Columbia Classic Cars
Hello, I am Michael Fiori and I want to welcome you to our website and thank you for taking time to visit.
Columbia Classic Cars is a result of my life long passion for antique, classic and collector cars. I believe it began when my mother brought me home from the hospital soon after my birth in 1951. At that time my family owned a 1942 Packard Model 160, 7-passenger sedan and my very first ride in an automobile was in that car, wrapped up in a blanket in my mother's arms. That is when my addiction to Packards began and since then it has expanded to other marques as well. I might mention that my father also owned a 1948 Ford pick-up at the time. Years later he would chide me that I actually came home in that red truck! But the smile on his face and the wink that I would catch him giving to my mother assured me that it was the Packard and not the Ford that made the delivery.
Over the years I committed much time and considerable resources building my personal auto collection. The inner voice in me was always there suggesting that I should in some way some day find the time and energy to make my passion my business. In 2004 I decided the time was right to launch my new business, Columbia Classic Cars as a way to continue my hobby while meeting, working with, and providing automobiles to other collector car aficionados and hobbyists who share the same passion. So far so good!
Columbia Classic Cars intends to offer a broad range of fine vehicles for collectors whether their specific interest is cars from the 1930s or "Muscle Cars" from the 1960s and 1970s, early Dodge Brothers cars or Packard Classics, Horseless Carriages or Model Ts and As, special convertibles or just plain interesting cars - Columbia Classic Cars will make them all available to you as they become available to us.
Whenever you find yourself in Central Maine near our State Capitol of Augusta, make plans for some extra time to visit us just 15 minutes west on Route 202 in Winthrop. You are always welcome just to stop by for a chat or to see what is available in our shop and showroom. At Columbia Classic Cars we are always anxious to meet and greet and most importantly, talk with you about your particular automobile interests.
We maintain a diverse inventory of collector cars ranging in price from several thousand dollars, to over $100,000 for a particular marquee and model. Inventory is constantly changing, so visit us at our location or website frequently to find out what is available.
A current listing of available automobiles is kept updated on our Inventory page
Locating a Collector Car
If you have interest in a particular automobile, please call our office and ask to speak to Michael Fiori personally. We pride ourselves in being able to locate automobiles for our clients and will make arrangements with you for this purpose.
Vehicle Servicing Columbia Classic Cars provides routine vehicle servicing for cars manufactured before 1980. The spectrum of services include brake, engine work, tune-ups, exhaust, and many other forms of routine work. If your car has not been thoroughly inspected for necessary repairs, our mechanics can do the assessment. We would be happy to provide you with consultation, recommendations and customize a scope of work to your needs and budget. See our Restoration page to learn more.
Servicing and Maintenance of Classic Auto Collections
We offer seasonal maintenance and servicing for classic car enthusiasts and collectors of vintage automobiles. The collections we service range from one vehicle to an entire collection.
Engine and Chassis Restoration Columbia Classic Cars and its Associates can provide you with the finest restoration of your automobile's engine and chassis. Whether it is your classic Packard V-12 engine, an antique fire truck engine, model B John Deere, or an early Chris Craft. Our highly trained and experienced machinists formerly of New World Engine and Machine Works will provide you with the finest service available. Please contact our offices to discuss these needs with us. More Information is also available on our Antique Engine Rebuilding and Machine Shop Services page.
Painting and Body Restoration Please check out our Restorations page to find out more information about our painting and body services.
Automobile Detailing and Reconditioning We recommend that your collector car be properly detailed at least once a year, preferably before the start of the driving and show season. Make an appointment at any time for this service during the year. Columbia Classic Cars also provides this service for your daily driver. Routine washing and waxings, a clean interior, engine compartment and undercarriage are all wise investments in preserving the beauty and longevity of any automobile.
Ask us about other Detailing and reconditioning extras such as:
- Touch up paint chips
- Steam Clean and Detail Motor
- Smoke Odor Removal
- Install After Market Items (Sunscreens, decals, visors, etc.)
- Install Mud Flaps
Treat yourself to a clean ride and bright shine. Call for an appointment today!
Upholstery We currently offer basic upholstery services ranging from simple panel repair to smaller customized projects. Please Contact us today to discuss your needs.
Vintage Inboard Boat Engine and Outdrive Service and Rebuilding Columbia Classic Cars offers service and rebuilding of the any Vintage inboard boat engines and outdrives. We have an inventory of hard parts for common inboard setups from the 40's and 50's. Is your boat Engine using oil? Does your engine breakdown going across the lake causing you to lose the crisp throaty sound that these boats produce? Does your boat slam into gear or slip under power? Are you afraid you are going to get stranded on some deserted island if you venture off too far? These are all problems we can take care of and help you work through with our experienced technicians. Give us a call today to discuss your concerns.