About Us

Incorporated in 1991, The European Car was a new entity that began with the purchase of German Auto, Inc. German Auto had been in the business of repairing and maintaining high-end European Cars for 25 years prior to their purchase. It was, as well, a new generation of what was originally Canton Motor Car Works

The two faces that the public sees are Robert Coffin and Nancy Zacchera.

Robert has been the Owner/President since 1991. Robert was raised around collector-type cars his entire life and began his automotive career in 1980, working in all departments of Avon Porsche-Audi for approximately 8 years, then onward into the automotive leasing industry at Essex Leasing in Essex CT, and later at Aspen Leasing in Simsbury, CT in the late eighties.

Nancy has been involved with the company since before it’s inception as a member of the German Auto team starting back in 1985. Nancy wears a lot of hats, including Office Manager, Parts Manager and Shop Mom. Nancy is capable of assisting clients in all areas except those requiring tools (and even then…)

Our top ranked service engineers perform the ‘magic’ behind the scenes and always go the extra mile to make certain our customers are taken care of properly.

Mission Statement - The European Car is in existence to exceed the service expectations of the public in the areas of quality, price and dependability in the repair of their automobiles.