About BIF Motors
BIF motors is a small one man shop that caters to vintage British, Italian and French cars.
I have been working on cars for 40 years now. I started in a small British shop while in High School,
from there I went to work at the Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Maserati dealer where I worked for several years.
Between working for the dealership and opening up BIF Motors I worked as an engineer for 25 years,
but even during my time as a PE I continued to work on sports cars.
Oh and keeping the Web site up to date is not a high priority.
Some things change - When I started this business I wondered if there were enough vintage sports cars
to keep me busy, and I can answer that by saying there are plenty. In fact I have too much, and due to
this I am going to reduce what I will work on, and concentrate on my passion of Italian cars. While I enjoy
British and French cars and their owners, unfortunately I am no longer going to continue working on them.
Now I just need to determine if I need to change my name.
I enjoy the oddballs. They are difficult to get parts for, service literature is next to non existent and the specialty tools have to be made. That is a normal day here. I work on a global stage to obtain parts and we are working on the next stage of the business of re manufacturing parts that are no longer available
I build cars to drive. They should run, stop and handle as when they were new, or even better in some cases.
Alfa's are the car that every enthusiast must own.
My specialty is from the 750/101 cars up to the 116/Milano
transaxle cars, with most of my work on 105/115 .
These are the cars that actually hooked me in this hobby. The design and driving enjoyment of these cars is extensive. They offer a variety of different style cars to suit all tastes. From the early tiny Topolino's to the extravagant Lancia Aurelia's, Fiat and Lancia have you covered.
Most of my work is on the Vintage 124 and 128's which have become more popular and are finally being valued.
Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini et al
Ferrari - from 246/308 to 355
Maserati - Pre Biturbo
Lambo - Pre Diablo
Pantera ISO etc OK
This is for normal service, and is based closer to what book time should be for a procedure.
This includes cleaning, painting and detailing. This is over and above what is considered normal service and is a flat rate.
This is straight time it includes design time and fabrication. More details to come.
If you are getting ready to buy, make sure you know the problems