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Dozens of classic cars sit on display at (Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

Dozens of classic cars sit on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2012)

Amazing classic cars hidden on Long Island

Inside the nondescript brick building at 100 Gordon Dr. in Syosset is a football field-sized showroom containing a collection of classic and high-end cars that practically make the Javits Center's annual New York International Auto Show resemble a junkyard. Yet to most Long Islanders, and even many auto enthusiasts, it goes unnoticed.

The showroom belongs to Exotic Classics, a company that trades in high-end automobiles (and keeps them on display for eager enthusiasts to enjoy). But the seemingly reasonable explanation for these vehicles' presence is defied by a group of about 25 cars - including a Maserati, a 1959 Jaguar E-Type and a 1981 Delorean DMC -- in the back corner with a distinct "not for sale" sign. Exotic Classics doesn't own these cars, in fact, their ownership status at the moment is somewhat murky. The cars are acting as collateral against hastily issued business loans.

The entrance to Exotic Classics is located at
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The entrance to Exotic Classics is located at 100 Gordon St. in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

Exotic Classics offices and showroom are located at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

Exotic Classics offices and showroom are located at 100 Gordon St. in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A 2009 Ferrari sits near the entrance of
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A 2009 Ferrari sits near the entrance of Exotic Classics' offices in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

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The side of a 2009 Ferrari is pictured
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The side of a 2009 Ferrari is pictured near the entrance of Exotic Classics' offices in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

The interior of a 2009 Ferrari is seen
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The interior of a 2009 Ferrari is seen near the entrance of Exotic Classics' offices in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS sits on display
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A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS sits on display near the entrance of Exotic Classics' offices in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

Rows of vintage automobiles sit on display at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

Rows of vintage automobiles sit on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

Dozens of classic cars sit on display at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

Dozens of classic cars sit on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2012)

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A 2007 Maserati Quattroporte, far left, a 2003
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A 2007 Maserati Quattroporte, far left, a 2003 Maserati and more high-end cars sit on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A Maserati sits on display at Exotic Classics
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A Maserati sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A 2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom sits on display at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A 2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A Bentley sits on display at Exotic Classics
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A Bentley sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

The interior of a Bentley is seen at
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The interior of a Bentley is seen at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

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A 1941 Cadillac sits on display at Exotic
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A 1941 Cadillac sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A Harley-Davidson sits on display at Exotic Classics
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A Harley-Davidson sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A Mercedes-Benz E63 is displayed at Exotic Classics,
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A Mercedes-Benz E63 is displayed at Exotic Classics, which stores the car for the loan company Borro. (July 2, 2013)

Classic Chevrolet Corvettes are seen in the showroom
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

Classic Chevrolet Corvettes are seen in the showroom at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A vintage Chevrolet Corvette sits on display at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A vintage Chevrolet Corvette sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

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A Chevrolet Corvette sits on display at Exotic
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A Chevrolet Corvette sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A 1958 Chevrolet Corvette sits on display at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A 1958 Chevrolet Corvette sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sits on display at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

The interior of a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

The interior of a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is seen at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

The interior of a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette is
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

The interior of a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette is seen at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

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A classic Chevrolet Corvette 427 sits on display
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A classic Chevrolet Corvette 427 sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A classic Chevrolet Corvette 427 sits on display
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A classic Chevrolet Corvette 427 sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A 1965 Chevrolet Corvette sits on display at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A 1965 Chevrolet Corvette sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

The front of an Aston Martin is seen
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

The front of an Aston Martin is seen at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A 1965 Jaguar sits on display at Exotic
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A 1965 Jaguar sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

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A classic Jaguar E-Type sits on display at
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A classic Jaguar E-Type sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A vintage Jaguar sits on display at Exotic
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A vintage Jaguar sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

The interior of a classic Jaguar is seen
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

The interior of a classic Jaguar is seen at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A 1959 Jaguar XK-150S sits on display at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A 1959 Jaguar XK-150S sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A 1959 Jaguar XK-150S sits on display at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A 1959 Jaguar XK-150S sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

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A classic Jaguar sits on display at Exotic
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A classic Jaguar sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

Classic choppers sit on display at Exotic Classics
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

Classic choppers sit on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A classic Mercedes-Benz sits on display at Exotic
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A classic Mercedes-Benz sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A vintage Cadillac sits on display at Exotic
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A vintage Cadillac sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A 1956 Lincoln Continental sits on display at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A 1956 Lincoln Continental sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

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A 1967 Shelby sits on display at Exotic
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A 1967 Shelby sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A range of Ferraris are pictured at Exotic
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A range of Ferraris are pictured at Exotic Classics' showroom in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A classic Ferrari sits on display at Exotic
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A classic Ferrari sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A Ferrari convertible is seen inside the showroom
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A Ferrari convertible is seen inside the showroom at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A 1990 Ferrari sits on display at Exotic
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A 1990 Ferrari sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

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The interior of a 1990 Ferrari is see
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The interior of a 1990 Ferrari is see at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A Lamborghini sits on display at Exotic Classics
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A Lamborghini sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A Ford/Shelby AC Cobra sits on display at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A Ford/Shelby AC Cobra sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A Cadillac Eldorado sits on display at Exotic
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A Cadillac Eldorado sits on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A row of Porsches sit on display at
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A row of Porsches sit on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

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A row of classic Porsches sit on display
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A row of classic Porsches sit on display at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

A row of Porsches is seen at Exotic
(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A row of Porsches is seen at Exotic Classics in Syosset. (July 2, 2013)

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