Coolest Cars in DC Real Estate
We know you're all golfers, hunters, and fisherpeople. But gearheads, too? Today we'll show you which DC real estate pros have the sweetest rides.
WFT Engineering's Sully Sullivan purchased this 1968 Dodge Dart convertible in 1977 for $600. And like a commodity office building, it needed a ton of work, having a blown engine, ripped top and seats, and a broken transmission. But after 35 years (and four rebuilds), Sully says he's got the machine looking like new, including recently putting a 440 ci Mopar magnum engine. When he's not fixing this red beauty up, Sully's working on several projects including Pike & Rose and the spaces of Teach for America and the Federal Reserve Board.
The guys at DFS Construction (including Robert DiGiovanni and Grant Stephens, far left) are big-time car enthusiasts, and they're snapped here after participating in a recent American Series of LeMons race, a fun take on the Le Mans endurance racing series that donates proceeds to charities like Wounded Warriors. DFS regularly takes part, and even owns two cars it uses in the series. Robert and Grant were snapped at a race last year with Wingate Hughes' Gavin Bowie, MRP's Glenn Hugo, DTZ's Lawson Wilder, Fletcher Consulting's Mark Fletcher, DTZ's Aaron Pomeranz, DFS' Mac Forsyth, and Republic Properties' George Cantrell.
But Robert's a major gearhead himself, and here's his pride and joy: a 1967 Corvette he's had for over a decade and fully restored. Robert, who worked in a body shop in college, bought the car in California for $8,600, and after taking the whole vehicle apart, now has the car worth almost 10 times that.
Willco Cos chairman Richard Cohen took this '63 Corvette to pick up his wife, Judy, on their first date. Though he sold the car years ago, he was recently tracked down as the original owner and bought it back. Richard's a major classic collector and has a garage/museum in Rockville of many cars (all Chevys) he's renovated over the years.
Vornado's Bruce Pascal is a classic car collector, but his real passion lies with a smaller piece of machinery: Hot Wheels. He's one of the world's foremost collectors of the toy cars, and owns six of the 10 rarest Hot Wheels ever made. He's written a book on the hobby, and was even featured last year on the National Geographic Channel's Extreme Collectors—watch the clip.
Lincoln Property Co's Joe Falcone bought this '69 Camaro SS seven years back and—sensing a theme here?—fully restored it from front to back. "I wish I had more time to drive it," Joe tells us.