A hidden treasure in Bridgeport, CT

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Black Horse Garage in Bridgeport, CT. We’re proud and honored to tell you about our heritage. Our business was founded by Frank Buonanno, a master engine rebuilder and European sports car mechanic with a lifelong love of exotic automobiles. Today, Black Horse Garage is owned and managed by Frank’s son, John Buonanno. The Buonanno team continues to provide our clients with the best possible automotive service experience available for classic cars anywhere.


Black Horse Garage is distinguished by ability, process and organization, attention to detail, integrity, and decades of experience working on vintage, classic, and exotic automobiles. We are passionate about what we do, and are therefore driven to be the best.


Frank Buonanno

Frank Buonanno established Black Horse Garage in 1991. Since the age of 15, when he volunteered to rebuild the engine of this father’s Ferrari, Frank had demonstrated a natural talent and determination for repairing exotic automobiles. He went on to be influenced and trained by some of the best Ferrari mechanics in the world, honing his skills and perfecting his craft. After more than two decades of working on Ferraris, Frank decided to explore other luxury makes, such as the Aston-Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguar, by opening his own car repair and restoration facility in Miami, FL, and eventually in Bridgeport, CT, where we are today. Frank now has over 45 years of experience restoring all types of amazing vehicles and is the recipient of countless national awards from the most elite European Sports Car Events.

Continuing a tradition of Excellence

in classic car restoration and service

Today, Frank’s skill and craftsmanship are carried forward by John Buonanno. John is committed to honoring his father’s legacy by exceeding client expectations with unmatched quality and service. He has surrounded himself with a team of mechanics who are all dedicated to performing flawless work on every car the shop is privileged to touch. At Black Horse the goal is to create a unique, enjoyable, and interactive experience for our clients, and give each project the respect and attention it deserves. At our Union Avenue facility, we can do more for our clients than ever before. We appreciate that our clients’ time is valuable, and by offering every service required for classic and exotic cars, our clients don’t need worry about the details.

Longstanding Relationship

Build on trust and shared love for classic car

At Black Horse Garage, we value our longstanding client relationships and offer an honest, straightforward approach in all our business dealings. Transparency and trust are the cornerstones of our philosophy. Once we understand a client’s goals and budget, we recommend a customized plan, presenting a detailed quote upfront and then providing periodic updates on service. As fellow collectors, we know it’s difficult to leave your baby in someone else’s hands. While your vehicle is with us, we invite you to stop by every now and again. Our staff invests so much time and talent into each car and getting to know us forms a bond you don’t typically find in other automotive shops.