MG - Specialists in California

Acutech Auto
Sierra St
Yuba City
Contact: Steve

Alvarado Motorworks
2436 Whipple Rd
Tel: 510-757-9067
Contact: Julio Alvarado <>
Recommended by Geoffrey M. Bolton
I found Mr. Alvarado to be very professional and a man of his word. The owner and chief mechanic believes that his reputation and the quality of his work are the keys to his businesses success. I must say that this belief shows in his work. I will be taking my cars to him for more work.

Auto Vintagery
7757 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: 858.459.0806
Fax: 858.459.1350
Contact: James Alcorn <>
Recommended by Greg Newton ( The Vintagery specializes in (but not limited to) restorationsand repair of MGA twincam and pushrod models. Routine maintainenceto frame-off restorations are done. Parts also available.

Britalia Import Auto
1121 E Elm Ave
California 92831-5023
Tel: 714.879.7531
Fax: 714.879.7541
Contact: Walt or Haig <>

British & Italian Auto
3770A Hancock St.
San Diego
Tel: (619) 298-9020

British & European Auto Service
1385 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-4334
Tel: (415) 861-3030
Contact: Robert Vilches

British Auto Electric
2722 East Carnival Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
Tel: 714-630-1074
Fax: 714-630-3169
Contact: Jerry Felper
Pre-war to Modern Electrical repair, restoration, rebuilding. MG T Series Specialists. Generators, Starters, Regulators, Wiper Motors, Distributors etc. Concours, race or original

British Automotive Service
445 Lambert St
Palo Alto
Tel: 650 326 9653

British Automotive
21 Pamaron Way
Novato, CA 94949
Tel: (415) 883-7200
Fax: (415) 883-7200
Contact: Doug Jackson <>
Authorized Moss Motors distributor.MGB - Stock/custom Engines, Brakes, Suspension.Mail order parts or onsite service for your MGB!

British Car Service
1990-C Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
Tel: (916) 489-5361
Contact: Dan Kelly
Parts & Service. Factory Trained Technicians. MG Specialistis Steve

British Car Service
2120 A Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, California 92627
Tel: (949) 642-4122
Contact: Chris Gough

British Car Specialists
2060 N Wilson Way
Tel: 209-948-8767
Fax: 209-948-1030
Contact: Norman Nock <>
We have a complete service and parts department. MG dealer for 14 years. We have been in the same location since 1971. SU and Lucas Experts. Technical phone calls to Norman Nock or David Nock are welcome. Rare parts located by Sheila (Nock) Huggins. Norman was the Lucas Rep. to Canada. Business started in 1957 in San Francisco.

British Cars Only
6318 Sepulveda Blvd.
Van Nuys
Tel: 818 786-9041
Fax: 818 786-9049
Contact: Dave <>

British European Auto
1525 S. Pacific Ave.
San Pedro
Tel: (310) 833-1525
Recommended by Karl Swearingen

British Heritage Motorsports
10439 Prospect Avenue
Santee, CA 92021
Tel: (619)258-1116
Fax: (619)258-1116
Contact: Randy Zoller
Recommended by Mary Turner ( Randy is the only mechanic that I allow to work on my car.He has done extensive repairs from rebuilding the tranny toadding a complete interior. Heritage can work on any Britishcar from MG to Rolls Royce. Concourse and race preparationdone to perfection. Always available for great advice andemergency repairs.

British Masters Racing
598 A. Airport Rd.
Tel: (619) 722-6878

British Motorsports, Inc.
1143 Dell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Tel: (408) 370-7174
Bill Brandt ( recommends: Supply of new, used, and rebuilt parts for all British cars. Service available. Good knowledge of British cars. Always willing to assist in diagnosis of problems and has knowledge of all systems used in British cars. Parts cars available or project cars available for restoration projects.

