The New England Classic Car Company is able to provide the following services for owners of classic sports and race cars:
.As you can see in our showroom page, we specialize in smaller sports cars.....mostly British.....MG, Triumph, Lotus, Austin Healey, and Morgan. And usually ad, to the mix, Alfa, Fiat, Morris Minor, Mini, and occasionally an old Volvo, maybe this or that. But the basic business plan is selling smaller cars for fun driving.
Needless to day, most of these cars undergo a fair amount of prep prior to being placed in the showroom for sale. And a big part of our operation is the 'improving' of cars prior to delivery.
Take the typical 1960s or 1970s British sports car. Ripe for improvement. And what we offer is bringing these cars into the 21st century. With the addition of electronic ignition, powerful shrouded electric cooling fan, and being that redundancy is the highest form of reliability, we recommend a back up solid state fuel pump.
MGB batteries are sort of hidden in container compartments behind the seats. And under a metal panel. To make life easier, we can install remote jumper terminals. And for safety, emulating ALL race cars, a battery cut off switch.
While, in modern cars, we take for granted such items as cigarette lights (aka 'power outlets' in this modern non smoking world) and, of course, USB outputs. All of which we can install. Truth is, add a modern stereo (CD, Bluetooth, USB input) and it really brings the best out of an old car.
On the topic of MGBs, we do a lively business TRANSFORMING newer 'rubber bumper' MGBs from pleasant little touring cars to the best of the breed. Typically.....the process includes a complete professional chrome bumper conversion, we can also eliminate the side lights and weld in metal and blend in the paint. Then lower the car to the pre 1975 ride height. Add a 32/36 DGV Weber carb (even with the luxury of an automatic choke), improved exhaust manifold, convert to wire wheels (if not fitted by the factory), and these cars truly come alive. And you can see the results in our showroom.
And not leaving out Triumphs, the same applies. Electronic ignition, powerful radiator cooling fan, on and on. And for both TR6s and MGBs, we can offer powerful supplemental heating units under the dash and even air conditioning. For all climates and all seasons.
Another item that dramatically changes these 'period' sports cars.....a 5 speed conversion. But the virtues are not just the 5th gear 'overdrive.' All synchromesh (a big improvement when added to an early MGB or MGA), much closer ratios, far stronger and longer lasting, and finally....while something as inexpensive as a throw out bearing, clutch disc, or just a rear main seal requires engine removal, with the 5 speed, one can remove the transmission WITHOUT removing the engine.
Another specialty of our's is interior dye work. Take a dull looking white car with black interior, dye the interior (and, in the case of an MGB, the entire dash) in a deep red and voila! Gorgeous car.
Or a BRG or black car with black interior.....change to tan and what a difference. Again, look at cars on our showroom page for examples.
We offer engine and transmission rebuilding, suspension and brake work, electrical and hydraulic work, rust repair, painting, even a lot of experience in color changing. We install tonneau covers, convertible tops, install wood dashboards, the list is quite extensive.
We live and breach small sports cars. Which is why our corporate motto is 'NEVER buy a classic sports car you can't push by yourself.' But always have fun.
- Restoration Services
- Race Preparation
- Pre-purchase Examination
We have an effective program for selling a customer's cars on a consignment basis with world wide advertising, thirty five years experience in dealing with classic cars and racing vintage and historic racing cars, and a location ideally suited to displaying cars in the New York/Boston corridor with easy access to train, road, and New York area airports. We can assist with transport to our dealership where ALL of our inventory is retained in a bright, attractive, protected environment.
Including engine and transmission rebuilding, welding and fabrication, body prep and painting, interior and trim, wiring and electrics, wood refinishing, and all of the other areas of transforming something rough into a showable, road-usable collector's sports car.
Whether for VSCCA, SVRA, VRG, or HSR, we can offer quality race engine and transmission rebuilding/preparation, roll bar fabrication, chassis and suspension work and tuning, track-side setup, and even prepare cars for dual purpose road and race driving.
Monthly, seasonally, for the winter, or long term... Our facility is secure, heated, and dry. We can even provide periodic care and maintenance for cars we are storing.
For local customers, our mechanics can examine cars and give candid opinions after a thorough technical inspection.
We can arrange transport locally with our own trucks and trailers, nationwide, to Canada, and handle the transport and booking for shipping cars anywhere in the world.
Do we take trades? Well, always interested in discussing trading for cars similar to those seen in our inventory... Even up, or down. What do you have?
Many years of experience as a licensed dealer allows us to provide accurate information on replacement value for insurance and estate puroposes.
Competitive rates available towards the purchase of any of the cars in our inventory.