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Your Vintage European Auto Specialist.

Hello, and this is my story...

The youngest of three sons born of a die-hard British and Italian car enthusiast, I have grown up steeped in an environment of European cars. My father Joe Noto, a veteran (and now retired) United Airlines mechanic, brought his sons up in the garage - rebuilding, restoring, and tuning old cars. All through my childhood and beyond, my father spent his spare time restoring two beautiful old Jaguars: a '54 XK 120, and a '67 420 sedan. My brothers and I spent many hours helping him and learning the finer points of automotive repair. While the 2 Jags remain in the family, there have been many other marques and motor-machines in our company.

While British cars have been consistent all along, there have been Alfas, Fiats, Maseratis, Volkswagens, Porsches, BMWs, Volvos, Isos, as well as 2-wheeled machines from Vespa, Honda, Norton, Triumph, Moto-Guzzi, and Ducati in the mix as well. Even though my older brothers - TJ and Ryan - didn't follow in my Dad's and my footsteps career-wise, their garages and spare time remains full of old machines, repairing, restoring etc. etc.

So it is my passion for old cars that sets my career path. I spend all of my waking hours focused virtually on 2 things: Old cars and Music (though music tends to play second fiddle). It is my goal to be your go-to man when it comes to making your vintage car run and look better. Aside from my childhood affliction for old cars as a hobby 24/7, I have nearly 20 years professional experience in the automotive business, most of which has involved British, Italian, and European makes in general. I have worked for, and learned the business from some of the most notable European shops in the Southern San Francisco Bay Area.

The future involves growing my business as a vintage car specialist. I am well-connected with the best local parts, machining, and rebuilding specialists. I can tackle nearly any mechanical challenge, and many cosmetic upgrades. If you own an MG, Jaguar, Triumph, Austin-Healey, Mini, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and many other European and American cars, I can be of service to you. I can also do run-of-the-mill daily-driver services and repairs on modern cars.

Feel free to contact me with your needs and desires car-wise, and I will do my best to assist you.

Regards, and Cheers!

Andrew Noto