Valenti Classics Shop Blog

Keep up with what is going on in the shop and on the lot.

68 Charger Project with Steve, owner and Don

Resurrection VS Restoration

Mar 17, 2018

Imagine it’s the late 60’s, early 70’s, you’re in high school, and you’re driving your dream car. Life is good! Over time the car ages, things break down and deteriorate, and you aren’t able to drive your dream car anymore. You still love her, you still cherish the memories, but you want to relive the…

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Cream City 500 Club visit

Cream City 500 (Fiat) Club visits

Nov 5, 2016

Thanks to Cream City 500 Club for visiting Valenti Classics for cars, coffee and donuts. Check out the Cream City 500 website here and their Facebook page here.  

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Vendetta Facebook

Classic Free Ride Vendetta exhaust noise

Jun 2, 2016

This thing just sounds MEAN!!!!!! 750+HP of twin turbo power. Check out more on our Classic Free Ride Vendetta page  

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Super Shox

Super Shox for the CFR Vendetta

Apr 29, 2016

Super Shox put together a killer set of dampners for the Classic Free Ride Vendetta. Check out Super Shox website here and their Facebook page here

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CFR Vendetta update video

Apr 13, 2016

Check out the Classic Free Ride Vendetta page here  

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CFR Vendetta update video

Mar 30, 2016

Check out the Classic Free Ride Vendetta page here

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Color and Design Studio Vette

Elkhart Green Corvette

Mar 22, 2016

Looking like glass in the Color and Design Studio paint booth

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CFR Vendetta 1st video

Mar 16, 2016

The Q&A video with John Mercure and Steve Valenti Check out the Classic Free Ride Vendetta page here  

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2016 Classic Free Ride announcement

Mar 14, 2016

Join us for the big reveal of this years Classic Free Ride Build. LIVE Newsradio 620 WTMJ studio. VALENTI CORVETTE VENDETTA. One of a kind Twin Turbo 750+hp ..

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Valenti Classics Stetson 150 Anniversary truck

Behind the scenes of the Stetson 150th Anniversary custom build

Jan 31, 2016

Check out the behind the scenes footage and interview. The making of the 150th. You can see the Stetson custom build page here

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Record player in a car?

Jan 11, 2016

Hi-Fi Record player in a car – long before wi-fi 🙂 1956 Chrysler Imperial with the ultra rare under dash record player. These use a 16 2/3rd RPM record which looks very similar to the 45 RPM records. Davy Crockett jammin  

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Milwaukee Masterpiece

Prescient Financial, Valenti Classics return as 2015 sponsors of the Milwaukee Masterpiece

Apr 9, 2015

Prescient Financial, Valenti Classics return as 2015 sponsors of the Milwaukee Masterpiece admin / 1 week ago Milwaukee, Wis. (April 9, 2015) — The Milwaukee Masterpiece is pleased to welcome returning sponsors Prescient Financial Solutions and Valenti Classics for 2015. Jerry David of Prescient Financial Solutions has been a sponsor of the Milwaukee Masterpiece for…

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Womens Resource Center

Women’s Resource Center – “Exotic Nights” Gala 2015

Jan 23, 2015

“Exotic Nights” 2015 Gala February 7, 2015 Meadowbrook Country Club, Racine, WI Champagne reception begins at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:45 pm Tickets are $100 per person or a table of ten for $1000. Join us for an elegant evening of champagne, dinner, live music by “Our House” and the opportunity to bid on fabulous…

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Valenti Classics restores vintage cars for clients around the world

Jan 16, 2015

Article by John Schmid that ran in the Journal Sentinal 1/16/15  Link to article here Franklin — Don Valenti and his son Steve restored the gleaming red 1961 Corvette about 25 years ago as nothing more than a hobby, with no intention of selling it and no notion that when they did so, they were…

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Milwaukee Masterpiece

2014 Masterpiece Concours in Milwaukee

Jul 1, 2014

Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours – Without a doubt we enjoy the Milwaukee Masterpiece weekend because it provides the opportunity to celebrate the art and beauty of automobiles — cars, trucks and motorcycles. The celebration is spectacular with displays on both Saturday and Sunday of some of the finest examples of motoring. But, the real reason we…

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Valenti Classics 1969 Valenti Mustang

2014 Classic Free Ride Reveal today!!!

May 5, 2014

Worldwide debut of the 620 WTMJ 2014 Classic Free Ride Car live on The Morning Blend. Last year 620 WTMJ gave away a fully restored 1961 Ford Thunderbird and this year it’s a 1969 Valenti Mustang Fastback Restomod! Valenti Classics built the car from scratch and today they’ll tell you how they did it. Will…

