A classic car collector in Park Slope will open his garage doors this Sunday for a fundraiser to benefit Clinton Hill’s .
Lenny Shiller has been collecting antique cars for almost five decades, and will be showing off his 45 cars and trucks built between 1924 and1968 in his 2,300-square-foot garage for the fundraiser, says the school.
NY1 says the collection all began with a 1936 Chevy from Shiller’s grandmother. The article says that his collection now includes vehicles ranging from a 1924 Star to a 1947 International Soda Truck, and a pink 1957 Cadillac convertible.
"They are all running cars. I'm really proud,” Shiller told NY1. “I've become a really good backyard mechanic, I keep them all in running condition.”
Some of his cars are even famous, says NY1: Shiller’s 1965 Chrysler 300 convertible was used in the 1989 "Love Shack" video by the B-52s.
According to the article, Shiller says his classic cars are not for sale and that his garage is very rarely opened up to the public.
The fundraiser will take place this Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 304 Douglass St., between Third and Fourth avenues. According to the school, Shiller will discuss his collection at noon. Suggested donations are $10 for adults, and $5 for kids.
The Brooklyn Free School, located at 372 Clinton Ave., is an alternative private school, emphasizing a more cooperative learning environment for students ages 5 to 15.