A Brief Introduction
Laferriere Classic Cars was born from a true passion for vintage and antique automobiles.
Tom Laferriere of Smithfield, Rhode Island, has been around “old cars” since his father purchased a 1939 Packard One Twenty coupe in 1970; the two restored it together. At the age of 12, Tom saw his first Brass Era automobile, which ignited a deep passion for the cars of this era – especially those propelled by steam and, most of all, chain-drive speedsters. Following over a decade spent as the operations manager of a major manufacturing facility, Tom returned to the cars of his childhood, both for work and for pleasure.
Now in its 15th year, Laferriere Classic Cars is a well-established figurehead in the collector car industry both in its native New England and nationally. It encompasses a wide range of services, most prominently the transaction of significant vintage automobiles, but also the management of a world-class private collection and ownership of multiple automobile storage facilities in the Smithfield and greater Providence area. An avid and respected participant in the automobile hobby including shows and tours, Tom is a skilled advisor in both sales and acquisitions of cars from all eras, and is happy to lend his expertise to the building and management of your own collection.
His own small private stable naturally includes that very same 1939 Packard he restored with his Dad, and more than a few fire-breathing speedsters…all childhood dreams, and all happily shared with his own children, who have already undertaken speedster driving lessons.