My brother Jeff, friend John Perl and I opened the doors on Briarcliff Classic & Imported Car Service on February 4, 1974. John and I met at N.Y.U., where we were both undergraduates with English sports cars. He had aTR-3 and I had an Austin Healey Sprite. Brother Jeff was an experienced racer, who started racing in a 1949 MG-TC. Both Jeff and I went onto race Austin Healey “Bugeye” Sprites in SCCA at the regional and ultimately national level.
Previous to B.C.I. we had a shop called “The Underground Garage.” Where we worked on street cars to supplement funds we needed to go racing. More and more customers came to us for our expertise ( having cut our teeth on racing cars.) We applied the same standard to our customer work that we learned through years of racing. Today we still have a soft spot for English cars, but we have added staff to accommodate later model and other European, Asian, and domestic makes. As always we deliver expert repairs, performed correctly the first time. We still maintain the passion we had for cars and the mechanical curiosity that goes with it. We are up to date on the latest technology, and also have the experience to maintain your classics.