American Muscle - Homosassa, FL
N 28° 51.009 W 082° 34.763
17R E 345936 N 3192408
Quick Description: Open by appointment (or chance). Has several cars displayed on the lot.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/9/2009 10:25:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM5T2W
829 S Suncoast Blvd
Homosassa, FL 34446
American Muscle is owned and operated by David & Brad Kline, brothers born in upstate NY.
David being the oldest has been around cars most of his life. He has raced cars, he has repaired cars, and he has bought and sold cars for years. He has owned and operated Automotive Designs, a small used car dealership in Trumansburg, NY for the past 15 years. Like most car guys, David has owned some of the nicest cars ever made, but who knew the values would ever be what they are today. If only he had kept just a few from years gone by. He never leaves home without his dealer plates as he never knows when he'll find that special car or truck sitting on the side of the road. David still lives in NY half the year and in Crystal River the other half of the year. He's an El Camino nut, so if you have a nice one, don't bring it around as you might just get offered some cash to leave it at the lot. He has probably owned close to 20 Elky's over the years and even turned his 70 Elky into a 4x4 that was really a huge hit with everyone. He currently owns a 87 Elky (last year they were made) that has been lowerd, full ground effects added and a really cool Flamed paint job. He said he won't sell this one, but you can spot it driving around town every now and then.
When younger brother Brad lived with David in his late teens, he got the car bug from hanging out and watching David. Brad even painted his first car at 18 in Davids garage. Brad moved to South Florida where he pursued a career in management and learned many important business talents which have helped him achieve his success. Through out his career, he has bought and sold numerous vehicles always wanting that new toy so to speak. It wasn't until he semi retired that the bug really hit. He moved to the area where big brother lives and started another business that has allowed Brad to buy most of the toys he has today. He is partial to the Bow Ties, but appreciates almost anything that has wheels.
Together, they opened American Muscle to not only sell cars, but to have a place to show some of their toys to the rest of the other car guys. They travel to some of the biggest collector auctions looking for that special buy or one of a kind vehicle. IF you've never been to a collector car auction, then come in and talk to the guys, they'll be glad to help you out with your first time. If they are going to the same one, they'll be glad to meet you there and show you the ropes. If you can't go, but know a certain car is going to be auctioned off, they will also be happy to go and place your bids for you. Just stop by to meet them and talk about what you are looking for.
With many connections in the auto dealer community, they can normally find you any type of car you are looking for as long as your request is reasonable. Sorry, you can't find a 63 Split Window Vette for $5,000!
If you don't see what you're looking for at American Muscle, just drop them a note and they will be glad to find that special car or truck you've always wanted.