By Dennis Grubaugh
Editor – Illinois Business Journal
As featured by the Illinois Business Journal, Nothing stops a classic car lover, not even a worldwide pandemic.
O’Fallon, Ill.,-based Gateway Classic Cars plans to add more showrooms this year, adding to its national, brick-and-mortar presence. In 2020, Gateway Classic Cars generated $80 million in gross revenues from a network of 18 showrooms. The company takes cars on consignment and markets them to a worldwide audience through an unmatched digital marketing presence. Much of the business is from repeat or referred customers. Last year, the company sold more than 3,000 vehicles. More than 3,600 classic or exotic vehicles were consigned. The website received more than 75 million views and continues to grow every month. Their buyer audience is global. They have delivered classic vehicles to every continent with the exception of Antarctica. (Apparently, penguins cannot drive a manual transmission) “Our showroom consignments are from a local area of roughly 100 to 150 miles. If you’re a little too far east of us here in O’Fallon, you might be closer to our showroom in Indy, Nashville, or Louisville, we are building a connective, geographic network. You won’t have to drive more than a couple of hours to find yourself at a Gateway Classic Cars showroom.” All of Gateway Classic Car’s showrooms are indoors, climate controlled and open to the public Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. April 24th marks the return to their monthly Caffeine and Chrome event which will be held on the last Saturday of every month through October, 2021. Car clubs, collectors and enthusiasts are all welcome to take part in this free event from 9am-12pm.
Read more about Gateway Classic Cars from the Illinois Business Journal here.