Harwood Motors, LTD

Matt Harwood’s passion for the old car hobby was ignited way back in 1973 when his father, Peter, purchased his first old car. There was a tent set up in their local town square and they just happened to stop in, curious about what was going on. Two hours later, Peter Harwood was the new owner of a 1934 Ford deluxe four-door sedan and the seed was planted. Over the next 20 years, Peter and his sons enjoyed as many as a dozen old cars in their collection, participating in tours and shows around the country. There was never a time when some kind of old car wasn’t in their garage waiting to go for a drive. Peter taught Matt to drive in their 1930 Model A Ford roadster when he was just 14 and shortly thereafter, gave Matt a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible that was in such sad shape that the elder Harwood never figured the boy would get it running again. Of course, you’ve already realized that wasn’t the case.

Over the forty or so years since then, Matt Harwood has been actively involved in every facet of the car hobby, ranging from restoring that 1976 Cadillac to actively racing a showroom stock Mustang to working with a major Corvette tuner and General Motors during the gestation of the C5 Corvette. Personal projects include “FrankenRanger,” a brand new Ford Ranger pickup into which Matt transplanted a supercharged Mustang Cobra V8 engine, and the 1935 Lincoln K which just completed a restoration in the Harwood shop. Matt has worked for some of the biggest and most well-regarded antique and collector car dealers in the country. He has been responsible for almost all of the advertising, photography, and descriptions of the cars, which set new standards for the industry and you can still see other dealers trying to replicate his words in their advertising. If you have an interesting vehicle, no matter how obscure, chances are good that Matt already knows quite a bit about it.

Melanie Harwood married Matt with her eyes wide open. The hobby was going to be something they would enjoy together as a family, traveling together in old cars to shows and events throughout the country. She grew up in Toronto, Ontario and cool cars always played a role in her life. Her father (also named Peter) was a fan of interesting machinery and even though Melanie spent most of her childhood thinking every old car was a ’57 Chevy, she eventually started attending cruise-ins and shows where she started to broaden her knowledge of the old car world. Her brother (yet another Peter) started restoring antique Volkswagen Beetles before he could even drive. Melanie had to be the driver while he tested his work and she fondly remember sitting on a milk crate to test-drive his first build while he stood with his head out of the sunroof. Eventually she was planning and hosting car-related events throughout Toronto. In her professional life, Melanie spent a decade training marine mammals while also writing and performing in live shows with them. Melanie also spent many years in operations and event management for a variety of businesses ranging from large movie theaters and hospitality schools, to a non-profit, therapeutic horseback riding facility. Melanie shares those skills as a volunteer with various car clubs and community events. She loves coordinating events whether it is for Harwood Motors seminars and open houses, the Harwood Roadmasters driving club, or coordinating shows for various clubs. Her skills in operations and logistics mean that Harwood Motors runs precisely and promises are kept. While Matt can tell you about the car, Melanie will show you how to put it in your garage.

Matt and Melanie officially incorporated Harwood Motors in 2014 as a way to put their shared passion for the hardware and the hobby to work, offering enthusiasts an effortless way to buy and sell collector vehicles. Matt and Melanie have years of experience buying, selling, and collecting vintage automobiles. It’s also a family business with close ties to the hobby and they like to think of themselves as matchmakers rather than a mere car dealership. There’s a right car for you out there, and they can help you find it, even if you don’t particularly know where to start. What Harwood Motors does isn’t new, but the way we do it will make you a client for life, whether you’re a buyer or a seller. Call us any time to talk cars, trucks, or even just about the hobby in general; you’ll be surprised to find you already have a friend.

Feature Vehicles
1965 Chevrolet
Malibu SS Convertible
1953 Mercury
Custom 2-Door Sedan
1934 Packard
1100 Sedan
1935 Chevrolet
3-Window Coupe
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