Valenti Classics

Precisely like you want it, even if you want it precisely like it was

Car aficionados and enthusiasts from around the globe turn to Valenti Classics as experts they can trust with all of their automotive desires.

With customers in every inhabited continent, our reach is global, allowing us to better procure rare desires, and to sell to the widest market of domestic and international buyers.  

Our expert team is highly skilled and highly diversified, allowing us to work on rare mechanical pieces of history with complete quality assurance and to also custom design and build any car as imagined by our customers.

Our offerings are full-service and completely in-house, allowing us to support big and small jobs, from a rotisserie restoration to a standard oil change.

In fact, our versatility and full-spectrum approach in the classic car industry is one of our key differentiating points. There are very few complete full- service collector car facilities in the world, and even fewer that operate with the quality, authentication and mechanical skills that we employ. 

We invite you to have a look around and learn about all of the services we offer or to visit our state-of-the-art facility for a personal tour. 

The Valenti Team



We have a fine selection of hand picked classics, muscle cars and street rods. Our team puts their decades of experience to use while scanning the nation and globe. Valenti can assist you with the acquisition whether it's you're first collector car or the crown jewel of your collection. Every Valenti Classic gets treated to our exclusive and industry-leading 200+ point safety inspection. Don't see what your looking for? Ask about our Car Locator Service.


Owning a classic car means taking care of a piece of history, and helping you do that is our privilege. From ensuring the right oil is used to prevent catastrophic failure, to our industry-leading 200+ point safety inspection, our service department is focused on keeping you and your classic safe.


Valenti Classics began with a detailed restoration father/son project, and since that first vehicle 25 years ago, the Valenti team has restored countless others. Unlike some restoration shops, we don't limit ourselves to one type of car, and we don't cut corners. Restoration means to us "precisely like it was," right down to the factory-specific bolts and inspection markings. We invite you to browse our Restoration Gallery. If you're interested in your car being "precisely like you want it instead, please visit our Custom Builds Gallery.

Custom Builds

Have the car of your dreams designed and built by our team of artisans and craftspeople. From concept drawing all the way to the dream car sitting in your garage we are with you every step of the way. The Valenti name has been a name you can trust. Critical in the world of custom and classic cars.

About Valenti Classics

Valenti Classics, Inc. is a father/son business that began back in 1991 as a father/son project, and a step back in time. Currently we have cars in 34 different nations on all continents except Antarctica and every U.S. State except Alaska. Don, my father, and I, Steve Valenti, purchased and began restoring in our garage a 1961 Corvette, to bring back the memories of my father’s first new car.  We received so much recognition for our restoration that we decided to open our doors to other people’s collector car desires.  We opened our business with a focus on both sales and restoration, hunting barns, city streets, and auctions for unique and highly valued cars to restore or resell via our global network of enthusiasts.  Over time, we became renowned and somewhat unique in our ability to offer a full suite of services to the collector car world: offering consulting, skilled restoration, historical authentication, custom builds, sales, service, and procurement (specialty hunting).  We have grown in both revenue and size, employing a greater number of highly talented and unique mechanical artists to maximize our service and restoration capabilities.  Along the way, we have also increased our capability and demand in the field of custom builds.


Currently, our facility in Franklin, Wisconsin houses cars for sale, unique customer cars for specialty storage and has approximately 20 unique projects in the works, from minor repairs to full scale restorations and custom one-of-a-kind builds.  Our current list of projects ranges from a 1915 Buick Twin Six (only one in the world),   to a 1997 Land Rover custom build.  Additionally, we have our custom design, fabrication, body and paint studio, Color and Design Studio by Valenti, where we design unique renderings and bring the clients custom car in their mind to paper and then to pavement.

Our versatility and full-spectrum approach in the classic car industry is one of our key differentiating points.  Most facilities either focus on a very specific make or model and / or focus on a specific aspect of service – purely sales, or purely engine service, etc.  Those facilities that do use a more comprehensive approach usually focus on very few projects at a time and often outsource much of their work ultimately causing issues with scheduling and quality control. There are very few complete full-service collector car facilities in the world, and even fewer that operate with the quality, authentication, and mechanical skills that we employ.

We offer not only custom car builds and complete concours restorations to exacting standards but also preservation, authentication and a car locator service. We tailor our services to fit each individual customer with turn-on-a-dime responsiveness.

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