Ferrari Mechanic in SF Bay Area

Discussion in 'California & Nevada (Northern)' started by renz, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. renz

    renz Rookie

    May 26, 2012
    San Mateo, CA
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    Hello all,

    I'm relocating my 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS to the San Francisco Bay area. I'm looking for a Ferrari mechanic based on the Peninsula, East Bay, or San Francisco. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance. It's good to be back in the forum!

  2. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Search the forum plenty of answers on that but i would go all the way in san jose to see Roberto at Roselli. True italian, over 40. Years of experience. The best.

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  3. renz

    renz Rookie

    May 26, 2012
    San Mateo, CA
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    Thanks, much appreciated. My search has turned up great results!


  4. 4RELIFE

    4RELIFE Rookie

    Mar 2, 2017
    Northern California
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    Good morning,

    In business since 1979 hands down Sal Garcia and Sheldon Lew at Waterfront Automobili 1301 17th St SF, CA.

    It is not just a shop it is a family.

  5. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
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    Jul 1, 2013
    Menlo Park, CA
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    Paul Chua
    I've had great experiences with all these guys. I jump around because sometimes I have to work for extended periods in certain locations in the Bay Area, and it's hard to drive 2+ hours to certain shops (especially if your car has an immediate issue)

    South Bay: Roberto@Roselli
    Peninsula: Johanes@Dino Motors
    San Francisco: Tony@T&R Motors
    North Bay: John@GMP Motors

    Good Luck!
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  6. TGIF

    TGIF Karting

    Mar 7, 2016
    Milpitas, CA
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    I've used Roberto @Roselli's a few times and he' awesome. Walking through his shop is like a coffee and cars lot. Call ahead as he can get super busy and have a lead time.
  7. ipohopper

    ipohopper Karting

    Nov 5, 2006
    San Jose, CA
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    Always take my car to Rosellis. Best customer service and great pricing.
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  8. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Agreed !! I promised roberto to make sure ppl know how great he is!

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  10. Kaivball

    Kaivball Three Time F1 World Champ

    Jan 11, 2007
    Grand Prix Motors in Campbell.

    He has been caring for my 348 for 10 years.

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  11. Skidkid

    Skidkid F1 Veteran
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    Aug 25, 2005
    Campbell, CA
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    John Zornes
    For an older cat Grand Prix is great. Last time I was there he didn’t have an SD so there was some limitation on his ability to service a newer car. BUT I haven’t been there in years so it might hav3 changed.

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  12. Fernankr

    Fernankr Rookie

    Nov 24, 2012
    San Mateo Peninsula
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    K R Fernandez
    I highly recommend Danny and Johanes at Dino Motors in San Mateo. They are located near the intersection of the 92/101. They've serviced my 308 over the last 4 yrs and have always done a quality job. Including installing electronic ignition, new clutch, smog service, and transmission service. They do take their time but the quality is great.

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  13. Gene Yu

    Gene Yu Rookie

    Apr 10, 2018
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    Gene Yu
    Sal Garcia does great work-actually Sheldon does all the work. Attention to detail and everything is always done right. Problem is your car will be there a very long a very long time. I would suggest Pat Otis in the East BAY good work and fast turn around
  14. Montu

    Montu Rookie

    Mar 17, 2012
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    I highly recommend John Heim of GMP Cars ( in Novato. He has rebuilt my car's gearbox and fixed an electrical issue that my car was having. High quality work. He is thorough with a fast turnaround. He explained everything, even providing me a tutorial of the gearbox engineering. Great pricing too.
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  15. Mikey P

    Mikey P Karting

    Dec 1, 2003
    San Ramon, CA
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    Mike Ponte
    Juan at Grand Prix Motors is the best in the business...been going to him for over 20 years...Master mechanic, works on old and new..can't get any better
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  16. 4RE886

    4RE886 Formula 3

    Feb 10, 2009
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    Absolute best is Tony and his crew at T&R automotive in SF. This is what was in front of his shop today. Not pictured are 2 other Ferraris getting ready for a spa day. Image Unavailable, Please Login
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  17. ljj33

    ljj33 Rookie

    Aug 28, 2013
    Second this. Juan has been great. Makes servicing these cars a pleasant experience.

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  18. action-ant

    action-ant Karting

    Nov 16, 2015
    San Francisco, CA
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    +1 for Roberto at Roselli's in San Jose!
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  19. stillherehmm

    stillherehmm Rookie

    Aug 12, 2013
    I'm in Walnut Creek area. Need timing belt changed on 2000 360. Any suggestions? Bryan Crawler use to do my work but he's out of business now.
  20. KatMan

    KatMan Formula Junior
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    Apr 2, 2006
    Silicon Valley
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    Stan K
    Last I heard, he is still in business but in Austin Texas.
  21. Atami

    Atami Rookie

    Feb 7, 2019
    San Francisco Bay Area
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    Ali Raheem
    Could you pls advise where GP Motors is located? Can’t seem to find it in the SF Bay Area...thanks!

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  22. Mikey P

    Mikey P Karting

    Dec 1, 2003
    San Ramon, CA
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    Mike Ponte
    155 Kennedy Ave Campbell
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  23. ScudMarks

    ScudMarks Karting
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    Jan 22, 2018
    Bay Area, CA
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    Matthew Mauer
    Brian at San Francisco Motorsports is the best tech I have ever come across. Used to work for Patrick Ottis, and has extensive knowledge from 308’s to 458’s. Jesse who is the president of the service department is factory trained not only in all things Ferrari, but also Aston Martin, Jaguar, Range Rover, etc. Great crew over there.
  24. SFFerrari

    SFFerrari Karting

    Jul 21, 2013
    San Francisco
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    We are fortunate to have a handful of truly excellent Ferrari (and exotics) mechanics in the Bay Area. I’ve had the good fortune of coming to know each one over the years. In no particular order:

    Tony Abdulmassih, T&R Automotive, San Francisco

    Ted Taormina. Taormina Imports, San Carlos

    John Heim, GMP, Novato

    Also for classics, Patrick Otis in the East Bay.

    You can’t go wrong with any if them.
  25. Rosso Corsa Strada

    Nov 11, 2018
    Who would you recommend for PPI on an F430?

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