By Nate Owen
Dave Calabrese launched his automotive career as a technician for Goodyear in 1977, but he began buying and selling cars before he was old enough to drive.
“I bought my first car when I was 13,” Calabrese, the owner of Middletown Nissan, says. “It was a 1965 Oldsmobile from two streets away with a ‘For Sale’ sign on it. I wasn’t legal to drive yet so my mother had to help me bring it home.” Calabrese bought the car for $35, fixed it, and sold it for $100.
Calebrese worked his way up the ranks from technician to owner of Middletown Nissan since 1995. That experience has given him an understanding of what his...