Cerone Automotive

We Specialize in the Service, Sales & Brokering of hard to find Muscle Cars


Joe Cerone of Cerone Automotive is the only person that I will ever let touch my '66 GTO. 

It was the second time I tried to restore the car I bought new in 1966. 

The first time I went to a body shop that did a great job camouflaging their mistakes and shoddy repair work by making the car look good on the outside while ignoring serious interior unseen areas. They even created problems by cutting corners on repairs.  

That all changed when I met Joe Cerone. Joe ended up doing a complete "frame off". The results were outstanding. He corrected the sloppy work of others and restored a car that looks as if it came off the assembly line.

He is a perfectionist and the most knowledgeable classic car person I have ever met. He knows these cars inside and out. I watched him many times working on my car and each time I was amazed at his knowledge and expertise. 

If you want your classic beauty to not only look its best but also perform to its full potental, then Joe is the one to call. 

Joe Pompei - 8/16/2018 

Great Service

If you are looking for an honest, straight forward, and extremely knowledeable mechanic, then look no further.

I brought a basket case to Joe and within a week I was up and running. It was a business vehicle that another mechanic who actually recommended Joe did not want to work on anymore. 

When your peers have that much respect for you it reay says something. 

5 Stars *****

Dave Cormier

Newington, CT 8/13/18

55 Chevy Belair

So I recently purchased a 55 and asked a few buddies in my area if they knew of a knowledgeable and reputable mechanic that works on these cars, they all said go see Joe Cerone! 

Let me tell you that was the best move I've ever done!

Joe is a perfectionist when it comes to his customers and that's just what I like! He's VERY knowledgeable, he does what you ask, and he's HONEST! Hard to find this type of guy that is out for your own best interest when it comes to your automotive needs!

Thanks for taking the time Joe and working diligently in getting my 55 running superbly! YOU ARE THE MAN!

Glad I found you Joe!

Marsh Dorfman

April 23, 2018

Two years ago I bought a 64 Impala and have been upgrading it ever since. My goal is to have it be as close to original as possible. During the first year, I used local shops, spent lots of time and money with limited results.                       Then I had the privilege of meeting Joe Cerone. It was apparent right away that he is a consummate pro with a tremendous knowledge about old cars. He has grown up in the business, and believe me he is simply the best in my opinion. In addition to his knowledge he is honest and has an abundance of integrity. Joe has done a lot of work on my car since then, and I'm thrilled
with the results. I can also say that he always looks for ways exceed desired results, and is willing to provide viable alternatives for the customer to
consider to stay within a budget. In my opinion, his experience and
distinguishes him from his peers, so much so that i have dubbed him "The Doctor" of Muscle Cars. Without hesitation, I would recommend Cerone Automotive !
for all of your restoration and repair projects.

Hank Carlson

5 Star Rating: Highly Recommended

Superb work on antique/classic automobiles; premium work given to each auto at the shop.  Very impressive indoor garage work area, extremely organized & clean. Knowledgeable owner/secure site.

Owner has extensive experience specializing in classic/antique cars and gives customers specialized treatment.  Owner takes great pride in performing top rated service.  The building is extra clean and entire lot is securely fenced in and well lit in a heavily populated business location.  Owner is very professional, courteous and thorough with all work performed for every customer.  I would highly recommend entrusting your prized classic automobile to this business and you will receive honest answers to all of your questions.

Pros: very thorough work done to assure excellent quality work  Cons: none I noticed


Best Merchant/Dealer/Specialist for rare classic and muscle cars

If you are shopping around in CT for classic/muscle/vintage autos this is the person to talk to.  Work is absolutely amazing, service is fantastic and honest.  I would never trust this kind of business with anyone else.

Pros: Highly Skilled, knowledgeable and professional Cons: None


71 Mustang Coupe

I finally found Joe almost 2 years ago after being taken for a couple of unpleasant rides with other garages and I've got to say he's fantastic. He takes the time to explain in detail what's wrong and what to do to fix it. He's corrected many screw ups done by the guys who restored it...I wish I'd known about him before! I trust him with my car 100% - it has been in the family since my Mom bought it new from Berlin Ford and with Joe's help it'll be around for many more years. Thanks Joe


Sharon Reynolds


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