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  1. ferrariman1492

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    Hi Everyone - Has anyone been successful using any independent Fcar mechanics other than Andy Falbo or Alex Traverso? I need a few basic things done on my 83 308 and both are either too busy or just not that interested in the work. It has been a while since I needed anything done. Any/all referrals are welcome. Thanks.
     
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  3. GNALUZU

    GNALUZU Formula Junior

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  4. jimmyr

    jimmyr Formula Junior

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    Have used Steve at EMC, 480 225-7125, in North Phoenix; knows his stuff. Jim
     
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  5. technom3

    technom3 F1 World Champ
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    For a 308. I'd have Alex do it.

    If you can't get Alex to do it.

    Steve is great at EMC. Awesome shop. Awesome guy.

    Also British Auto Repair. They have Ferrari guys and another thing that is important is they work on older cars ALL the time.
     
  6. Ingenere

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    Kevin at High Line knows his stuff as well.
     
  7. ferrariman1492

    ferrariman1492 Formula Junior
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    A quick follow-up on this - I ended up taking my car to Exclusive Motorcars in Deer Valley. The service was truly outstanding and those guys know the cars. Amazing cars in there, btw, some great classic Ferraris (a gorgeous Lusso, an F40, and many others) and a quite a few Countachs too. They got me in and out in a few days and I was very pleased with the work. Steve, the owner, is a concours judge and knows his stuff.

    Also - had new tires put on my car and used a company called Lugwrench Heroes, who sold them to me, came to my house, and mounted and balanced them onsite. The price was comparable with what Discount Tire charged, and I didn't have to leave the house.

    No affiliation with either Exclusive Motorcars or Lugwrench Heroes but thought I'd share the info for anyone needing something similar.
     
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  8. Zanny1

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    Good to hear about your experience at EMC. Last time I went by, they had a quite an array of vintage as well as modern Ferraris. It's good to know that there is a qualified vintage Ferrari shop in the Phoenix area. Alex Traverso has serviced my 360 with great results. He's probably going to retire in the next few years, so an alternative is good to know about.
    Anyone had experience with AZ Collector Cars in Mesa?
     
  9. PeterS

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    Steve and his wife Clarissa are the nicest people! When I moved to Goodyear, I went out to their shop and met both, you can't find a nicer, warmer and welcoming couple!
     
  10. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Three Time F1 World Champ

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    These days no question Steve is the guy to go to in Arizona. Steve and his wife are friends specifically because they are good at what they do.
     
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  11. KevinW

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    I can’t seem to find Exclusive Mororcars in Deer Valley. Do they have a website? If not, what is their address?

    Thanks!
     
  12. Zanny1

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  13. PeterS

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    They will have my 360 on Monday for its annual service. Great excuse to get out and drive the car 40 miles (and Uber back home to Goodyear!).
     
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  14. PeterS

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    Steve and Clarrisa strike again at Exclusive Motorcars! Some Jackass sped around my XKR in his lifted Tacoma with wide tires a week ago leaving a nasty tire mark on my driver's side door and left quarter panel. The coups de grâce was when the guy's rear bumper struck my side view mirror where the impact popped off the front cover of the side-view mirror. Ya, this could have been a LOT worse! At Steve's shop, he has his detailer spend an hour+ on the two panels and was able to get ALL of the tire mark off the car (I tried prior with zero luck!) and it looked brand new. When the job was done, Steve said he would order a new side-view mirror cap so I'll get back to his shop when that part is in.

    Before leaving, I flip my credit card for the hour+ of labor. Steve says "Don't worry about it, you're all good"! In short, I don't think this valley could have a better shop and a nicer couple running it! I'll be baking them some cookies in the coming days!
     
  15. Zanny1

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    Yup, they are great folks and run a quality shop.
     
  16. mxstav@comcast.net

    Nov 24, 2005
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    Could not get Steve at EMC to return my phone calls or emails, even after dropping in and speaking with him face-to-face. Very disappointing.
     
  17. Zanny1

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    EMC can be a little difficult to connect with.
    I would suggest another call..... eventually you'll reach Steve or Klarissa and get things lined up.
     
  18. mxstav@comcast.net

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    Numerous calls and emails were made. I even stopped in to talk to him since he would not return my calls. He seemed like a reasonable guy. After that, I never heard from him again. Perhaps the work was too small for him to bother with. If so, I wish he would have told me and saved me time. I went elsewhere and had the work done.
     
  19. Zanny1

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    So who did your work and what did you have done?
     
  20. enio45

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    what kind of car and what services do u need?
     
  21. mxstav@comcast.net

    Nov 24, 2005
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    I needed the driver's side mirror replaced and the housing painted on a 458 spider. I wound up going to Elwood who did a fine job.
     

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