British Parts Depot
2720 Main St
San Diego
Tel: (619) 544-0999
Fax: (619) 544-1067
Contact: Al <>
Recommended by Thomas E Stewart
I have been using this shop for over 2 years now. It is by far the most in depth service I have ever recieved. They have worked on all of my British cars, 76 Midget, 59 Morris Minor, 72 MGB. The owner and mechanic is extremely helpful in providing extensive information on any subject in dealing with the care and maintenance, and upgrading of my vehichles. I have found their work to be very complete and through. I no of no british garage that can even come close to this one. I would recommend them to anyone.

British Spares West
21407 Vanowen Street
Canoga Park
Tel: 818 884-7111 / 1-800-99PARTS
Fax: 818-884-7495
Contact: Tom Burnett <>
Recommended by Mark Meeker

British Sports & Imports
4481 Brockton Ave.
Tel: 909-781-0577
Fax: 909-369-8030
Contact: Tom Shaney <>

British Sports Car Center
2997 Alhambra Drive
Cameron Park, California 95682
Tel: 530-676-7226
Fax: 530-676-5421
Contact: Lawrence Alexander <>
Nationally-known MG restoration experts, with expertise in all models of MG from pre-war to 1980. Sells parts new & used, and often has MGs for sale. SU & Z-S carburetor rebuilding a specialty. (They are the supplier of Moss Motors' rebuilt carbs.)

British Sports Cars
640 Marsh St.
San Luis Obispo
Tel: 1-805-544 2277
Fax: 1-805-543 7036
Email: <>

2825 El Maino Real
Palo Alto
Tel: (714) 998-7920

C & J Classics
2199 N. Batavia #P
Orange, California 92665
Tel: (714) 998-7920
Fax: (714) 998-5275
Contact: Chris or Jenny
Recommended by Julian Dufour ( Work on most British classics from anything as small as anoil change to a full on restoration. Most services are offered, with the exception of paint and body. Privately owned by a British couple. Chris has earned his apprentice-ship while in the UK working on these cars (MGs, Triumphs,Hillman, Sprites, etc..). Cars he has worked on includean engine rebuild on my MGB, and other people's Triumph Stag, Hillman, and Austin Healey. Some cars he has worked onhave won awards at shows. Excellent prices and good customer communication.

California Import
4033 Ralston Common
Fremont, CA 94538
Tel: 510-657-0225
Recommended by chris nijland (

Car Nation
5101 El Camino Ave
Tel: 916 483-2722

Clark's Tops
2900 Adams St. #C-38
Tel: (909) 353-2505

Collins Classics
609 California Drive
Tel: 1 650 685-4477
Contact: Tom Collins <>
Repairs and restoration to any degree.

Corte Madera British & European
36 Industrial Way
Tel: 415-924-1450
Fax: 415-924-6042

Costelli & Pardini's
2002 Palm Ave.
San Mateo
Tel: (415) 571-7001

Darrins MG Service
9330 Oso Ave unit G
Chatsworth CA.91311
Tel: 818-882-4414
Fax: 818-993-1968
Contact: Darrin Sher <>
We are a full repair and restoration shop for MG cars. We have a huge selection of new and used parts at unbelievably low prices. 19 years exsperience all of our employees own and drive their MGs Daily. We cover it all mechanical interior and tops and paint and body. Please call us anytime for information, advice, or just to say hello. 818 882-4414

Recommended by Ian Flanders ( I have been going to Darrin for many years now and he is the only person I would trust with my cars. He is VERY fair and wants to keep you as a customer. I went to a few places in the Los Angeles area and I was over charged for work that was not done correctly. He diagnosed the problems and fixed them for much less than the other shops charged In the past few years he has not only grown out of his shop ( he moved to a bigger one)but he now has complete Tire service avalible Give him a call, he is the best.

Emile's Sports Car Performance
3501 Portola Drive
Santa Cruz
Tel: (831) 479-1588
Contact: Emile

European Leisure LLC
23188 Old Ranch Road
Tel: 1 619 659 9323
Fax: 1 619 659 9328
Contact: Terry Lucas

Eurotech Motors
6391 Capitol Ave. #A
Diamond Spgs
Tel: (916) 622-3738

Foreign Auto Service
21791 Foothill Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541
Tel: 510-886-2266
Contact: Dave Pelton
Recommended by Dan Wax ( 27 years experience in servicing and restoring MGs

Gasoline Alley
4407 Solano Ave.
Napa, CA 94558
Tel: 707-226-2359
Contact: Roger Watt, owner
Robert A. Muh ( recommends: Classic and antique autos. They will service and provide parts locator services.

