Back in 2010 my brother and I started The FJ Company, restoring and building some of the coolest classic Land Cruisers on the planet. It was (is) a passion project. We love classic cars, but Land Cruisers run in our blood. Along the way, we also invested in some of our favorite cars from childhood – cars like the 993 Porsche GT2, the BMW M1, the 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the Lancia Delta HF Integrale. Some we own and many others remain in our bucket list.
In doing so, we encountered a problem: Finding cars was difficult. Getting pricing and comps was even harder. Not to mention the lack of transparency! We decided to solve some of these problems through technology (our other passion) and made it available to friends and family – they loved it!
We made the site available to everyone on CLASSIC.COM in June 2019, and a startup was born. Today our team is growing. Our user base is growing. What started as a solution for our own needs, is now a solution for classic car enthusiasts around the world.
We hope you enjoy your visit. If you do, don’t hesitate to tell a friend.
- Juan Diego Calle, CEO/co-founder
We are razor focused on solving two problems that plague the classic and exotic car industry:
We believe that by solving these problems through technology, the market will be larger and more successful for all participants.
To do that, we have built a powerful search engine that helps people find vehicle listings from across the world. We search deep and wide, and present our results in a simple format, while providing easy access to the source of each listing.
As we find new listings, we assign each listing a standardized set of attributes we call Base Specs: things like color, transmission type, body style, and importantly, originality status.
Associated with that curation process, we are developing the most comprehensive Taxonomy of collector car makes and models known to exist. This Taxonomy (a work in progress), along with Base Specs, allows us to create comparable data sets that produce far more accurate pricing information for very specific models and model variants.
Using our search engine, both buyers and sellers can discover listings for sale, and stay up to date on pricing and availability of their preferred models by following the Markets they are interested in.
We are a team of data geeks and car enthusiasts who value both collaboration and individual accountability. You’ll fit right in if you thrive in a fast-paced environment, are self-motivated, geek out on data and/or cars, and aren’t a jerk.
We are remote-friendly, with team members around the world working across US times zones.