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Cable Car Classics, Inc., based in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country just north of San Francisco, has been in the business of building motorized trolleys since 1993. With a commitment to only building quality trolleys that will stand up to the rigorous use of tour and transit routes, Cable Car Classics, Inc., trolleys have shown that they are the best-made trolleys in the world.

Matt Etchell, founder and president of the company, was asked by a tour operator in San Francisco to build several trolleys in 1993. The tour operator had been frustrated by the lack of quality trolleys in the marketplace, and Matt's experience and reputation for building superior homes along with his penchant for designing and fabricating almost anything, resulted in a perfect marriage. Matt recruited a talented bus industry electrical engineer to round out the staff, and has been refining our trolleys ever since.

Cable cars first appeared in San Francisco in the late 1800's and have never lost their graceful, romantic appeal. There have, however, been quite a few technological and societal changes since then, and Cable Car Classics, Inc., has always adapted to those changes and incorporated them into our trolleys. Examples such as offering wheelchair lifts on all models along with wheelchair tie-downs, a choice of diesel, green diesel, compressed or liquid natural gas (CNG or LNG), propane, and gasoline engines, as well as hybrid-electric models, and a variety of floorplans help to keep Cable Car Classics, Inc., in the lead as a trolley manufacturer.

Our friendly staff stands ready to answer any questions you may have about our rugged--yet graceful--vehicles. We would be happy to build one for you. If you are interested in receiving more information, contact us and we will send you a questionnaire; once you have completed and returned it to us, we can then respond with more exact details about a trolley suited to your needs.

Should you be seriously interested in acquiring a Cable Car Classics, Inc., trolley, please understand that each trolley is hand crafted and the minimum amount of time to build one is about four months. We do, however, stay busy and production space is occasionally booked far in advance, so you may want to contact our sales office for more details on availability.

Thank you for visiting the Cable Car Classics, Inc., web page--we look forward to hearing from you!

Cable Car Classics
3239 Rio Lindo Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(800) 348-1873
(707) 433-6810
FAX (707) 433-5828