy transaction from start to finish.  Customer satisfaction is our #1 goal.

        Classic cars and trucks make great investments and are extremely fun to own.  It’s so exciting to search for a classic, purchase one and watch it come off the trailer, add your own touches, take it for a ride or just look at it sitting in the garage after a hard day at work.  Classic car and truck collectors aren’t just in the United States but worldwide.  The classic car and truck market is growing every day.  It’s seen at car shows and auctions, in magazines and on TV shows.  Get your new classic car or truck today.  You only live once, if you can afford it, do it!
        I do the best I can to represent my classic cars and trucks.  My results, feedback and reputation speak for themselves. Everyone’s opinion of a classic car and truck is different and I encourage questions prior to a purchase. I have a beautiful showroom with excellent lighting and a lift for a complete inspection if requested. Inspections will be scheduled by appointment only.  The closest airport is Providence, RI.  It’s only a 25 minute ride from the dealership.  I can arrange to pick up at the airport.  I also have a dealer plate that would allow for a test drive with a valid driver’s license for a serious buyer.  Please call 508-557-0152 or email for any questions.  Thank you. 

Marc Shiliro

Marc Schiliro

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle
SS 572 Custom

  • Awesome street machine.
  • Completely restored.
  • Show quality.
  • Original Garnet Red color.
  • Loaded w/ options including power windows.
  • Detailed engine compartment.
  • GM ZZ572 V8 crate engine w/ 620HP.
  • 3" Flowmaster exhaust w/ electric cutouts.
  • Tremec 5-speed manual transmission.
  • 12 -bolt POSI rear end.
  • Power steering.
  • Power Brakes.
  • Custom Suspension.
  • Much, much, more!

  • $74,900.00