An entrepreneurial duo is rewriting the script for classic car dealerships. Jaron Jackson and Jasmin Escutia, the minds behind Finders Keepers Classics, are building a community fueled by their passion for classic cars.
Jackson’s journey into the world of classic cars started with a 1975 Chevrolet Caprice classic convertible. Little did he know, this purchase would be the spark plug that ignited a new career path. When Jackson shared the Caprice on social media, a follower made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, turning his passion into a profitable venture.
“When we closed the deal, I quit my job the next day,” he said. “I realized I could spend my time sourcing classics and making more money. We turned it into a business from there on out. Now we are here, looking forward to being in business forever.” He saw the potential to make a living doing what he loved most, and with an unwavering belief in himself, he took that leap of faith and opened the dealership in 2021.
Every great journey has its compass, and for Finders Keepers Classics, that guiding light is Jackson’s fiance and business partner, Jasmin Escutia. With a background in nursing and a master’s degree in business, Escutia brings a unique blend of compassion and strategic thinking to the business. Her background in business administration and her commitment to stability made her the perfect counterpart to Jackson’s passion.
Escutia’s family history is steeped in entrepreneurship, giving her a profound understanding of the business world. “My family immigrated from Mexico,” she said, “and they had to find different ways to make ends meet. My father owned several businesses, many of which failed terribly. My sisters and I acted as his employees, so we got to experience running a business at a very young age.”
What sets Finders Keepers Classics apart from other classic car dealers in the Coastal Bend is the uniqueness of its clientele. “Our customer base can go from your average Joe in the market for an old school project Cadillac to a high-profile individual looking for their new frame-off restoration $100,000 Impala investment,” Escutia said.
They’re not just about cars; they’re about crafting a tailored experience for each client. In pursuit of cultivating their community, Finders Keepers is also looking to participate in more festivals and events to create a fun environment for car enthusiasts and novices. “We also believe Corpus Christi does not have enough going on for the car community,” Jackson said. “Especially classic vehicles. We want to bring a different feel to the area.”
Finders Keepers Classics isn’t just a classic car dealership; it’s a journey fueled by passion, courage and authentic connections. Their story is a testament to the power of following your instincts and creating lasting relationships.
Contact: 3802 Apollo Rd. | finderskeepersclassics.com