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726 Union AveBridgeport, CT 06607Map & Directions
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The Shared Passion of Classic and Vintage Automobiles
Specializing in Classic and Vintage Automobile rebuilding, routine and preventative maintenance, Carburetor adjustment, and Safety checks of brakes, exhaust systems, electrical wiring, batteries, charging systems. We are very experienced with classic Ferrari restoration and rebuilding along with Classic Jaguar restoration and rebuilding. Allowing the experts at Black Horse Garage to care for your vintage automobile will: * Protect your financial investment * Identify and eliminate potential problems * Keep small problems from becoming big ones * Assure improved performance, comfort, and safety * Provide you will peace of mind & confidence in your vehicle * Prevent breakdowns or fire while driving away from home
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"For me, the Black Horse Garage is misnamed. I call it the White Knight Garage.
I have been a customer of Frank Buonanno and Black Horse for more than 20 years. Frank is not only an outstanding expert/mechanic but he is also a friend and a decent human being. To name just a few of my business transactions with Frank:
Frank and his craftsmen performed extensive restoration work and rebuilt the engine in my 1935 Rolls Royce 20/25. This Rolls Royce has won practically all the major trophies at the RROC (Rolls Royce Owners' Club) National Meets. It won Best in Class honors many times, the Shamrock Trophy (for the most improved car since the last National Meet), Best of Show twice, and Best among Previous Winners.
Of interest is that in order to have a car judged at an RROC national meet it has to be driven to the show and not trailered. If the distance is enormous then the RROC requires a minimum of 100 miles to be driven after the car arrives at the show. I drove the 1935 Rolls Royce, without a mechanical failure, to Ottawa, Canada, Lexington, KY, Asheville, NC, Newport, RI, and the Homestead, VA.
In addition, to the above Black Horse Garage has worked on my 1979 Corniche Drophead another multiple winner at the RROC Nationals. Also, several of my others cars: 1973 Buick Centurion, 1968 Ford LTD w/428ci engine, 1979 Lincoln Mark V, 1973 Jaguar E-Type V-12 Roadster.
More recently, the day-to-day management of Black Horse Garage was handed down to the next generation. Frank's son , John, has taken over and under his excellent leadership the garage has expanded tremendously and added additional outstanding mechanics, body shop experts, and able support staff all housed in larger facilities. Frank is still at the shop every day however, meticulously rebuilding complex engines and overseeing projects.
In 2009 I entrusted my 1935 Rolls Royce 20/25 to Black Horse Garage for a repaint. John made sure the work was finished before the Lime Rock Park Concours d'Elegance event where the car took Best in Class honors. The exterior finish can only be described as flawless.
In closing, I feel compelled to mention another car, although I know Frank cringes every time I bring it up. It is my 1977 Toyota Celica GT. Yes, you read it right, for 30 years Frank and Black Horse have maintained this car: engine/body/interior, but that's a story in itself for another time. I enthusiastically recommend Black Horse Garage to every collector car owner seeking an honest shop that always provides expert guidance, outstanding craftsmanship, attentive customer service and great value."