lettuce discuss. Brainstorming here... If I could raise the capital. I don't think such a business would be profitable, especially in this economy. Open up a shop selling Classic Cars here in Los Angeles. Staff a mechanic, fabricator, get a lift to start. Drop ship all the parts as needed. Outsource paint/body, stereo, interior... (I have all the places already). Eventually staff up my own people for that work, but to start, outsource it. I've been bouncing around the idea for a long time. I would love to build and sell custom cars for a living. Example: Sell a custom Cadillac on bags to a customer, offer a maintenance and repair program of sorts. Own a roll top truck, and pick up the car from the owner's house when it has issues. A high end classic car dealership? Sure there is lots of competition in Los Angeles, but if I can raise the capital and build some proper ass cars, word would spread quickly. I'm a rolling advertisement already, why not take it to the next level. Here is a proper location for such a business. Its for lease, but is real high end and expensive. I would need quite a few cars in the lot to start as well. But its got room for the lifts, parking, and is a PRIME location in LA.