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© 2014 - Cardone & Daughter Automotive - Vintage and Contemporary Car Repair - Old Saybrook, CT USA

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Call 860-664-0727 today for more information

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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."


1948 Ford Super Deluxe 


Flathead V8 – Convertible – 74K
Excellent condition – nice top, interior & body

  • Solid underneath

  • Recent brakes all around, including wheel cylinders, master cylinder & new drums, new rear hubs, front bearings

  • Rebuilt distributor

  • Recent tune

  • Rebuilt heater core & fan

  • Water pump

  • Rebuilt distributor

  • Rebuilt carburetor

  • Recent wires

  • Starter solenoid, starter drive

1959 Mercedes 190SL


  • White with black top, red interior, 96K

  • Family owned since 1984

  • All repairs done in last 100 miles, 3 months

1959 Mercedes 190SL

1977 MGB




  • Good compression: 125-130psi

  • Transmission rebuilt

  • New clutch parts

  • Carbs rebuilt (dual carbs)

  • Brakes excellent, firm high pedal, stops straight

  • Engine runs strong

  • Handles well, steers straight, no play

  • Trans & rear diff quiet

  • No rattles

  • Top good

  • Good heat & defrost

1952 Chevy Panel Truck

6 Cyl, 3 Speed, very solid frame,

excellent mechanical condition



  • PT Cruiser adjustable seats and 3 Pt. belts

  • Runs, drives, shifts, stops, great

  • 12 Volt alternator conversion, incl wipers

  • Dual master cylinder upgrade with reservoir access cover

  • Brake job, wheel cylinders, hardware kits

  • Water pump, t-stat, hoses, belt

  • Gas tank, fuel pump, carb rebuild, tuneup

  • Coil, valve adjustment

  • All motor and trans mounts

  • Oil pan gasket, all fluids changed, oil with ZDDP

  • Front & rear shocks, sway bar bushings

  • Windshield glass & seals, rear door glass & seals

  • Welded new cabin floor

  • Much – much more


1966 VW Beetle

  • Very solid – excellent condition

  • One owner since 1994

  • 98K miles, good compression

  • Well cared for

  • Drives, runs, shifts, stops wonderfully

  • Looks great, interior, seats and padding, top, paint all redone during prior restoration

  • Recent repairs:

              - Brakes

              - Starter

              - Clutch kit

              - Heater boxes & muffler


1971 VW Bus

  • 46K Miles

  • Pop-up top

  • Awning & poles

  • Hammock

  • VW sink w/ icebox (not shown)

  • Coleman stove

  • Very clean throughout

  • Like new interior


1973 MGB-GT

(Last owner – 23 years)

4 Cyl, STD with overdrive, orange

  • Excellent condition

  • Well cared for – solid underside – excellent body and paint

  • Clean throughout, like new interior

  • Good compression 135-150psi

  • Urethane lower control arm bushings

Recent repairs:

  • Rear wheel cylinders, front brakes (recent rears)

  • Clutch slave, hose & master

  • Oil change


1961 MGA 1600 MKII


1959 Austin Healey 100-6

  • With Overdrive

  • 55K miles

  • Well cared for

  • Garaged clean

  • No rust

  • Beautiful red paint

  • Black leather interior with red piping

  • Transmission just rebuilt

  • New clutch

  • Engine rebuilt 15K ago

  • Excellent top

  • Tonneau cover

  • Side curtains

  • 1,000 Miles on tires

  • Wire wheels

  • Good brakes

  • Suspension

  • Owned 20 years


1963 Triumph TR4


  • Black, with red interior – white piping

  • Seats, interior panels, black carpeting,

       dash all excellent

  • Chrome wire wheels

  • Tonneau cover

  • Overdrive

  • Front sway bar – factory option

  • Good compression: 175, 170, 170, 165psi

  • Good oil pressure

  • Original jack (& extra jack & lead hammer)

  • Electronic ignition

  • Hi-torque starter

  • Aluminum finned valve cover

  • Upgraded brake hoses

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo Coupe

​700 (seven hundred) Original Miles!

Black with black interior, 5 speed

New work just done 9/11/17:

  • Oil & Filter

  • Battery

  • Fuel Filter, Fuel Pump

  • Timing Belt

  • Timing Tensioner

  • Balance Shaft Belt

  • Balance Shaft Belt Tensioner

  • Auxiliary Shaft Roller

  • 4 Tires & Valve Stems

  • Washer Pump & Wiper Blades

  • Air Filter

  • Belts

  • Water Pump & Thermostat

  • Coolant Flush

  • Brake Fluid Flush



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!"

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

 TR6 Used - Parts

  • Motor: good running motor, good compression, good oil pressure, no smoke, sounds very good - we will remove $1,900


  • Transmission – shifts well $750


  • Other parts available, including interior


Engine Running
Oil Pressure Gauge & Amp/Voltage Gauges
Exhaust - No Smoke
Compression Test

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


Austin Healey BN-7 3000 Rebuilt Engine


(Or Rebuild Your British Engine)


Engine #: 29E RU H961           6 Port Head


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