Brooklyn man amasses huge classic car collection

For decades, a Brooklyn man has been building up his classic car collection.

Shiller's collection of 64 vehicles ranges from an early 1912 Metz to a firetruck that was used in Bloomingfield, New Jersey during the 1950s.

Shiller's collection of 64 vehicles ranges from an early 1912 Metz to a firetruck that was used in Bloomingfield, New Jersey during the 1950s. (10/21/15)

GOWANUS - For decades, a Brooklyn man has been building up his classic car collection.

"The first car that I ever got when I was a youngster was this 1936 Chevrolet from my grandmother," says Lenny Shiller, of Gowanus. "That got this whole thing rolling."

Shiller's collection of 64 vehicles ranges from an early 1912 Metz to a firetruck that was used in Bloomingfield, New Jersey during the 1950s.

He buys most of the cars on a budget and says he does work himself to bring them up to snuff.

"Sinatra was quoted as saying, 'He who dies with the most toys wins,'" Shiller says. "So I guess I'll be up there."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 1 Word on the Street: Amazon Go
The 25-year-old had just recently started work at 2 Police look to question ex-boyfriend in death of correction officer
TD Bank has agreed to close its doors 3 TD Bank agrees to close on MLK Day
A Hockey Helping Kids game was held Tuesday 4 Charity hockey game held at Barclays Center
Click PLAY for the latest weather forecast. 5 Brooklyn Weather Forecast

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.