Prestige Motor Car Co. | October 2014
“Sunday Verillo Turns Love Of Corvettes Into A Career At Prestige Motor Car Co.”
October 8, 2014 BY LIZ WITBECK Sunday Verrillo loves Corvettes. She formed an interest in cars at an early age. Thirty-four years ago, she met her husband Joe and opened Prestige Motor Car Co., where she currently serves as president. Prestige Motor Car Co. provides services for car collectors, especially Corvette enthusiasts.
They have an inventory of previously owned Corvettes and high line vehicles in their indoor and outdoor showrooms in Clifton Park.
Verrillo worked in the retail industry for several years prior to starting Prestige. She is excited to be able to join her knowledge of sales with her love of sports cars.
Verrillo and her husband travel around the country to Corvette shows. They also restore cars for car enthusiasts around the world, and will then export the car to the person’s home country. They are currently working on a vehicle for a client from Switzerland.
Verrillo said Corvettes are the only true American sports car, produced in Kentucky, and are a great investment.
Prestige Motor Car Co. recently introduced an indoor car storage facility and concierge service.
Car enthusiasts can store their cars in a climate-controlled facility, under the protection of trained staff. Two storage facilities, located in Clifton Park and Saratoga Springs, are available. The service is available for all types of vehicles, not just Corvettes. Storage starts at $160 per month, per car.
Verrillo said each car will be transported to and from the facility by trained concierge staff. Cars are placed on a trickle charger, with inspections done regularly. The staff is available to provide detailing, maintenance, and restoration on cars as needed. Services are tailored to meet the needs of the client.
All of the staff at Prestige Motor are car enthusiasts and collectors who will treat each vehicle will utmost respect and care, she said. There is a large classic car community in the area and Verrillo believes the indoor storage facility will be a popular service.
Verrillo plans to add a lounge area in the future so that car enthusiasts can come and chat about their like-minded interests.
Verrillo said it has not always been easy being a woman in a traditionally male dominated industry. “When we first started, everyone would come and ask to speak to the man in charge,” said Verrillo, referring to her husband. “Now when people come in they say ‘Oh we can just talk to Sunday, we don’t need to talk to Joe.'”
“If women want to make it in this industry, we need to show people that we are knowledgeable,” said Verrillo. “And if we don’t know something, we aren’t afraid to go and find the answer.”
Prestige Motor Car Co. can do maintenance and repairs on any model of vehicle. Verrillo said regular maintenance is necessary to help ensure the longevity of a person’s investment. The company provides detailing and restoration. Trained staff are able to provide a simple wax or restore a car to showroom quality shine.
“We are not your typical car company” said Verrillo. “We are like a family here. Our first and top priority is service. We provide service based on the needs of our customers. A lot of things change, but one thing that should never change is the level of service and integrity.”
A Special Thanks to Saratoga Business Journal