American Dream Machines

(515) 245-9100 | View Website

1500 Locust St, Des Moines, IA | Directions   50309

41.584173 -93.637051

 
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American Dream Machines
American Dream Machines
American Dream Machines
American Dream Machines

Reviews for American Dream Machines

5 months ago

Flew up from Houston on Thursday, 12 September to look at my next car purchase, a 1978 Trans Am. I was pleased to learn that ADM has a 'sweetheart' deal with the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn Express. Tom picked me up at 9:00 AM sharp the next morning and took me to the dealership. The car was parked in the front lot, but first I was encouraged to go through the shop and the rest of the facility. I was able to talk to the mechanics and the other people working there about the car (none of that BS about their insurance not allowing customers in the shop). After about an hour, we finally went out to look at the car. I had a hard time believing the car could look as good as the photos on the web-site, but I was wrong. It was immaculate, ran and sounded like a "dream". After the test drive, Tom and I each took a sheet of paper and spent almost another hour going over the car from bumper to bumper and putting together a list of very minor issues that needed to be addressed. Next, we went back in to negotiate the final selling price; the car wasn't cheap. but I feel like I got a good deal, given the relative rarity and its condition. Because I had plans to be out of town the first week of October, we settled on a ship date of 7 October to allow them a little over two weeks to get the parts and address the punch-list items. The car arrived in fine order on Wednesday, 9 October and has a new home in the garage of a very satisfied customer! Thanks to ADM for a wonderful experience and a great day of red carpet treatment and amazing cars...

5 months ago

Tried to purchase a car from them. Tom C didn't seem to interested in selling it. Can't say that i would recommend them. Good thing there's more then ADM to purchase cars from.

Recommends
over a year ago

Very clean shop. As a guy who has been around cars his entire life it’s amazing how pristine they keep the place. Someone in the shop pays attention to every detail because from the floor to the back of the shop, this place looks perfect. The cars show just as much care and attention. When buying a classic car it’s a comfort knowing they no detail has been overlooked. Highly recommend.

over a year ago

I want to thank American Dream Machines for a wonderful classic car shopping experience! I’ve been interested in purchasing a classic convertible for some time now and, compared to the selection at other shops I’ve visited, ADM’s collection and variety is seriously impressive. Their well-kept shop and helpful crew effectively create the approachable, enjoyable atmosphere I look for when shopping for classic cars. I trust the Dream Team’s advice and honesty, and I would recommend their Dream Machines to anyone in the market for a fun and timeless automobile.

over a year ago

In regards to Dan M. - In this instance unfortunately we had 2 people interested in the car at the same time. It was a very simple matter of which customer was able to buy the car quickest. We never like these circumstances but try to deal with them as quickly as possible when they do and 72 hours is just to long.

We have inspectors here consistantly and sell the cars.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Very Satisfied – I bought a 67 Camaro in Dec. of 2011. Before having it delivered, ADM replaced the radiator and the master cylinder in the brakes. I realized that when I bought the car, there were a few small things that I needed to do to the car. Nothing was ever hidden by ADM. They were totally up-front and honest. The car runs like a dream, and it looks even better.

I plan on buying my next classic car from ADM as well.

Norm

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Very Respectful and Helpful – I was just wanting to walk around their shop and they were very hospitable about it. Then I asked to sit in a car and the boy opened the door. It was great! I couldnt have been treated any better, I know these cars a worth alot of money and there I was able to sit in them, Everyone I spoke to was extremely nice.

Thank You American Dream Machines

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Buyer Beware! – I wanted to purchase a car listed at this dealership.

On their website they offer to allow inspections by outside sources.

After agreeing on a purchase price the dealership would not allow an inspection, siting the amount of time it would take would tie up the vehicle for too long.

When I replied that the inspection could take place that day, and that I would have verification in 72 hours I was informed that the dealer would not allow it.

I showed good faith by offering a down-payment, verification of my ability to finance the vehicle and a level of comitment by spending $400 for an inspection.

I suspect this dealer had something he wasn't revealing about this vehicle and pulled out before I could verify what he represented in this vehicle.

I would be suspect of any dealer who won't allow timely inspections by 3rd parties.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

GREAT CARS!!!! GREAT PRICES!!!!GREAT PEOPLE !!! – American Dream Machines sells American muscle cars with Integrity. We usually have at least 100 great cars in stock and they are some of the best American Muscle cars in the country. We have a car validation policy. If you have questions regarding our cars, you are welcome to talk with our restoration staff and Mechanics or have the car inspected by an independent Inspector. You are welcome to come and visit our shop at anytime. You will find we have a great selection of quality cars and we play classic rock and roll music all day long. To see our cars please go to our website or call 515-245-9100.

Thank You.

American Dream Machines

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

1956 Corvette door gasket – We bought a 1956 Corvette and ask the dealer to put new gasket on doors and trunk -he charge us 500USD for the work and part.The Trunk was fine but as we open the doors the gasket was falling apart. We made a complain about this and the dealer told: Quote "We did install new door and trunk gaskets as you requested and paid for, but it appears that maybe it would have been better To install them before the car was painted rather than after." Quote The funny thing is he never told us the car get painted. - if he knows that the paint will come off if we remove the old gasketglue and will looks bad - he should told us up front. So know look really bad with old glue and new Gasket. This dealer sucks

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