Specializing in Cadillac Restorations
Reproduction Parts
The Castle
1090 Route 376, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: 845-462-8000
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845-235-0622


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Frank Nicodemus Lifetime Passion and Achievement of Collecting and Restoring Classic Cadillac's

Frank Nicodemus Timeline
Late 1930’s, my parents’ Frank and Ruth Nicodemus, owned a Sinclair Gas Station named “Bronx County Collision” Bronx, NY. We did auto body repairs on all make vehicles.
Mid-1950’s, we moved to a larger facility in the Bronx, NY. My father separated his work into two separate companies, County Auto Body and County Appraisal and Adjustment Service. We were repairing all make and model cars and trucks and we did appraisal work for various insurance companies.
1960 – I acquire my love for Cadillac’s. My neighbor Lenny purchased a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible in Heather Metallic, Code 99, a very rare color amongst today's collectors, and I knew that someday I would own one.
1963 – I started collecting Cadillac cars and was repairing them and painting them, constantly upgrading my collection and selling them as well, and supplying other parts to collectors.
1964 – After completing a two year course at The College of Insurance in Manhattan, I become a licensed and bonded Insurance Appraiser and Adjuster, and to this day I continue to hold licenses in both New York and Connecticut.
1965 through late 1970’s – I worked in the family business, in addition to maintaining my own business that I formed, Countye Classics. At this point I was buying and selling parts to other body shops, fellow hobbyists, and actively advertising in Hemmings Motor News. I began duplicating miscellaneous Cadillac parts that I was unable to find in good condition. I truly loved my work!
Late 1970’s through 1983 – I worked simultaneously with my family business and continued to grow my business, Countye Classics.
1984 – I Moved to Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, New York, where I continued my business, Countye Classics.  In 1990 I formed F.E.N. Enterprises of New York, Inc.  I ran my business and as it grew, I built a 4,800 square foot pole barn building at my former residence running my business from that location.
In 1985, I purchased a larger facility, 20,000 square foot, 2-story Castle like building known as The Castle.  My business prospered as car sales volumes increased, restorations, part sales, my reproduction parts enabled me to have a contract with General Motors.  I became a licensee of GM and was reproducing the original style rubber accessory floor mats for Cadillac’s from 1950 through 1964, and they were available in a variety of colors.  These floor mats were approved by GM and were available through any Cadillac dealer in the country.
In 2005, I departed F.E.N. Enterprises.  The business suffered in my absence, and, as a result, there was a steady decline in the quality of work and standards. 
January, 2009, F.E.N. Enterprises of New York, Inc. was Dissolved by Proclamation/Annulment of Authority by the NYS Division of Corporations. 
2012 – Frank Nicodemus Classics and Antiques - Classic Cadillac Restoration, Parts and Maintenance.
Here Is a partial list of the classic cars Frank has owned and maintained over his lifetime: 
1934 Cadillac V-16 Convertible 1960 Cadillac Convertible 1959 Cadillac 4-Door Hard Top
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville 1956 Chevrolet 4-Door Hard Top
1978 Plymouth Volare 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 1957 Chevrolet 4-Door Hard Top
1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville 1956 Cadillac Convertible
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 1961 Cadillac 4-Door Hard Top  1957 Thunderbird