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Valenti Classics 1969 Valenti Mustang

2014 Classic Free Ride Announcement

Jan 30, 2014

Steve Valenti and Fun Blogger J. Pat Miller joined Gene Mueller and Wisconsin’s Morning news to announce this year’s Classic Free Ride Giveaway presented by NuMale Medical! In case you haven’t heard, it’s going to be an amazing ’69 Mustang Fastback. Jodi Becker wanted to make sure that Steve was really ready to build the…

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Rare Mustang Boss 302 Barn Find

Jan 6, 2014

By Justin Hyde – Yahoo! Autos Motoramic After several years of fever for “barn find” cars — those automotive jewels supposedly tucked away for decades in forgotten corners — the bar for an impressive discovery has reached an all-time high. Between the several TV shows and websites devoted to hidden classics, collectors have grown jaded…

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2013 Classic Free Ride with AM620 and WTMJ 4

May 13, 2013

Classic Free Ride Monday, May 13, 2013 This year 620 WTMJ has teamed up Valenti Classics who will take their car to the next level. Starting Friday May 17 through Saturday July 27, they will display the car at live broadcast events. At each stop, they’ll qualify a 620 WTMJ listener for their chance to…

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Valenti Classics featured in Old Cars Weekly Restoration Guide

Mar 7, 2013

Valenti Classics makes the cover of Old Cars Weekly News & Marketplace annual Restoration Issue. Shop Stop by Brian Earnest. Be sure to get your copy and read all about it.

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Valenti Classics becomes an Eastwood Distributor

Mar 4, 2013

Valenti Classics, Inc. is now an Authorized Distributor of The Eastwood Company. Eastwood products include unique tools, Automotive Accessories, Auto Body Repair Tools, Automotive Paints, Auto Body Supplies, MIG, TIG Welders, Plasma Cutters, English Wheel, Metal Fabrication and much much more. Be sure to check out, send us your wish list and let us…

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Milwaukee World of Wheels 2013

Feb 15, 2013

Come visit our booth at the World of Wheels show. World of Wheels-Milwaukee is an International Auto Parts, Equipment, Tuning Cars, Services & Accessories Exhibition will offer unlimited business potential for Cars & Auto Parts industry. This expo will be held three days between 15-17 Feb, 2013 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center, Milwaukee in the…

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Valenti Classics at Barrett-Jackson 2013

Jan 14, 2013

Out in sunny but cold Arizona for the Barrett-Jackson Auction. Valenti Classics has three amazing collector vehicles running through the auction. We have a 1960 MG A Roadster Lot #407, 1953 Chevrolet 5-Window Pick Up Lot#418 and a 1970 Camaro RS Z 28 Lot#759.1 with only 10,379 Original Miles. There is a great line up…

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Valenti Classics at Auburn Fall Auctions 2012

Sep 1, 2012

The collector car market is getting stronger. Valenti Classics, Inc. brought 16 cars to the Auburn fall auctions and sold 14 of them. The crowds were large, bidding was great and lots of amazing cars were sold for a good amount of money. If you have a high quality collector car or collection strike while…

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Valenti Classics moves to New Location

Aug 1, 2012

Valenti Classics, Inc. has some very exciting news. We are expanding our operations to better serve the classic and collector car community and will be relocating into the Franklin Business Park. Our service and restoration shop will be approximately five times larger and all divisions will now be housed under one roof. We will continue…

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Valenti acquires Oldsmobile Collection

Jan 4, 2012

Astonishing Oldsmobile Parts and Car Collection – Valenti Classics has just acquired a truly outstanding Oldsmobile collection. There are thousands of parts, both N.O.S. (New Old Stock) and used. Without out a doubt the largest collection of rare Oldsmobile parts we have ever seen. There are J2 set-ups (Tri Power Carb and Intake option), Air…

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Classic Car Storage – Secure, Heated, Pest Control and More…

Oct 13, 2010

Classic car storage – Secure, Heated, Pest Control and More… Looking for optimal storage for your car? We have limited spaces available so reserve your spot now! Don’t risk damaging your ride by choosing an inadequate storage facility. If your storage space doesn’t have all of the features listed below you risk causing thousands of…

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Estate Sale-Liquidating local collection

Oct 9, 2010

Valenti Classics is assisting in the liquidation of a local car collection. Everyhting must be sold, so hurry in and pick out your treasure. There are nine cars from the estate being offered and this is a great opportunity for some exceptional buys. The cars are currently undergoing a thorough inspection, updating of service items…

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WANTED – Accepting additional Consignment Cars

