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First let me say, what an AWESOME group, I have had 15 private emails since I posted this last night, and people have even given me their cells to call them.  Just to document for future people looking for the a mechanic, here are the responses:
 
- Motorcars Inc, Plainville - 10 Recommendations, people are willing to drive over an hour to use them
- Black Horse, Bridgeport - 2 Recommendations
 
The following each had 1 recommendation:
- J & J, Westport, member said my experience was not typical and I should try them again
- Nino's Performance, Bethany 
- British Motorcars, Norwalk
- White Plains Jaguar, White Plains
- JP Motors, Woodbridge
 
I know this adds up to more than 15, some people recommended more than 1!  
 
Also, Auto Tech in Stamford was specifically NOT recommended.
 
So, based on this, I have already called Motorcars Inc and plan to drive up there today to meet them!
 
Thanks everyone!
 
Steve Rakoczy
 
Steve: I would suggest that the travel to Motorcars may well be worth it. Dean Cusano there knows his way well around older and vintage Jags, and in particular XJSs and E-Types. He autocrosses with great success in an XJS, often having been fastest overall in the JCNA national championship.

I am a long-time customer of Motorcars, having bought the best part of a dozen cars from them, most recently (two days ago) a 1989 XJS. All of my cars are serviced at Motorcars. I hold Dean and Joe, and the rest of their crew, in the highest of regard.

Cordially,
Doug Gillette
 

Sorry to be so didactic, but you would be a fool to go anywhere other than MotorcarsInc: it's that simple. Get AAA Plus, and you can be towed, free, to any of these places, including Plainville.  This is a true full-sevice shop: restoration, repairs, sales,and storage. I cannot say enough about Dean Cusano: he is honest and true, which is extremely rare, especially amongst car dealers. But you already knew that. He has a parts inventory that is unsurpassed, save for SNJ Barrett. Ask anyone who has dealt with him.  Not that it helps you directly, but he is a true enthusiast, not just a businessman, and currently holds the Slalom record for the US, in a Jag he built himself. IMHO, it's unarguable, no matter where you live. Do yourself the favor of, at least, talking to him.

Bob Mitchell Weston CT (much farther than you !)

 

Hello,

I bought my fist Jaguar last year, a new 2015 XF, great car, but I always wanted an older one.  So at Barrett-Jackson at Mohegan Sun, I bought a 1990 XJS V12 convertible.   Now I want to get it checked out and make sure I avoid any problems.  I have had BMWs for the last 20 years and in warranty I take them to the dealer and out of it I have had a great guy to too take care of them, but that was in Philly.  I am looking for the same close to Miflord, CT.  I looked on the Jaguar discussion group and J&J in Westport had good reviews,  I emailed them and no response , then I called them and was told I would get a call back and they never did. I don't plan to beg to get service, so I am looking for other suggestions. 

In order of closeness, I found these on Jagshops.com, but they do not have any reviews, so any info you have would be appreciated.

European Auto Repair – Norwalk  http://www.jagshops.com/connecticut/european-auto-center-repair

Auto Tech Foreign Car Service   http://www.jagshops.com/connecticut/auto-tech-foreign-car-service-stamford-ct

 

Motorcars Inc in Plainville had great reviews, but they are an hour away, so I would rather be closer.  Any help would be appreciated.

 

Steve

 
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