2 classic 1940's vintage automobiles restored by Black Horse Garage

Discover Black Horse Garage, A hidden treasure in Bridgeport, CT

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Black Horse Garage in Bridgeport, CT. We’re proud and honored to tell you about our heritage. Our business was founded by Frank Buonanno, a master engine rebuilder and European sports car mechanic with a lifelong love of exotic automobiles. Today, Black Horse Garage is owned and managed by Frank’s son, John Buonanno. The Buonanno team continues to provide our clients with the best possible automotive service experience available for classic cars anywhere.

Personal commitment makes the difference

Black Horse Garage is distinguished by ability, process and organization, attention to detail, integrity, and decades of experience working on vintage, classic, and exotic automobiles. We are passionate about what we do, and are therefore driven to be the best.

Get to know our founder, Frank Buonanno

Frank Buonanno established Black Horse Garage in 1991. Since the age of 15, when he volunteered to rebuild the engine of this father’s Ferrari, Frank had demonstrated a natural talent and determination for repairing exotic automobiles. He went on to be influenced and trained by some of the best Ferrari mechanics in the world, honing his skills and perfecting his craft. After more than two decades of working on Ferraris, Frank decided to explore other luxury makes, such as the Aston-Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Mercdes-Benz, and Jaguar, by opening his own car repair and restoration facility in Miami, FL, and eventually in Bridgeport, CT, where we are today. Frank now has over 45 years of experience restoring all types of amazing vehicles, and is the recipient of countless national awards from the most elite European Sports Car Events.

Black Horse Garage founder - Frank Buonanno
Black Horse Garage founder - Frank Buonanno

Continuing a tradition of  excellence in classic car restoration & service

Today, Frank’s skill and craftsmanship are carried forward by John Buonanno. John is committed to honoring his father’s legacy by exceeding client expectations with unmatched quality and service. He has surrounded himself with a team of mechanics who are all dedicated to performing flawless work on every car the shop is privileged to touch. At Black Horse the goal is to create a unique, enjoyable, and interactive experience for our clients, and give each project the respect and attention it deserves. At our Union Avenue facility, we can do more for our clients than ever before. We appreciate that our clients’ time is valuable, and by offering every service required for classic and exotic cars, our clients don’t need worry about the details.

Our business is built on trust

We are truly grateful, and humbled by, all the different and amazing cars we’ve worked on over the years. At the same time, we look forward to the excitement of new projects, and experiencing time and again the creative energy we share with our clients, both new and longstanding.

Classic car care without Compromise

Under our roof, your special car can get its oil changed or engine rebuilt. We can carefully store it during the winter, or strip it to bare metal for a respray. Black Car Garage makes owning a classic car more rewarding and convenient than you ever thought possible.


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