Locating and Importing Ferraris and other Fine Automobiles Internationally Since 1984
Huntington, Long Island, NY
"Berlinetta has earned a reputation for quality work." Car and Driver

“A great Ferrari garage” Ken Gross in Automobile

Dear Doug, this is Stuart Hayim, at FMLI. I was happy to see this joint marketing piece until I heard of your recent actions handling the 365. Now I am really happy. Doug, just when I thought there were no more honest folks left, you go and prove me wrong! Thank You. Gregg and Gianni just told me of your recent handling (re the 365) and I wanted you to know I am both aware and most appreciative. It is not often that 1 honors a deal, especially when they could have “copped out” and made a few bucks more for themselves.

Doug, I guess that is why you (and I hope me) have the reputation that you do. Best of all, it is honorable actions like yours that, in the long run, will make you a far “richer” person. I hope this is just the beginning of us making more money and having a good time, together. Thank you again


Stuart Hayim
Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island
Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale
Maserati of Manhattan

My friend, I have bought 3 amazing cars from you. I respect your integrity, honesty and loyalty to do the best in your power to provide your friends the best car, exceeding their expectations. Also was impressed the follow up that Doug did with the Daytona, and Janet's persistence to make sure all the shipments were done to my satisfaction.

I know I'm young (comparing to most of your clients), but if I ever want any car, not only a Ferrari, you are the FIRST one I will approach. An example of my trust is that please let the money stay with berlinetta, and we will adjust it to my next purchase.

I thank you (all) for the experince of knowing that there is one company that I can fully trust.

- C.B. Arya

PS: my special regards to Janet. -- She's always been very nice to me.

Recommendation Letter from Ron Busuttil

“When asked, ‘ What most impressed me with the car ?’ my answer related to the fact that not only did I purchase the car, but also commissioned modifications solely by telephone.”

-Ron Busuttil, M.D., Ph.D.

"Doug, your reputation is beyond reproach. I have bought several Ferraris in my lifetime, and I know when I buy from you I am buying a car from a reputable person."

-Joe Perella

"The exhaust and engine work you did are spectacular! The car sounds completely wonderful - I can actually hear it swallowing air, and I have no doubt the bad headers were causing all kind of backpressure issues -- the increase in power is kind of breathtaking. Obviously the timing correction has a lot to do with that as well. I feel pretty sure the car runs better than it did when it was delivered new to Sonny Crockett back in 1997. And it sounds like a Ferrari again, not a landscaping truck!"

"The engine compartment is vastly improved as well, and the resurfaced console etc. looks most excellent."

"None of this was cheap, but it was all well worth it. A job really, really well done!"

-Mike Offit

© 2005- J.M. Pirrone

Berlinetta Motorsports Ltd. is an independent enterprise and is not affiliated with Ferrari S.p.A.,Ferrari North America Inc., any club, Ferrari dealer or distributor."

Impeccable business references from respected, long term clients and Ferrari professionals

“. . . It is heartening to know that one can find a company such as Berlinetta Motorcars which is professional, committed to quality and foremost in honesty and integrity. You are all to be commended, and it truly has been a pleasure to do business with you.” R.W.B., M.D., Ph.D.

Ralph Lauren's Ferrari 288 GTO and 250 GTO
Ferrari 288 and 250 GTO

In Memory of Enzo Ferrari:
Grazie Maestro per Tutta L’Isperazione

Enzo Ferrari

Doug Pirrone is the President of Berlinetta Motorcars Ltd. on Long Island, New York. He has been devoted to Ferraris and exotic sports cars since the ’50s. Beginning in the 1960s he attended every national and international car race – including SCCA, Double 500 and Vanderbilt Cup Races – at Bridgehampton, and many Formula One races at the Watkins Glen track. The late Bob Grossman, who won and placed at many of these races, was a personal friend.

David Letterman's 275 GTB/6C
Ferrari 275 GTB/6C

1966 275 GTB/4 Ferrari Cavallino Classic Platinum winner
Total restoration to Platinum level, all work done in house
by Berlinetta Motorcars

1966 275 GTB/4


Doug attended the University of Michigan, majoring in mechanical engineering. He began his professional career as an engineer for the Apollo Lunar Module, as well as other NASA and Navy aircraft projects, at Grumman Aerospace Corporation in Bethpage, New York.

Doug Pirrone, Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical EngineerMechanical Engineer

Doug participated in Italy’s Mille Miglia for two consecutive years, once in the Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France.

Doug Pirrone at Mille Miglia
Mille Miglia
Mille Miglia

24 Hours of Daytona: pit crew for Ron Spangler, Prancing Horse Farms, 512 BBLM

He has been a guest twice at the Ferrari S.p.A. factory and the Scaglietti Carrozzeria coachworks in Italy. He was a Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet class chief concours judge for more than a decade. He is a track instructor with IMSA and HSR licenses.

Doug Pirrone, Track Instructor
Track Instructor

Doug has been active in the Long Island and New York Metropolitan area car shows and clubs since the early ’70s. In addition, he performed professionally as a jazz pianist and flutist for several years. He is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and has been modifying cars, hot rods and motorcycles since he was fourteen.

1992 Lime Rock Park - IMSA & SCCA Pro Series
1992 Lime Rock


Ferrari Factory in Maranello, Italy and Scaglietti factory in Modena, Italy
Ferrari Factory in Maranello, Italy and Scaglietti factory in Modena, Italy


Doug Pirrone is a master coach builder who was asked to bring two of Berlinetta’s projects to the international Pebble Beach Concours in California. This is an invitational show.

Doug has written several articles for professional journals including:

Mille Miglia 1986 article

Cavallino magazine cover

Cavallino Magazine

Mille Miglia ~ 1986
by Doug Pirrone



Restituting article

Carrozzeria magazine cover

Carrozzeria Magazine

Restituting (a series of articles)
by Doug Pirrone



Ferrari 330 GTO 2+2 article



Carrozzeria Magazine

Ferrari 330 GT 2+2
by Doug Pirrone







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