Car Loans for Car Guys (and gals)
 

We work with collectors, small and large, using today's technology and data to find the lowest-cost loans available. 

 

We work with collectors, small and large, using today's technology and data to find the lowest-cost loans available. 

 

While at Pebble Beach Classic Car week in 2014 with Hagerty Classic Car Insurance, the CEO of a major luxury & performance brand asked if we would review their lending and valuation process for collector cars.  

 

At the same time, art lenders and hedge funds from New York who had an interest in lending to large blue chip collectors asked for our help. We worked with the leaders of these companies, along with underwriters and lawyers, to develop a new way to lend to a wide range of collectors against new and existing collections. 

 

Three years later, the CEO and President of two large collector car brands asked if we could develop a classic car lending platform for loans from $20,000 to $250,000. It needed to be fast and allow for pre-approvals so buyers would know they had funds available before purchasing vehicles at auction, privately or from a dealer.

 

The platform also needed to understand that some guys credit is better than others. At Collectors Financial our goal is to do everything possible to extend a loan to as many car guys as possible, all priced for the risk. 

 

So that is what we built, using today's technology, for yesterday's collector vehicles. 

 

 

About Collectors Financial

 
Our Team
Clint Sly
President

clint@collectorsfinancial.com I Phone: 727-638-1917

Clint’s interest in cars began early in life, having picked up the “car bug” from his father, who tinkered with cars and had a fondness for all things mechanical.  For Clint, playing with cars and trucks meant being allowed to drive his dad’s tractors, trailers, and small machinery all over the family’s fiver acres before he was old enough to get a license.

 

Not long after college graduation, while still working as an Account Executive for a broadcasting company, Clint co-founded The duPont Registry Magazine.  Clint and his partners saw the magazine as an opportunity to fill a void in the marketplace for car guys to reach other car guys in an upscale environment.  It was an instant hit!

 

Clint sold his interest in the magazine within a couple of years, returning to broadcasting as a turn-around specialist, eventually managing 24 West Coast radio stations that were eventually sold to Clear Channel.  

 

Clint returned to duPont Publishing as president in 1999.  In 2011, he joined Hagerty Insurance as Chief Marketing Officer and eventually became Managing Director of Hagerty Financial Services.  In this role, Clint oversaw the development and management of non-insurance business investments, primarily using the company’s vast data resources to consult auction houses, manufacturers, investment bankers and lenders.

 

Clint has more than 30 years of business growth experience specializing in global marketing, brand strategy, public relations, event marketing, digital commerce, broadcast media, print and digital publishing, data and analytics. He is well versed in both the national and international arenas. 

Lee’s lifetime passion for classic cars and motorsports began as a boy growing up in the wooden grandstands and dusty infield pits of the Northeastern sprint car tracks.  He spent his childhood in Eastern PA, directly between Langhorne and Trenton Speedways, where he could often be found climbing into 1960s Champ car’s cockpits that were sitting on open trailers in local motel parking lots.  His father was a United States Auto Club (USAC) Life Member #53 who raced midgets and sprint cars.  Lee would travel with his dad to Indianapolis for qualifying weekends and the Indy 500 throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s.  He recalls hanging on the crossing gates of the Speedway’s Gasoline Alley watching racing legends walk from the garages to the pits because he was too young to get into either.

 

Those early motorsports roots expanded into an interest in “all things cars” through his teen and college years.  It wasn’t until graduate school, where he wrote his MBA thesis on developing High-Performance Driving Schools, that he had the opportunity to become directly involved in developing a major IndyCar sponsorship program.  For the past twenty-plus years he has been a collector and restorer of vintage and classic cars.  Lee also has competed at the highest levels of vintage motorsports across the country while he raised a family and managed an institutional investment career.   

 

Lee has participated in the evolution of the collector car world over the past three decades as cars, technology, auto-related investments, and buyer interests have all changed dramatically. His passion and experience in the collector car world, coupled with his institutional finance background, is now reshaping the financial access for others with like passions for special cars through Collectors Financial.

It would be quite a stretch to label Lorna Sly a “car girl” just yet.  But having traveled with her husband of 8 years to some of the most important car shows and auctions in the country, she has definitely developed a genuine appreciation for what the collectable car world offers—the beauty and power behind the machines can truly elicit passion and excitement for so many people. Cars make people so happy! 

 

Lorna was born in the Philippines and grew up on Guam until she left for Temple University in Philadelphia where she received her degree in Communications.  She began her professional career in radio broadcasting as a writer.  She then moved on to sales and marketing, eventually working for national healthcare companies as an Account Executive until she left the professional world to become a full-time mom.  After raising two children, she obtained her real estate license and returned to work as a Commercial Leasing Specialist in the Tampa Bay area.  She also holds a Florida Private Lines insurance license.

 

Lorna is step-mom to four kids and a proud grandma to a beautiful blonde hair blue eyed 9-year old boy.   

Lee Giannone
Chief Operating Officer

lee@collectorsfinancial.com | Phone: 267-337-3716

Lorna Sly,
Licensed Insurance Account Executive

lorna@collectorsfinancial.com | Phone: 727-487-4463