About Us

Hey there! I’m Gary Greer, owner of A Touch of Classics.

I bought my first car in 1972 for $500. It was a 1966 Rambler Rebel. White with black vinyl top, two door hardtop, three speed on the column inline six cylinder engine. First and reverse did not work, so until I fixed it up, it required careful parking or it would have to be pushed out backwards.

One late night in 1972 I was cruising around with my buddies when Susie cruised by us in her ’68 Charger. I punched the accelerator, passed her, and watched in my rearview for her headlights to rise over the hill. Susie blew past us with a roar and as her taillights started to fade in the distance we heard a BOOM. I flashed my headlights, and thankfully Susie turned around to give us a ride home. The next morning I returned to the Rambler and determined it was a blown clutch. All that was left was clutch dust, rivets and the center metal piece on the transmission shaft. I soon learned how to replace a clutch…

In 2011 I traded a 1996 Volvo wagon for a 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe. The Mustang was an abandoned project left sitting in the owner’s garage for 10 years. I worked on it for ten weeks and got it ready to hit the road again. This was the first time I had tinkered with classic cars in over 30 years. I enjoyed getting the Mustang up and running again, so once it sold I decided to fix up another classic. While browsing Craigslist a 1967 Mustang Coupe caught my eye. I drove over to take a look and met Ken Valentine. He took me on a tour of his classic car collection, and asked for my help marketing his cars.

Gary Greer, owner of A Touch of Classics

I thought it sounded like a fun way to make some extra money, and that’s where A Touch of Classics began.

Now I work with several collectors and individuals helping market their classics. Altogether we have approximately 500 vehicles available for sale or trade.

If you are in the market to buy a classic vehicle or want to sell an individual car or collection, I will be happy to help you out. You can reach me by call or text at (972)775-1660 or email at gary@atouchofclassicstx.com

Gary's Chevelle

Gary in 1975 at age 17 with his first muscle car, a 1966 Chevelle. 

Ken Valentine, owner of Greasy Strangers Garage

Gary’s meeting with Ken was the catalyst for Gary to start A Touch of Classics.

Ken was born and raised in Long Island, New York, “but got to Texas as fast as he could”. At the age of 12 Ken befriended an older gentleman who lived on the corner of his street. The man had a garage full of rare classic cars and Ken would spend time with him learning how to polish fenders. Then, at every town parade he would see the man driving one of the classic cars Ken had polished.

When Ken was 15 he walked to school and back everyday (in the snow uphill both ways). One day on his walk an early 1960’s model MG Midget caught his eye. The MG was a neglected project car sitting in the driveway.

One day after school he got up the nerve to knock on the door and ask if the car was for sell. Ken bought the MG Midget, his first car, for $50. He gathered up friends to push the car home, then Ken got to work. After a little elbow grease it was up and running and he sold it for a small profit. Ken was bit by the car bug.

Ken Valentine at his classic car garage "Greasy Strangers Garage"

Throughout his teens Ken continued to repair and sell about 24 different cars.  He had a ’60 Triumph TR3, ’67 Camaro, ’67 Cougar, ’61 Plymouth Fury III,  and several pick ups. One of those was a 1952 Ford pick up that he still owns today. When Richard Rawlings came to town to view Ken’s collection they took it for a spin. If you come out to take the classic tour ask Ken for a short cruise in his 1952 Ford Pick Up.

Call or text Ken for appointment to view a classic car or truck of interest in his collection. He is available after 6 pm weekdays and all day on the weekends. Reach Ken at 817-229-1014 and tell him Gary sent you. Or call/text Gary at 972-935-1660 or email at gary@atouchofclassicstx.com.

Ready to buy or sell a car with us?

Contact Gary and he’ll help you out.

Call: 972-935-1660
Email: gary@atouchofclassicstx.com
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8 Comments

  • Teresa Brewer| May 26, 2021 at 10:41 am Reply

    Where are you located please. Looking for a few parts and i would like to see if he has a 73-75 Laguna Chevelle

    • ggreer| May 28, 2021 at 8:17 am Reply

      We do not sell parts only complete parts cars.
      We do not have a Laguna Chevelle at this time.

      Thanks,
      Gary

      • Ralph esterline| January 8, 2022 at 12:14 am Reply

        Where are you located

        • ggreer| January 8, 2022 at 12:24 pm Reply

          Hello Ralph,

          I have several collectors in Dallas Fort Worth area with about 500+ classic cars & trucks.

  • ggreer| July 20, 2019 at 8:42 am Reply

    I received a commission check in the mail today 07/19/19 with this note attached:

    Gary, Thank you for your help in selling our vehicles. The 65 Mercury Wagon was the last one. We will gladly refer anyone we know wanting to sell their classic cars.

    Sincerely,
    Lynn & Ron

  • Jim Martin| December 22, 2017 at 9:08 am Reply

    I sold Gary a 1941 Pontiac Coupe recently. I helped load it yesterday, it’s headed to Texas. He’s a great guy to deal with. Quick payment and good communication with him. I will probably do more business with him. Thanks again Jim M from Hot Springs Arkansas.

  • Sheldon Barber| December 11, 2016 at 3:48 am Reply

    What great insight into the two of you and your association in “A Touch of Classics”. It would take two individuals with a love of muscle cars and classics to pull this off and thankfully you two have. I will be a customer when the right car and the right time arrive simultaneously. Keep up the great work.

    • ggreer| December 12, 2016 at 8:42 pm Reply

      Hello Sheldon,

      I appreciate the positive feedback.

      Thanks,
      Gary

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