All dreams start with passion, and for Joe Verrillo, his passion has always been Corvettes and GM muscle cars. At age 17, he started a tiny shop called Classic Auto Sales and Service with just a handful of cars. The company quickly took off due to Joe’s persistence, hard work, and love of the great American muscle car, and was subsequently renamed Prestige Motor Car.
The Prestige name carried forward for nearly 40 years, and in 2019, the company was renamed Verrillo Motor Car in honor of its founder.
Today, Verrillo Motor Car Company has nearly a dozen employees, carefully creating, caretaking and curating some of the finest C1, C2 and C3 Corvettes in the world, as well as buying, trading and selling very select, high-quality late model Corvettes and specialty cars. All vehicles are thoroughly inspected and serviced by the VMCC team of technicians. Verrillo Motor Car also offers service, detailing, reconditioning, award winning frame-off restorations, custom restomods, world-wide transportation, and creative financing and extended service options.
In recent years, Verrillo Motor Car has added consignment and brokerage services as well, creating new world-class sales and buying options for their customers.
Through the years, VMCC has had a number of their meticulously crafted Corvettes featured in national publications including Corvette Magazine, Super Chevy Magazine, Hemmings Motor News, Hemmings Muscle Machine, and ‘Vette Magazine.
Verrillo Motor Car is proud to be a founding member of the National Corvette Museum, an active and multi-award winning participant in the National Corvette Restorer’s Society and Bloomington Gold, and sponsor of such great organizations as The Saratoga Auto Museum and CAPTAIN Community Human Services.
Joe Verrillo, discusses how he got started and how Verrillo Motor Car Company has thrived and grown over the past 40 years.