SAUGATUCK — Chicago native Ron Levine is gearing up to share his longtime selection of traditional autos and memorabilia with West Michigan.
“I have normally experienced a passion for automobiles,” Levine, proprietor of the new Expenditure Classics showroom at 3512 Professional Blvd., instructed The Sentinel. “And passion is a challenging detail to management. At some position, you have to sell things — for the reason that I have a inclination to want to hold them all.”
Levine is from Chicago, but expended time in West Michigan in his youth.
“I’ve gotten reacquainted with the area and now we have a residence in Douglas,” Levine reported. “I made a decision, you know, I had all these cars and trucks saved in places throughout Chicago, and I might attained a issue in which I genuinely forgot wherever I place them all, so it was time to consolidate. We’ve been setting up the showroom for a calendar year now, and it is ultimately concluded.”
The selection exhibited, Levine explained, took decades to compile.
“I commenced heading to auctions and shopping for autos, and that is a challenging detail to do, mainly because what occurred throughout the method is I received landed with memorabilia and collectibles of all sorts,” Levine explained.
Investment decision Classics hosted a grand opening Saturday, and will keep on being open up 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
“We are going to have those things for sale, and for people who have collector automobiles or even new cars and trucks and want some included safety, we’ll do protecting coatings,” Levine reported. “It can be not detailing, but it is an excess amount of safety that can make an older car glimpse nicer and provides it back to lifestyle.”
Can not uncover what you might be looking for at Expense Classics? Levine would like to help there, much too.
“I have really an in depth databases and I can attempt to find it,” he claimed. “We enjoy to converse autos and we would appreciate to discover the suitable car.”
Restored classics in the showroom assortment from Thunderbirds to Jaguars to Porsches, plus signed jerseys from Michael Jordan and Tom Brady and outfits worn by three of the four Beatles.
Levine compares his enthusiasm for classics to retaining the magic of childhood.
“I do not imagine any of that boyhood enjoyment ever really goes absent,” he explained. “At least, I hope it isn’t going to.”
This write-up originally appeared on The Holland Sentinel: Chicago native opens traditional car or truck and memorabilia showroom in Saugatuck