About Us – A Word from our Founder

About UsWelcome to ACM CLASSIC MOTORCARS LLC online!

"Cars have always been my passion, even before I was old enough to get behind the wheel. Many of my earliest memories are associated with riding in Aunt Marty’s big white 1975 Cadillac Sedan DeVille at the age of four, peering into Aunt Elsie’s garage to catch a glimpse of her seldom driven 1974 Plymouth Valiant, and riding home from pre-school in my parents' 1968 Ambassador DPL. Later in life, I could never forget the first time I heard my own classic—a 1960 Ford Thunderbird—roar to life, nor how just glancing at it could make my heart skip a beat. It still does. These are memories that are indelibly etched into my memory. Now I am committed to helping realize these experiences for others as well."

Joe’s History

A lifelong resident of Cleveland, Ohio, Joe graduated from the University of Dayton with degrees in Accounting and Finance in 1998, and began a career in public accounting, serving both public and private audit clients at Arthur Andersen LLP and KPMG LLP as a certified public accountant for 11 years. In the spring of 2008, he reduced his responsibilities as a Senior Manager at KPMG LLP and launched ACM CLASSIC MOTORCARS LLC on a part-time basis, specializing in selling high quality, yet affordable, classic cars from the 1970s and 1980s. In the summer of 2009, he committed to devoting 100% of his professional time to growing the business and to serving customers who are seeking the cars of their dreams.

Our Philosophy

Each car we sell is unique.  Whether it is in pristine original condition, has extremely low mileage, is of limited production, or has a rare and eye-catching color, we understand that classic cars are a means of personal expression.  We sell classics that you will be proud to own.

We do not sell cars in need of restoration.  We purchase them from private parties and they are in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition.  In addition, we are often able to provide you with details of their history.  Many are in original condition and have been lovingly and properly maintained and stored through the years.  Each car we procure is hand-selected and is examined and evaluated in person.  We save you the hard work of locating your desired classic because we invest our time in pursuing only quality.  For each car we obtain we examine, and reject, at least five.  We do not acquire one that we would not want to keep ourselves.

In addition, we would not obtain a car that has not been properly stored indoors.  No matter what the condition or however low the mileage, cars of this era will very quickly deteriorate if they have not been properly stored.  It is for this reason that we continue to store them indoors after acquisition.

Although many of our classics are of very low original mileage, this fact is not the sole criterion in our selection process.  We have had many with over 50,000 original miles that run, drive, and appear new due to the maintenance and care they have received from their previous owners.  These can be very satisfying to own, and can provide easier entre into the classic car hobby.

Overall, quality and value are our highest priority selection criteria, and our inventory reflects this fact.