About Us


When The Rolling Stones wanted to drive a red car over the Brooklyn Bridge to promote their 1997 Bridges to Babylon Tour, Frank Nicodemus’ 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz was chosen. Frank purchased this vehicle from the editor of Parade magazine in the 1970s. After purchasing the car, it went through a full body-off restoration, making it the top Grand National AACA Award Winner. Because her restoration was so difficult, Frank and his crew nicknamed her “Bad Girl.”

They drove the car from The River Cafe in Brooklyn followed by more than 20 motorcycle police officers, and a helicopter hovered overhead taking video of their drive to Manhattan. They drove the car to New York and then turned around and went back to Brooklyn while the press for all over the world watched it on a screen from The River Cafe.  Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger drove Frank’s car right up the to front stage for the group’s performance. According to Jagger, “It was one of the finest rides that I ever had.”

Since 1962, Frank Nicodemus has restored hundreds of classic Cadillac automobiles, vehicles and antique trucks through his ownership of internationally renowned Countye Classics, FEN Enterprises, and Frank Nicodemus Classics and Antiques. Frank Nicodemus and his crew have won numerous national first prize awards at endorsed national automobile meets.  Nicodemus has earned the trust of many loyal customers, including the following people and organizations:

  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Elvis Presley Estate
  • George Barris
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Rob Myers (RM Auctions)
  • Universal Studios Florida
  • Robert Redford
  • Danny DeVito
  • Mickey Rooney
  • Hard Rock Cafe・New York
  • Samsung Electronics, Seoul, South Korea
  • Alan Jackson

Frank Nicodemus TimelinetimelineFN

Frank Nicodemus is member of the advisory board of the National Auto Dealer Association.

  • Appraiser & Adjuster since 1964 -Licensed & Bonded in New York – Licensed in Connecticut
  • Frequent contributor to Classic Car and Vintage Vehicle Automobile Magazines
  • NADAguides Advisory Board Member – since 1995

Cadillac Judge

  • Rhinebeck – Rhinebeck, NY
  • Mills Mansion – Staatsburgh, NY