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Ferrari Mechanic in Philadelphia Suburbs

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic Region - USA (PA, DE, MD, DC, VA)' started by phdedieu, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. phdedieu

    phdedieu Karting

    Apr 17, 2011
    62
    Warrington PA
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    Philippe
    To All:
    I am the proud new owner of a 355 GTS purchased from the West Coast, and I am looking for a good facility/mechanic to get my baby serviced when the time comes. Anyone in the Philadelphia (Bucks County) that would be recommended other than Algar?
    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Dr_ferrari

    Dr_ferrari Formula 3
    Professional Ferrari Technician Consultant

    Nov 2, 2003
    1,064
    Pocono Sportscar
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    Jim McGee
    I can take care of all needs.I am just under 2 hours from bucks county.

    actually have family living down there so I am always in the area.

    let me know If I can help.

    Regards, Jim
     
  3. captglen

    captglen Formula 3
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    #3 captglen, Jul 26, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
    Jim is an amazing mechanic and has deep roots with FNA.
    You will be totally satisfied with work and he is extremely honest.
    He is a Ferrari mechanics mechanic so to speak.
    He is worth the ride !!
    Good Luck
     
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  4. phdedieu

    phdedieu Karting

    Apr 17, 2011
    62
    Warrington PA
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    Philippe
    Thanks to both of you, I am a rookie in all the senses of the word and look forward to joining the brotherhood and will be sure to get in touch before the fall.
    Philippe
     
  5. JoeZaff

    JoeZaff F1 Veteran
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    Aug 5, 2007
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    If you live near Pottstown, I would strongly recommend Mike Pechstein at Vintage Motorsports. He is very reasonable and is an excellent mechanic.

    If it is not too much of a trip, I also cannot recommend Algar Ferrari in Bryn Mawr, PA strongly enough. They have four master certified mechanics on staff and Tony is considered one of the top Ferrari mechanics in the world according to two recent competitions conducted by the Ferrari factory. In fact, if I am not mistaken, Tony and another mechanic at Algar were the top two finishers in the United States.

    Don't be scared to use them just because they are a dealer, they are very reasonable in practice and Tony has developed tried and tested methods over the years to make otherwise complex and tasks fast and efficient.
     
  6. AlxSTi

    AlxSTi Formula Junior

    Jun 29, 2011
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    Wilmington, DE
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    Alex Bartel
    Did not know this. Very impressive.
     
  7. phdedieu

    phdedieu Karting

    Apr 17, 2011
    62
    Warrington PA
    Full Name:
    Philippe
    I live near Doylestown in Bucks County and De Groot Exotics would have been the closer to me.

    Thank you very much for the comments and insight. My first instinct regarding Algar was that a dealership would be more costly and not necessarily better, and I was looking at other potential options from the veterans of the forum, and spare me some rookie mistakes.

    I couldn't thank you enough and look forward to meeting in the near future

    Philippe
     
  8. RobD

    RobD Formula 3

    Nov 10, 2003
    1,181
    USA
    +1
     
  9. e3enigma

    e3enigma Karting

    Jul 30, 2011
    55
    Thousand Oaks
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    Mike
    New to the board here and live in Bucks County. Thanks for posting the insights on potential mechanics etc. Just purchased a 360. Hopefully, I will meet some of you soon.
     
  10. michael bayer

    michael bayer Formula 3

    Aug 4, 2004
    1,292
    Let me second the comments on Algar They are terrific not the typical dealer You will be hard pressed to do better I actually order the parts for my vintage Ferraris from them there is little difference in price and Livio their parts guy has an amazing ability to find anything M
     
  11. StrangeBru

    StrangeBru Rookie

    May 20, 2019
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    Bruce Bergenfeld
    Hi all. I'm from Yardley Bucks County. Just bought a 2007 F430. I see that this thread is 8 years old so I wanted to know if opinions of mechanics in the Delaware Valley area (better if closer to Southeast Bucks Co) have remained the same. Any new opinions, and have any more of you tried the suggestions in this thread, Algar for instance ?
     
  12. Qksilver

    Qksilver F1 Rookie
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    Feb 11, 2005
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    Joe G.
    Bruce - you're fortunate to have the best in the country not too far away. Call the guys at Scuderia Performante in Malvern.
     
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  13. colombo2cam

    colombo2cam Karting

    Jan 31, 2019
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    Ted Reimel
    second the nomination
     
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  14. JoeZaff

    JoeZaff F1 Veteran
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    Aug 5, 2007
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    Third that nomination. They are ferrari certified master mechanics and when Tony still worked at Algar, Ferrari considered him to be the best in the US and in the top ten in the world.

    It just doesn’t get better than them.
     
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  15. Jaguar36

    Jaguar36 Formula Junior

    Nov 8, 2010
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    Cherry Hill, NJ
    How do their prices compare to Algar's?
     
  16. Green308GTSi

    Green308GTSi Formula Junior
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    Barry Cross
  17. captglen

    captglen Formula 3
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    Nov 25, 2007
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    Skippack, PA
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    Glenn L.
    Thumbs Up on
    Scuderia Performante,
    Excellent mechanics
    and trustworthy !

    Sent from my SM-G965U using FerrariChat.com mobile app
     
  18. Challenge64

    Challenge64 F1 Veteran
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    Jul 28, 2004
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    Ron
    So you are still around! So what happened to my eBay sale? I bought an item from you and you totally blew me off. Took my money and never sent anything!
     

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