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Fascinated by anything with wheels from an early age, Colin Comer is the first to admit he’s a full-time car junkie. Moving rapidly through a succession of go-karts and mini-bikes, Colin acquired his first car, an MGB/GT, at 13 years of age. It was a textbook example of a "Fright Pig", and taught young Colin to never buy another car in the dark of night. The MG was restored using tools from his father's woodworking shop. While questionable for automotive applications, Colin persevered, wood screws and J.C. Whitney parts be damned. Colin had the car completed and on the road by age 16, then traded up to an Alfa GTV 1750 (which met its fate shortly thereafter in a collision with a police car). A GTV 2000 was next—a car Colin still owns to this day. The years that followed consisted of restoring, buying, racing and selling whatever interesting cars he could find. Colin estimates he had owned over fifty cars by the age of 20.
A career in the automotive world was inevitable. Working at a variety of car dealerships and restoration shops gave Colin real-world skills and knowledge of all things automotive. During this time, Colin also founded his own business, working out of his garage after hours restoring and selling collector cars. After a few years, the business was (nearly) self-sufficient and became Colin's full-time job. Today, Colin's Classic Automobiles enjoys a loyal following and is regarded as one of the premier classic car dealerships in the nation. While well-versed in collector cars, Colin's passion has always been sports and rare muscle cars (even before it was socially acceptable).
Some say when your passion becomes your profession it is no longer enjoyable. Colin has the opposite opinion. Being immersed in cars all day long has only fueled his high-octane obsession. Colin maintains an eclectic collection that has been called brilliant, masochistic, insane, and incredible (sometimes all at once). Colin's collection of "keepers" includes an Alfa 750 Spider Veloce, a Jaguar XK 120, a S1 E-Type OTS, a FJ-40 Land Cruiser, a gaggle of Pontiac GTOs, a 69.5 "Lift Off" Road Runner, a Ferrari 246 Dino GTS, original 289 and 427 Cobras, and a selection of Shelby Mustangs (not to mention the collection of mini-bikes, go-karts, and motorcycles). Moments not spent maintaining cars may find Colin vintage racing his Group 6 Trans Am car, participating in vintage road rallies, or attending auctions and shows throughout the year.