John Miraglia — Scottsdale Sport & Classic Motorcars
“Tired of the cold, robotic, new-car factory showroom environment?” asks John Miraglia, owner of Scottsdale Sport & Classic Motorcars LLC. “Change your thinking and visit us like similar automobile enthusiasts have for many years in Arizona and California! We are a relaxed family-owned and-operated ‘all-indoor’ showroom experience.”
The 22,000-square-foot sales, leasing and service dealership, 8053 E. Raintree Drive, the corner of Hayden Road in the Scottsdale Airpark, includes an indoor exotic/luxury car showroom, a climate-controlled full European service department, detail shop and a customer lounge for the family with high-definition television and Wi-Fi.
With a reputation as one of America’s premier pre-owned exotic/luxury retailers, Scottsdale Sport & Classic Motorcars LLC offers ultra-low-mile exotics, luxury, classic and high-performance vehicles from marques such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche, Ford GT, MBZ, BMW, Land Rover and Audi.
“I am also passionate about frame-off, fully restored and judged American collector cars, such as the 1970 Ford Mustang 351 Mach 1 now on our showroom floor,” Miraglia says.
He adds that he’s proud to welcome Josh Jewett to the company as the sales manager/customer relations liaison. “With many years of luxury brand experience, both in Scottsdale and California, Josh brings a wealth of new and pre-owned experience at many levels,” he says. “Whether it’s finding your ‘dream car,’ financing, consigning your exotic car or just talking shop, Josh is a pleasure to have on our team.”
The 10,000-square-foot climate-controlled state-of-the-art service facility, with seven service bays, offers European/ Italian annual maintenance, major services such as performance tuning, timing belt replacement and exhaust upgrades. “Our service writers and techs are factory trained for Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Range Rover and Ferrari,” says Miraglia, who adds that he hopes to soon offer premium lines of high-end custom wheels for all brands.
The service center will arrange for, if requested in advance, an Enterprise rental car at special corporate rates, and always provides a complimentary exterior “hand wash” when you pick up your car.
“We honor most extended warranty products and offer a range of extended warranties to fit any specific needs for your car’s coverage,” says Miraglia, who opened the Scottsdale store in 2003.
A native of the San Francisco, Calif., area, he’s been in the car business for 30 years. “I started playing with Matchbox® cars when I was a child, so cars have always been a passion,” he says, laughing. “I started buying, selling and trading Porsche 911s to help pay my way through college,” he recalls. “As far back as I can remember, the business of automobiles has always been a big part of my life.”
The dealership recently added the Airpark Auto Spa. “‘The Real Deal Detail’ spa offers the finest products, equipment and techniques for the care of the interior and exterior of your car,” he says. “We specialize in show-quality exotic and luxury automobile detailing.”
Additional detail services include 3M clear bra and window tint installation; paint restoration; scratch and overspray removal; smoke and odor removal; color sanding; oxidation and water-spot removal; and leather conditioning.
The dealership is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday or by appointment on Sunday.
“We offer north Scottsdale clients an alternative to the expensive factory service facility,” Miraglia says. “We are a high-level, high-standard service facility with the atmosphere and environment of a ‘pride-of-ownership’ family-owned andoperated business — the same low-key approach we’ve offered in our successful sales department for many years. I’ve always been very ‘hands on,’ and everyone here has a personal touch with our valued customers.”
For more on Scottsdale Sport & Classic Motorcars LLC, call Sales, 480.596.1611, Service, 480.596.1612, or visit www.scottsdalesport.com.