About Cable Car Classics
Cable Car Classics is committed to helping customers create unique transportation vehicles that have old time flavor using today’s materials and technology. Cable Car Classics offers the best of both worlds. We provide a custom look, with the widest selection of styles, finishes, seating arrangements and decorative enhancements and appliques that combine to present a memorable, lasting theme.

Cable Car Classics History
Cable Car Classics has become the largest and most respected trolley fabricator in the US. Since cable cars first appeared in San Francisco in the late 1800’s, these vehicles have never lost their graceful, romantic, and charming appeal.
However, there have been a number of technological and societal changes, and Cable Car Classics 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.

The Cable Car Classics Difference
Cable Car Classics’ experience creating quality, customized transit and trolley vehicles for a variety of chassis manufacturers has resulted in an impressive and satisfied client list. As you’ll see, there are beautiful and unique options for just about every transportation need. We understand the importance of durability and dependence that tour and transit operators demand. We invite you to enjoy the journey of creating an innovative trolley you will be proud to add to your fleet.

Cable Car Classics Leadership
President and CEO Matthew Etchell has provided the creative inspiration and leadership that has been the foundation and guiding vision of Cable Car Classics since its debut in 1983. His brother, and co-owner, Greg Etchell is responsible for all technical research and the installation of electrical componentry. Rounding out the leadership team is Rick Ward who manages sales engineering and logistics. These three professionals have known each other since grammar school. Manufacturing and assembly is managed by shop floor leaders and a dedicated staff of seasoned mechanics and assemblers.