Cavaliere Roadsters Development LLC is a vehicle design and engineering firm located in Port Charlotte, FL. We are car enthusiasts and have several decades of experience in the design, assembly and maintenance of vehicles and in chassis, engine and transmission engineering for General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
Based on our experience, we design highly desirable and reliable, high performance replicas. To ensure reliability, performance and ease of maintenance we install only the most proven original manufacturer’s components. It took us almost 3 years to develop the replica. We engineered the replica based on our experience and together with leading high performance vehicle engineering companies. Some components, like the manual ratchet shifter transmission which does not need a clutch pedal, had been developed in-house and is not offered by any other car company.
Our goal was to develop and custom build a highly desirable and reliable replica for car enthusiasts like us who enjoy driving beautiful, classic cars which get noticed everywhere you go. Our second goal was to make it affordable to buy and when you drive and maintain it. We believe that we achieved our goal and since there is no middle-man we are able to offer this custom replica at a very attractive price.
President and Vehicle Developer
Candido is a third generation automotive developer and a certified General Motors’ master technician. Candido had started CRD in 1989 and assembled vehicle kits. Having experienced first hand the considerable short comings of vehicle kits, he decided to develop his own vehicle replica and engineered the Austin Healey Replica, the Cobra Replica and the manufacturing processes. Due to his experience, the replicas have been engineered to make them an everyday driver but also to eliminate the technical problems he had seen when he had repaired General Motors vehicles and had trained GM technicians on solving reliability problems.