Award-Winning Ferrari Main Dealer H.R. Owen Opens Classic Cars Service Centre


November 16, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on November 16, 2015

H.R. Owen purpose built service centre

  • .R. Owen now offers owners of classic Ferraris factory-standard servicing, full restorations and repair at its premier north London facility
  • Ferrari-trained technicians now able to offer classic car owners exceptional technical support on everything from servicing to nut and bolt Concours-standard restorations
  • Fixed-price servicing is available for an extended range of classic Ferrari models
  • H.R. Owen recently awarded prestigious title of Ferrari Global Dealer of the Year 2015

H.R. Owen, the UK’s largest luxury car dealer, famous for supplying new Ferrari models, now offers classic Ferrari owners main dealer servicing, repair and restorations at its flagship north London service centre as it extends the launch of H.R. Owen Classic Cars.

Recently awarded the highest accolade of Ferrari’s Global Dealer of the Year, H.R. Owen continues its excellence and commitment to the marque by offering a range of fixed-price servicing options, expert restorations and repairs by Maranello-trained technicians for all Ferrari models, regardless of age.

Classic Ferrari owners can now deliver their cars to the experts at H.R. Owen’s state-of-the-art, 22,000 square-foot north London service facility; which is heralded as the UK’s largest and best-equipped aftersales centre. With 22 dedicated work bays, an engine overhaul room, industry-leading diagnostic and repair equipment and a dedicated wet area, H.R. Owen Classic Cars has the infrastructure to handle everything from an oil change to a full nut and bolt Concours-standard restoration.

H.R. Owen understands the responsibility and trust that their customers hand over when they place their ‘pride and joy’ in the care of H.R. Owen Classic Cars, which is why only the very best technicians are employed at their service centre. Technical Manager Attilio Romano is one of the many reasons why classic car owners return to H.R. Owen year after year. Starting his career in 1979 he entered the sportscar market in 1982 with Lotus and Lancia. Romano went on to work for many high-profile marques, most notably Ferrari Modena and Bugatti, working for the latter when the EB110 was launched, before going on to be the first factory-registered technician certified to work on the Veyron. Romano has won a host of awards on behalf of many manufacturers, and has worked for H.R. Owen for more than 19 years.

Famous for being the ‘go-to’ Ferrari technician, the ex-Ferrari Factory Technician can diagnose and correct issues swiftly, based on his many years of Ferrari experience. From tuning the carburettors of a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, to a full nut and bolt restoration of a 275 GTB, it’s said that nobody knows Ferraris better than him.

H.R. Owen Ferrari has been a main agent in London for over 40 years, offering unparalleled levels of experience and knowledge of the marque both past and present. All H.R. Owen technical staff are trained by Ferrari to the standard expected by the manufacturer and those of the H.R. Owen brand. This ensures that all members of the service team have factory-approved knowledge and skills, and provides expertise that can only be gained from using an officially approved dealer.

H.R. Owen’s flagship north London service facility is run by Service Manager Tony Vaccaro, who has worked in the motor industry all of his life and for H.R. Owen for nearly 20 years. When asked about the move into classic cars, Tony said: “We have looked after Ferraris from across the world for over 40 years and the cars that are now classed as classic were maintained by us when new. Having that experience in-house means we are best placed to look after any classic Ferrari as we know the cars inside out.

”Within the workshop, it’s not unusual to see a 512BB in for restoration alongside the latest LaFerrari, and the same dedication and passion will go in to both,” he continued.

Tony has been instrumental in the growth and development of the north London site since it opened seven years ago, saying: “In those years we have grown H.R. Owen Ferrari to become one of the largest dealers in the world. Last week we attended the Ferrari World Dealer meeting in Florence where we were presented with the highly prestigious title of Ferrari World Dealer of the Year. A fantastic honour and a reflection of the passion we have for the brand.

“The development of young talent is vital,” said Tony, “our young technician Vito Martuccio has recently been selected as one of the finalists for the 2015 Ferrari World Technician Challenge after working under the guidance of Attilio Romano. With many years of in-house experience and our continued development of new experts there is no better dealer to look after your Ferrari, old or new”.

H.R. Owen Classic Cars Service is just another demonstration of the full-service approach that it dedicates to its clients. The H.R. Owen Group not only operates in sales and service of premium luxury cars, but it also offers a number of related divisions in the dealership, including H.R. Owen Insurance Services, Luxury Car Hire, Chauffeur Drive alongside the much discussed H.R. Owen Classic Cars division.