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● Cars bought & sold at our shop location 

● Consignment sales available

● Busy location gets your car seen and sold


Robert G

"I wanted to leave a review concerning my experience with Cardone and daughter. My wife and I recently decided to purchase a classic car for use during the summer months. We ended up deciding on a 1966 convertible beetle. The sale was handled by David Cardone and we couldn't be happier. Not only was David knowledgeable, courteous, and instructive but his ability to point out important findings with both sales and mechanical issues was invaluable. His years of expertise in both buying, selling and fixing classic cars was unreal. It made the process a pleasant and informative adventure rather than something to be dreaded. Although the foray into classic car purchase isn't exactly inexpensive, I feel the cost would have been so much more had we not had David helping us through the process. In our exam of the car David allowed me to look at the car on my own for a period of time and then ask pertinent questions. I never felt pressured, coerced or "handled" in my purchase. Truthfully, I almost felt like I was speaking to my knowledgeable friend who was just helping me with the purchase. It was such a pleasure to meet him and work with him. I know I will be doing more business with Cardone and daughter in the future and highly recommend them."


1991 Lotus Elan


  • 1.6 Turbo, 5 Speed, Low Miles (31,400)

  • White on Black Leather – Interior and Convertible Top Like New

  • Last Owner – 20 years, from 1999 at 24,350 miles to 2019 at 31,480 miles

  • Beautiful – Clean – Well Cared For

  • A/C – Power: Steering, Windows, Mirrors & Locks

  • Alarm System – FWD

1973 Triumph GT6 Coupe


6 Cylinder, Low Miles (29k), Blue, 4 Speed

Kept in Dry Storage 25 Years

  • Mechanically rebuilt and renovated during 2019-2020

  • Fully serviced

  • Excellent condition throughout

  • Runs, drives, shifts, stops, handles – all well

*NOTE: Please ignore "wind" noise in videos

1960 MGA



Current compression: 160 – 170 – 165 – 170


2019 @ 36,312 Maintenance, fuel tank sending unit


2013 @ 35,824 New:

  • Brake and clutch master cylinder

  • Clutch slave cylinder

  • Rear brake cylinders & clean, lube, adjust rear brakes

  • Front calipers & brake hoses

  • Sand rotors, replace pads

  • Inspect & repack wheel bearings

  • Adjust valves

  • Plugs & fuel filter (cap, rotor OK)

  • Complete front & rear carb rebuild

  • Upper & lower radiator hoses

  • Change antifreeze

  • Oil & filter change

  • Trans & differential fluid changes

  • Main battery power cable & starter cable

  • Rear & center exhaust hangers

*NOTE: Please ignore "wind" noise in videos

1957 VW Beetle


  • New floor pan complete

  • 36 HP engine

  • New brakes – front and rear

  • All new brake hydraulics: master, wheel cylinders, hoses, and brake lines

  • Parking brake cable

  • Rebuilt carburetor – tuned

  • New fuel tank

  • Fuel filter and hoses

  • Transmission mounts

  • Rear shocks

  • Clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing

  • Rear main seal

  • Upgraded front wheel bearings

  • Axle boots

  • Rear axle seal kits

  • Transmission fluid

  • Shift coupler and bushings

  • Starter

  • New seals on windshield, rear glass, and rear ¼ windows

NEEDS: paint, interior and wiring

*NOTE: Please ignore "wind" noise in videos

1965 VW Beetle

  • Good condition, good compression, good clutch



  • Brake master cylinder – dual brake circuit conversion

  • Front and rear wheel cylinders, brake hoses

  • Front and rear brake shoes, brake hardware kits

  • Axle seal kit

  • Fuel pump, complete tune up, valve adjustment

  • Trans mount, engine mounts 


  • Interior, seat upholstery, headliner

  • Interior door panels

  • Carpeting, mats

  • Chrome rims and chrome accents: including chrome door sills, running boards, vent grill


1963 Lambretta Motor Scooter

Model: TV 175              4,500 Miles


  • Kept in dry storage

  • Well cared for by retired engineer

  • Runs, shifts, stops excellent

SOLD, but we have a 1955 Lambretta that will be available shortly

1939 Evinrude Sportsman


  • Model #: 4298


  • Horse Power rating: 2


  • Test run: yes



  • Runs very well

  • Good condition

1970 Evinrude Yachtwin


Model #: 4036E


Horse power rating: 4


Test run: yes



  • Runs very well

  • Original fuel tank – available at extra cost


David J.

"I just had one of the best experiences one could have buying a rebuilt motor for my Austin Healey. My wife and I were impressed by what must be one of the cleanest most organized shops out there. Everything was labeled and in its place and the personnel could not have been more polite and helpful. Would I have work done or buy there again? Absolutely!"

1275cc Cylinder Head


65-80 A Series


Casting # 12G1316


  • Has smog ports – that can be plugged for non-smog application

  • Surfaced

  • Valve job & Valves lapped

  • 8 New bronze valve guides

  • 8 Valve guide seals

  • Glass beaded

  • Springs shimmed

VW Engine Rebuilt


Engine #: AH059721-1600  

Austin Healey 3000

Engine Rebuilt


Engine #: 29F RU 3988  

NOTE: Ran engine on test stand, oil pressure – OK (shown with TR6 test carbs)  

1500 Spitfire/Midget Engine Rebuilt


Engine #: EM27J8UESS   

Machine WORK:

  1. Wash – Measure – Inspect

  2. Hone cylinders

  3. Polish crank

  4. Valve job

  5. Adjust valves


New Parts:

  • Main bearings

  • Rod bearings

  • Oil pump

  • Piston ring set

  • Head gasket set

  • Oil pan gasket set

  • Freeze plugs

  • Push rods

  • “Old” engine core required or core charge additional

Triumph TR6 Rebuilt Engine



   (Or Rebuild Your British Engine)

   Engine #: CF100470E

VW Rebuilt Engine


Engine # B6197516 – dual Port 1600/85 mm



  • Old engine core required or core charge additional

  • Flywheel not included

  • Carb, intake, distributor, fuel pump, exhaust NOT included: installed for test run on bench


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