Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery St. Louis – Specializing in Investment-Grade Classic Motorcars
A family tradition for over 50 years, Daniel Schmitt & Co. provides collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world with investment-grade classic motorcars. We are located in historic St. Louis, Missouri, just minutes away from Lambert International Airport. Our clientele consists of collectors and enthusiasts worldwide who look to us for assistance in acquiring, selling and polishing their classic car collections. Our inventory is home to some of the most iconic vehicles ever built.
Charles Schmitt, Daniel Schmitt’s father, launched his car dealership in St. Louis in the mid 1950s. After much success, he expanded and opened a new luxury and exotic car dealership in Beverly Hills, in 1969. The newly opened location on Rodeo Drive was right across from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. This gave him direct access to the most famous actors, musicians, directors, and producers of the time, as well as the world’s most rich-and- famous. Charles was an authorized dealer for Stutz and Excalibur, marques that were sought after by important names in Hollywood. For many years, he sold to Hollywood royalty (and actual royalty), and built a loyal following. Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Hamilton, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Polly Bergen, Elvis Presley – he not only sold cars to these icons, he became friends with many. Charles Schmitt was one of the first classic car dealers in the country, and at one point, was the only authorized Rolls-Royce dealer in the state of Missouri. By 1982, he had become one of the largest Rolls-Royce dealers in the world and his St. Louis dealership was featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal.
At Charles Schmitt’s St. Louis location, teenage Daniel began working as a mechanic; it wasn’t long before he became the sales manager, selling high-end cars to celebrities, dignitaries, sports icons, high-ranking business men and women, and American legends that would fly in from around the world just to buy one. In fact, in 1981, he sold more Rolls-Royces vehicles than any other salesperson in the world (including England where they were built).
Inspired by his father’s success, Daniel decided to open his own company, Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery, in 1989. Daniel started small; at the time, he operated his business out of just one building. However, the company grew rapidly and established a name for itself based on quality. Today, Daniel Schmitt & Co. is known as a premier collector and luxury car dealer, and his dealership spans 4-acres, boasts two recently renovated showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department and a world-class restoration facility.
John Sherman, Daniel’s long time friend and sales manager at Daniel Schmitt & Co., is one of the most knowledgeable collector car enthusiasts in the industry. He has over 40 years of classic car experience and a lifetime of dedication and passion towards these moving works of art. John and Daniel became friends while they were selling Rolls-Royce at Charles Schmitt’s dealership. As the years passed, John relocated to Dallas, where he continued to sell Rolls-Royces. He eventually returned to St. Louis, to work at the St. Louis Car Museum, before partnering up with Daniel Schmitt.
Together, Daniel and John search the country for rare collector cars that have unique provenances and are in exceptional condition. On average, they turn down 10 vehicles for every one that they acquire.
Daniel Schmitt & Co. caters to many segments of the collector car industry and carry a wide array of makes including Chevrolet, Ford, Packard, as well as many other types of American Classics. We buy and sell investment-grade Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Maserati, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and other exotic marques. Upon arrival, our mechanical and reconditioning departments meticulously inspect motorcars to ensure that every vehicles is ready to be delivered to its future owner in turn-key condition. As Daniel Schmitt & Co.’s customer feedback shows, we are one of the most trusted retailers in the collector car industry and been an A+ Better Business Bureau company since 2005.
Whether you are looking for an enjoyable investment to diversify your portfolio or the perfect weekend driver, we encourage you to browse through our inventory and connect with our sales consultants. We deliver exceptional customer service in order to pair our clients with the perfect motorcar to suit their style.
|John Sherman||General Manager|
|Mark Oldham||Sales Consultant|
|Emily Amberger||Marketing Coordinator|
|Lydia Wiseman||Administrative Assistant|
|Michael Dyer||Photographer & Research Director|
|Ray Hummel||Historian & Consultant|
|Kevin Nelson||Acquisition Specialist|
|Craig Grigery||Service Technician|
|Courtney Coe||Service Technician|
|Mark Peters||Service Technician, ASE certified|
|Bryan Parnell||Service Coordinator|
|Gary Ebenhoh||Master Trim Technician|
|Kyle Wibracht||Restoration Foreman, ASE certified|
|Tony Spry||Restoration Technician|
|Steven Tate||Restoration Technician|
|Nathan Sunderhuse||Restoration Technician||Layton Diaz||Detail Technician|
|Elmer Bibb||Transportation||Kevin Hatfield||Grounds Technician|
Current Job Openings
How to apply: You may either send a copy of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply in person Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you choose to apply in person, come to the main office in the upper showroom upon arrival. Bring a copy of your resume and be prepared to fill out a hand-written application.
We are currently seeking an Undercarriage/Mechanical Detail Tech. to clean, de-grease, and evaluate undercarriages (frame, floor pans, wheel wells etc.) for needed repairs and reconditioning. A well-suited candidate for this position will have experience with suspension repair (ball joints, lower control arms etc.) and the ability to clean/paint the reusable parts, replace parts as needed, and to know the difference between the two. Welding, fabrication, exhaust and body repair skills will also be required. Experience mounting tires and/or tow-truck operation would also be helpful. Attention to detail and having a very organized approach is an absolute necessity. While ASE or other automotive/truck certifications will earn you first consideration, they are not necessary to excel in this position. Previous professional automotive experience is REQUIRED. We are seeking a very well rounded, “get the job done” technician. A clean driving and criminal record is a must and will be verified. Hourly pay based on experience, qualifications, and attitude. Over-time is available. Great pay for the right person. Applicants with certification(s) from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will be given priority.
We are currently seeking an Automotive Detailer to become an integral part of our team! Previous professional automotive detail experience, including high speed buffing is REQUIRED. Previous body, paint, or mechanical skills would be helpful.
We are seeking an experienced Automotive Mechanic. Qualified applicants must possess a minimum of 5 years in the automotive repair field as a working mechanic/technician. Must possess your own hand tools. Prior experience working on Porsches, Mercedes, Jaguars, and American Classics is preferred. Proficiency in other areas of classic car repair/restoration will also be considered, such as glass replacement, convertible top repair, welding, etc. We are seeking a very well rounded, “get the job done” auto technician. Applicants with certification(s) from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) will be given priority.
We are seeking an Automotive Trim Tech to dismantle/reassemble classic cars for restoration. A well-suited candidate for this position will have some prior mechanical background. Attention to detail and having a very organized approach is an absolute necessity. Previous professional automotive experience is REQUIRED.