7445 University Ave. (at Lowell)
La Mesa (San Diego)
Tel: 619-461-3600
Contact: Robert Nobles
Recommended by Maggie Conway
There is always an MG or two (or three) there receiving tender, loving care!

Jim Griffin & Son British Cars
1261 San Mateo Avenue
San Bruno, CA
Tel: 415-589-7619
Contact: Gerald Griffin
Recommended by Dan Robinson ( All British cars, but specializing in MG and Triumph.Quality mechanical work; and ajacent body & paint shop.

Jim Rickman Motors
3240 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA. 91107
Tel: (818) 793-5397
Contact: Jim Rickman
Amit Patel recommends ( An all british family run shop specializing in Rolls and Bentley andl all other cars british. Jim's a transplanted Brit who's specialty is restoring and repairing all fine of examples of british engineering :-) You won't find a more knowledgeable or amiable fellow anywhere!
Because of Jim's expert knowledge of British classics he is a highly sought after classic car show judge and has judged many concours d'elegance shows including the prestigious show at pebble beach. (but he's still just a regular guy:-)

John Bull British Car Parts and Repair
199A Mayhew Way, Walnut Creek
CA 94596
Tel: (510) 937-2671
Recommended by Brad Crowe: Mike, the owner of the shop provides me with quick diagnosis and reasonable repair costs.
Also recommended by Jim Heron: Mike provided EXCELLENT service with very reasonable prices!!! and he was quite helpful to a novice MG owner like myself, he was patient and made sure I understood what he did.

Lesco Engine Machine
3000 McMillan Ave
San Luis Obispo
Tel: 805-596-0400
Fax: 805-596-0205
Contact: Stephan Kennedy <>
Engine Rebuilding of all cars.

Luihn Classics
3516 Twin Falls Court
Tel: (209) 523-3290
Contact: Walt Luihn <>
Specializing in MG-T Service and Restorations Excellent workmanship at a price you can afford, repairs also on MGA and MGB. Cars repaired or restored from daily drivers to concours show winners.

Martin Hveem Automobile Restorations
1520 Schwab Street
Red Bluff
Tel: 530 529-6450
Fax: 530 529-6452
Contact: Martin Hveem <>
Recommended by Keith Langan ( Martin does EXCELLENT restoration work on T series MG's. His most recent project was a 49 EXU which took a 2nd at Silverdo (his first concours outing). The car has subsequently won a number of firsts at other shows. He is currently doing a ground up on my 47 TC which is coming along nicely. I have found Martin to be honest, and detail oriented. i heartily recommend him to anyone in No. Calfornia or elsewhere.

MG Service
370 Colusa Ave.
Tel: (510) 524-2375

Mike Goodman's Sports Car Service Ltd
16940 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, California 91406
Tel: (818) 996-7388
Fax: (818) 996-5909
Recommended by Jim Shade ( Expert Service and Parts. Anything from minor repair to full restorations.

Mike's Imports and Engines
516 Santa Rosa Ave.
Santa Rosa
Tel: 707-528-2715
Contact: Mike Kostakis <>
Affordable repairs and maintenance services for any year or model MG

Miller's Sports & Imports
80 N. Altadena Dr.
Tel: 626-793-0487
Contact: Skip Miller
Recommended by Bob Dunlap: Skip takes care of my MGB and has been very knowlegeable with the car. He has done a engine rebuild reasonably,diagnosed my many problems and I recommend him.

