• 8690 S Florida Ave, Floral City, FL 34436
  • +1 (352) 201 4778
  • 8690 S Florida Ave, Floral City, FL 34436
  • +1 (352) 201 4778

About Us

How the story began...

Ever since Franky was a little boy he dreamed of owning an American Muscle car one day.

After seeing “Bullitt” starring Steve McQueen, he fell in love with the Mustang. At every car show he visited with his dad this dreamcar had his special attention.
Luckily his dad shared this passion and, being a mechanic himself, starting on a project together was the obvious next step.

The Era of the first Generation Ford Mustang was slowly coming to an end when, in 1972, a little red haired boy was born.
Growing up, Franky always had a fascination for cars and more specifically for the Ford Mustang.
Of course this interest was fueled by his dad who was an avid car lover himself and going to car shows was one of their favorite things to do.

When Franky turned 14 his biggest dream came true, he got his first Mustang, a 1971 Mustang Grande.
But as most collectors know, there are always better deals around the corner and not long after the ’71  was purchased another icon entered Franky’s life,  a 1973 Mach I.
Although…for the untrained eye, it was just a couple of boxes.
A project started on with a lot of ambition but ending up as a torn apart body and a discouraged owner who wanted to get his money back as soon as possible.
But again, Franky was over the moon with his car, eager to build it up from scratch.
At the time of purchase the car was 1 year younger than Franky and owning a powerful muscle car in Belgium was very expensive (it still is by the way).
The only way to make it a little cheaper was buying an oldtimer instead of a younger model.
According to Belgian law a car used to become an oldtimer at the age of 25.
Once it was classified as an oldtimer, insurance and taxes got a lot cheaper.
For the Mach I it would take another 12 years before it would become an oldtimer and neither Franky nor his dad wanted to wait around to make it a little bit more affordable.
And so the search kept on going…

At the age of 14 Franky got his first Mustang, a 1971 Mustang Grande, bought at one of the few American car dealership in Belgium, Smitty Cars.

But as all collectors know, there are always better deals to find. Soon after this pony entered Franky’s life, it was traded in for another one, a 1973 Mach I.   Although…for the untrained eye, it was just a couple of boxes. The previous owner planned on restoring the car but before starting on his project, he decided to sell it again.

Owning a powerful muscle car in Belgium is very expensive on taxes and insurance.  According to Belgian law a car used to become an oldtimer at the age of 25.  Once it is classified as an oldtimer, insurance and taxes get a lot cheaper.  Since it would take a long time for the Mach I to become an oldtimer, Franky and his dad started searching for an older Mustang that would turn 25 much sooner.

THE BIRTH OF 'THE MUSTANG DOCTOR'

Meanwhile Franky’s knowledge on Mustangs and other American Classics became known to other car enthousiasts, and they started asking him for advice and help on restoring their own car.  He even got a nickname, Mustang Doctor, because he was the one that could cure most of the Pony’s “illnesses”.
This meant that our beautiful Shelby stood in the corner of the garage, patiently waiting untill Franky could finish her…
One day, an acquaintance saw her and fell in love with her, just as Franky did 12 years earlier.
He wanted to buy her, and because Franky had been dreaming of starting his own business, it was time to make a decision that changed his life forever.
One dream had to make room for another one…
In 2002, the Shelby was sold with pain in his heart, but a few months later ‘The Mustang Doctor’ was born.

Dreams do come true…

2015 became a turning point as we bought our house in Inverness and found a shop in Floral City in which we could start our own business.  The first steps were taken….
This would become our new home!

In february 2016 the LLC was formed, and because Franky’s story started with the movie “Bullitt”, it was obvious that he was going to name it “Bullitt Classic Cars” as a tribute to the legend.

This story is far from over and will continue for many, many years….
We hope that you will become a part of it.
Our doors and hearts are open for all who want to participate in our adventure!

GALLERY

OUR TEAM

FRANKY NUYTS
Manager & Classic Car Lover
ANN VAN NEYEN
Commercial & Administration
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