Sep 20, 2010

WANTED – Valenti Classics, Inc. is accepting additional consignment cars. We are looking for high-quality, Classic, Antique, Muscle and Collector Cars. Receive global exposure and take advantage of our knowledge and experience in the collector world. No need to deal with the frustration and aggravation of selling your car privately or at auction. Our consignment…

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Top Model Designer selects Valenti Classics Car

Sep 14, 2010

W-30 442 Model: Scale model to be produced from Valenti Classics 1968 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 by one of the top model designers / manufacturers in the World. This particular car was the subject sitting center stage for the initial design process which begins with research, video and photographs of a working example. The car is…

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Ford Collection coming to Valenti Classics

Jun 5, 2009

Valenti Classics has acquired a spectacular Ford collection. These are all Henry Ford Steel cars. 1931 Ford Roadster 1932 Ford Five Window 1935 Ford 3 Window Rumble Seat Coupe 1935 Ford Rumble Seat Roadster 1936 Ford Convertible Sedan And for you Merc fans we also have a 1949 Mercury with 19,000 original miles.

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Old Cars Weekly: Ford Fixation

Mar 3, 2009

March 03, 2009 by John Gunnell Don’t let the neon Corvette sculpture on the roof of Valenti Classics fool you. This established collector-car dealership in Caledonia, Wis., is loaded with Fords and Mercurys. While it’s true that the restoration of a ’61 Corvette started in all, the dealership has become a multimillion-dollar business that sells…

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Neon Corvette sign at Valenti Classics

Vette-on-the-roof rolls on at Valenti Classics

Feb 3, 2009

A well-known collector car dealership thrives on I-94 in the town of Caledonia where thousands of people traveling between Milwaukee and Chicago pass by every day. To help bring some of those people in the door a Corvette body was mounted on the roof of his store. Of course, he always had a few Corvettes…

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Still dealin’: Savvy collector car dealers know how to survive

Dec 16, 2008

No matter what segment of the old car hobby you want to discuss these days, the same 800-pound gorilla always seems to be in the room. Nope, we just can’t seem to get away from the economy – that big, hairy, smelly beast that’s giving everybody chilly feet, sweaty foreheads and nervous stomachs these days.…

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Barrett-Jackson Takes High-Roller Act to Las Vegas

Oct 8, 2008

The Barrett-Jackson collector-car auction opened today in Las Vegas. Though it feels like a homecoming, the sale is, in fact, the company’s first trip to Vegas. And in many ways, the venue at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino seems like a better fit for the glitz of Barrett-Jackson than relatively low-key Scottsdale, Ariz. Bailouts,…

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Apr 15, 2007

Repost of article from 2007   What it does: Classic and collector car dealership offering sales, service, and restoration. Why it’s growing: Classic cars will always be cool, but with baby boomers gaining disposable income and feeling the need to relive their youth, and with younger crowds being enthralled by collector cars in movies like…

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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

Jul 3, 2006

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum‘s ninth annual wine tasting, “Dry, Sweet and Classic” will offer many fine wines, festive foods and live jazz music in its beautiful art deco setting on Friday, Sept. 1. This year’s event will include a selection of fine wines thanks to Gay’s Hops-N-Schnapps, the exclusive wine sponsor for this year’s…

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Deals on Wheels: Featured Dealer

Nov 1, 2005

It’s hard to believe that we are approaching our 15-year anniversary here at Valenti Classics! Don and I (Steve Valenti) established the company and opened the doors in 1990, but our passion for cars started way before then. It began back in the 1950’s for Don and the 1970’s for me. With that many years…

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Haggerty Classic Car Insurance

Hagerty Announces Contest Winner

Nov 11, 2001

Hagerty Classic Insurance, one of the nation’s leading insurers of collectible automobiles, is pleased to announce that Don Valenti of Valenti Classics, an auto dealership in Caledonia, Wisconsin, is the winner of the company’s “It’s a Jungle Out There” Sweepstakes. Valenti’s grand prize, benefiting the sweepstakes’ jungle theme, is a one-of-a-kind zebra golf cart featuring…

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He’s still King of the Road

Aug 16, 2001

Don and Pat Valenti get up in the morning, roll out of bed, and walk out of the house in opposite directions. Don walks north, across his front lawn and short parking lot, to Valenti Classics. Pat walks south, down the front lawn and to her own place of business, to Valenti Antiques. This isn’t…

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Valenti Showroom Expansion

Visting Valenti Classics

Sep 7, 2000

Valenti Classics is located on Highway 41, just south of Milwaukee, in Caledonia, WI. The collector-car dealership is today housed in the same tan brick building where nationally-known car collector “Friendly” Bob Adams once sold vintage cars. Valenti Classics belongs to the National Specialty Vehicle Dealers Assoc. Valenti Classics was established as a family business…

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