Mission British Motor Car Service
24002 Via Fabricante
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Tel: (714)768-6551
NOT recommended by Philppe Tusler ( This is, I'm afraid, a recommendation to NOT use the above service. My experience with them is in having purchaseda supposedly rebuilt transmission, finding it wasn't rebuilt,and having them attempt to repair it three times. The outcome was that I had to double-clutch second gear untilthe laygear bearings went. The subsequent rebuild at adifferent provider showed worn, damaged, and incorrectparts used in the previous rebuild. All attempts to havethe situation rectified were rebuffed. Their work and attitude is unprofessional and sloppy.
Also Not recommended by Marc Millaire ( This is to "not recommend" these poeple.At the end of last year the owner of BMC was given $200.00 to purchase a E.G.R valve for my midget so i could get it to smog.I haven't heard from him since.I think they are now out of business and my cash will never be seen again! Need to get a referral on getting my 79 midget serviced and smogged for the comming summer.

Moss Motors Ltd.
440 Rutherford St.
Goleta, CA 93117
Tel: 800-667-7872
Fax: 805-692-2525
Email: <>
Complete line of spares and accessories for MG, Triumph, Austin Healey and Jaguar.

Napa Valley Automobile Restorations
P.O. Box 5371
Tel: 707 259-1336
Fax: 707 224-9247
Contact: Jerry Redman

O'Connor Classics
2569 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
California 95050
Tel: 408 727-0430
Fax: 408 727-3987
Contact: Mike O'Connor
Peter D. Norton ( recommends: Specializes in all MG's and is an excellent source of MGknowledge and history.Does fine restoration and service work, plus has an outstanding stock of parts on hand.Sells MG's of all vintages, and will seek out special modelsfor customers.

Full line of parts for MG, Triumph, Autrin Healey and Jaguar. Full service mechanic and sales of original makes.

Pitt Shop
645 Mangrove St.
Tel: () 343-5852

Reddy's MG Service
370 Colusa Ave
Kensington, California 94707-2375
Tel: 510-524-2375
Contact: Hilary Reddy <>
Repair, maintenance and restoration of MGB's. Our goal is to keep the cars original and on the road. We use the factory maintenance schedules and OEM parts. We are situated in the San Francisco bay area and regularly prepare MG's for smog inspections.

Roadster Wks
18301 Parthenia Ave.
Tel: (818) 988-3321

Rowe Assos.
5421 Adams Ct.
Contact: Carol Anne Rowe <>
MG 1950-1953

Shadetree Motors, Ltd.
3895 Mammoth Cave Court
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Tel: 925-846-1309
Fax: 925-846-1309
Contact: Skip Kelsey <>
We have a $500,000 inventory of parts for all MGs, including TC,TD,TF,MGA,MGB. We offer discount pricing on all parts. Specializing in hard to find parts.Technical advice is freely given, based on 37 years experience in maintaining MG cars.Free UPS shipping on all orders over $50. Authorised Moss Motors parts distributor.

South Bay British
4738 W. 156th St
Lawndale, CA
Tel: 310-725-0075
Contact: Tina Hibbitt <>
We are an independent garage in the Los Angeles area specializing in MG and British car repair and restoration. Our facility is equipped with tools and equipment plus a smart and knowledgeable staff to service your car better and faster. Our goal is to provide honest and expert car service plus, your satisfaction is our #1 priority!

South Bay Imported Cars
640 Torrance Blvd.
Redondo Bch
Tel: (310) 316-2485

Sportscars Limited
10170 Croydon Way Suite M
Tel: 916 366 0330
Fax: 916 244 2783
Contact: Michael Singleton <>
Recommended by Martin
British sports car repair and restorations. MG, Triumph, Austin Healey, etc....

Vehicles Unlimited II
1475 Old County Rd
Tel: 650-592-7647
Contact: Marty

West Coast British
190 Airway Blvd
Tel: 925 606 8301
Contact: M. Green <>
Mike Green's West Coast British was opened in 1981, he is THE British car specialist in the SF Bay Area.

Westland Auto
3111 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite
Thousand Oaks, California 91362
Tel: (805) 495 2357
Contact: Jim, Mark or Rick
Recommended by Adam Gilbert ( Jim has been caring for my MGB for years and has always done remarkable work (fixing the problem the first time) and for a reasonable price. I could not recommend him more. It may be a bit of a schlep from Los Angeles, but well worth it if you have any English car.

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