Welcome to Classic American Car Sales
Wow, what a few years it has been, Brexit, Covid….things are in quite a muddle, folks are losing loved ones, people can’t travel, shows are closed, events called off….It has been quite a journey for us all. I do hope 2022 is a transitional year where things start returning back to normal and folks can get back to regularly seeing loved ones, travelling and enjoying all the hobbies they love, including classic cars of course
Since 2015 I have been importing and selling 1965-1968 Mustang Fastbacks, coupes, convertibles. Recently I have decided, after selling nearly 200 Mustangs and other classic cars, to specialise in just Mustang Fastbacks and maybe just a few selected “other” marquees and models when they catch my eye.
This was primarily a decision based on demand as well as my parts supply. I can fairly easily pull out of my own stock or get nearly any part needed to repair a Mustang that we have in the shop. When I try to do other car types it just becomes more difficult to source parts. I have brought in a Willys Jeep, a Charger, Challengers, Corvettes, an Impala, a Galaxie and a few Harleys, But the demand shows us that the majority of customers come to us for Mustangs
I am Peter Cavallo, a US expat living in Essex since 2005, with a life long passion for classic cars and Mustangs in particular.
While Growing up in the USA, my parents always had a few 65 or 66 Mustang convertibles in the garage and my father’s appetite for buying classic cars has continued to this current day.
This love of classic cars and classic Mustangs in particular certainly influenced me and I now have an insatiable appetite for searching out and purchasing classic Mustangs in the USA and bringing them to the UK to prepare and sell to enthusiasts
After a major career change circa 2015, I decided to set up Classicamericancarsales.co.uk in order to bring top quality Mustangs to discerning customers in the UK and Mainland Europe.
Over the years my cars have been sent to Portugal, France, Spain, Malta, Neatherlands and Germany and of course closer to home, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Peter’s current stable of personal cars include a 1968 Highland green Fastback with a 428CJ twin four bbl carb transplant in the engine bay as well as an amazing 1969 Mach one done as a BOSS302 replica with a 351 and five speed. I have to admit I have broken my usual limit of two personal keepers as I bought from a lovely gent a 30 year owned 1968 Fastback in gold with a five speed, A stunning example that drives as good as any I have ever owned. My wife Louise also thoroughly enjoys her 1972 MG convertible her 1952 MG TD which brings a smile to her face when she drives them.
As with any business we are only as good as our suppliers. Ron Fenton of STS imports does all of our importing, Chris of Back to life Cars Chelmsford and Danny of Chapel Hill Garage Braintree do our mechanical work, Spray Shack Braintree do most of our paint work. These folks are as important to the success of Classicamericancarsales as I am, maybe more so! so thanks to these folks for making me look good.
We have select hauliers who we work with as well who do a fine job moving our cars from the port to our shop and also delivering our cars around the UK and mainland Europe.
One of my sayings is that “if we find it we sort it” and that means when we look over a car (other than cars advertised as projects for restoration and even those we tend to improve) if there is something damaged or broken, rusty or non functional then we fix it. We don’t sweep issues (and all these cars have issues) under the carpet. We find the issue, order the parts and do the work. It is the only way we know how. I will say that radios and air con are usually left as they arrive as factory radios and even aftermarket radios rarely work and factory AC is a hugely expensive item to get working and is virtually unneeded in the UK and when factory AC works it is about as good as a parakeet breathing on you. For aftermarket systems such as vintage air and similar we normally have them looked at by an air con specialist and usually get them functional but in all honesty a yearly recharge is usually needed with these systems anyway.
Regards: Peter Cavallo supported by my amazing wife Louise