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Nelson Calle is the CEO at Classic Motors and The FJ Company where they specialize in restoring and selling the iconic Toyota FJ Land Cruisers. They dedicate themselves to performing full, frame-off restorations of the classic Japanese Toyota FJ20, FJ40, and FJ60 series land Cruisers creating modern versions for today’s enthusiasts. Their vehicles are brought back to original condition or customized to whatever you want. Nelson is a life-long automotive enthusiast who raced for 15 years in karts and open wheel race cars and still participates in endurance and exhibition races. He personally conducts a 100-mile inspection on each and every restoration that leaves his facility.
“Be extremely transparent in your business.”
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Wanting to be a professional race car driver but unable to reach that goal.
Restoring his grandfather’s FJ40 Toyota, the car that started his business.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
A 1982 Daihatsu Charmant Station Wagon
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
You will never make a business selling those tractors. (listen to the show to explain this one)
Customers for Life by Carl Sewell
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
You are not rich enough to buy garbage so purchase the best you can afford and a little more.
WHERE TO FIND NELSON
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