Ray’s assistance with normal maintenance and willingness to help me has always been superior.
All restoration performed on my cars has been impeccable
in structural and finishing detail. I appreciate fine
restoration. The compliments I receive on my current BMW
reinforce all of the reasons that I do business and will
continue to do business with Ayer European Auto.
The entire sales process is always professional, non-pressured and uncomplicated.
My future vehicle purchases will be made at Ayer European Auto Sales.
Thus was the beginning of my relationship with Ray Ayer of Gardiner, Maine, his restoration shop, his staff, and his incredible knowledge of European cars and their body mechanics. "Paint lines been changed, door jams not correct, new fender on the drivers side, hidden rust covered with plastic."…on and on it goes. A life experience, an education, a place to buy unique cars and above all - a commitment to long term relationships with those who truly enjoy and learn to love and live their automobiles. Certainly not just transportation but a way of life that endures, day after day and year after year.
My beginnings and continuing weekly since 1986.
N. Craig Baumm M.D.
East Boothbay, Maine
In fact, my 911T used to belong to Ray himself, and his long-term care is a big reason the car remains a winner despit 27 years and more than 100k miles. Ray's shop repainted the car it's original Irish Green color some 20 years ago, and except for a few "character-building" stone chips the paint still looks new, with amazing depth and clarity of finish. The car recently won second place in the Early 911 class at the Porsche Club Zone One Concours in Lake Placid NY, where the notoriously picky PCA judges couldn't tell if the car had been resprayed or was factory original.
My old 911 has accumulated a shelf full of trophies from car shows around Maine and New England, and at almost every event somebody still asks "Is that Ray Ayer's car?"
I always answer, "Nope, it's MINE now!"
Thanks, Ray, for a great car. This one's a keeper.