At STRAAT Automobile, it is our mission to capture the essence of the 911, while incorporating many of the enhancements in more modern vehicles. We restore and customize classic 911's to your lifestyle - building cars for the track, families, collectors, and people who love driving.
My own passion for cars began at a very early age. Eventually, my curiosity brought me to the track, where I watched drivers attack every turn at full speed. I was completely mesmerized - I knew I wanted in.
I began racing karts in my teens and later moved into open racecars. To me, the only street cars that truly captured that open race car feel, were Porsches. My first Porsche was a 964 RS America that I raced on weekends, and my first classic Porsche was a 993.
Oddly enough, it wasn't Porsche that got me interested in the restoration business, it was a 1967 Lincoln Continental. Restoring that car was a three-year ordeal, but I worked with a great shop and learned a lot. I've been restoring and collecting classic cars ever since.
Five years ago, I began to pursue my hobby in a more serious way, as the CEO of Classic Motors. I′m thrilled to bring my two passions of racing and restoration together and help others enjoy the thrill of driving their own custom vintage Porsche.
As we continue to grow and transform our company, we look forward to hearing from you. And, of course, if you're ready to embark on a project with us, it would be our pleasure to accompany you on your journey.
Here's to the open road,Nelson Calle
Nelson began professional karting and open wheel racing at age fifteen. When he was twenty-one, he fell in love for the first time with a 1994 White Porsche RS America. Since then, he has maintained close ties with Porsche, racing them on the track and enjoying them on the road. Nelson oversees marketing and sales for STRAAT and is especially fond of his role as Chief Driving Officer, charged with testing and inspecting each car until it reaches perfection.
While Nelson is the Chief Executive Officer for Classic Motors, more importantly, he is responsible for the final testing and inspection of each car until it reaches perfection.
Eduardo is our ASE-certified master engine restorer. Having run his own repair and racing preparation shop, focusing primarily on European vintage racing cars for many years, he is the perfect person to oversee our Porsche restoration team. Eduardo’s passion is in vintage racing preparation - he scours the world in search of other engineers, teams, parts, and anything else that compliments his passion and delivers the best vehicles for our clients.
Linda is the woman behind everything you read or see about STRAAT. She is obsessed with showcasing our craftsmanship via the internet, print, and events so that our clients can have the car of their dreams. Outside of the office, Linda can be found planning her next trip to fulfill her goal of visiting all of the US National Parks.