Modern Function Meets Irresistible Charm

Cable Car Classics, Inc., based in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country just north of San Francisco, has been in the business of building motorized trolleys since 1993.


With a commitment to building only quality trolleys that will stand up to the rigorous use of tour and transit routes. Cable Car Classics, Inc., trolleys have shown that they are the best-made trolleys in the world over the past 25 years.


Matt Etchell, founder and president of the company, was asked by a tour operator in

San Francisco to build several trolleys in 1993. The tour operator had been frustrated by the lack of quality trolleys in the marketplace, and Matt's experience and reputation for building superior homes along with his passion for designing and fabricating almost anything, resulted in a perfect opportunity to enhance this industry.


Cable cars first appeared in San Francisco in the late 1800's and have never lost their graceful, romantic charm to all who ride them! There have, however, been quite a  few societal and technological changes since then, and Cable Car Classics, Inc.,

has always adapted to those changes and incorporated them into their trolleys. Examples such as offering wheelchair lifts on all models along with wheelchair tie-downs, bike racks, a choice of diesel, green diesel, compressed or liquid natural gas (CNG or LNG), propane, and gasoline engines, as well as hybrid-electric models. We have a variety of floorplans to help keep Cable Car Classics, Inc., in the lead as the best trolley manufacturer!

Trolley Customers

Cable Car Classics

3239 Rio Lindo Ave.

Healdsburg, CA 95448


(800) 348-1873

(707) 433-6810

FAX (707) 433-5828

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