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Meet Michael Artone of The Auto Collection in Pasadena

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michael Artone.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Michael. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Before starting in the automotive industry I worked in finance and law. I decided to follow my passion for automobiles and auto racing and switched my career in that direction in 2001. I held management positions for manufacturers such as Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Bentley, and Rolls Royce. About 5 years I decided to leave my position and start my own business. As a single father who was committed to spend as much time as possible with my two children, I team up with a long time friend/client and start The Auto Collection.

Having my own business would give me the opportunity to have the ability to have lots of time with my children. The Auto Collection was originally located in Inglewood, CA but we moved to our Pasadena Location in Summer of 2017. I have lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work with great mentors in the industry and by having the ability to understand customer needs, I have tailored the business with goals 100% customer satisfaction. We thrive on exceptional service and long-term relationships with all of our clients.

The Auto Collection is a boutique styled auto dealer with full personal service catered to your needs. We prosper our success on the exceptional customer service and long-term relationships with all of our clients. Our reputation is well valued by offering only the highest quality products along with the personal service that you could only expect from a boutique styled organization for all of our VIP customers. Our service is apparent in our 5-star ratings and being named voted 2017 Top Rated Dealer by CarGurus.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
If anyone tells you starting, running, and more importantly being successful in any business is a smooth road, is either lying or has had a lot of help from others to run the show. My divorce happened right at the brink of the recession and the combination of both put a huge toll on me financially, physically, and mentally. If it was not for the love and support of amazing family and friends, I do not know how I would be able to be strong enough to move forward, succeed, and most importantly be a great father to my children.

But thankfully with a strong mind and will, all things are possible. Let’s not forget the amazing clients that I have had for over the years that have put their trust of automobile needs in my hands. Whether they wanted to buy the first car for their 16 years old child or add the most unique and exotic automobile to their already exquisite collection, they have always given me the opportunity to earn their business. And for that, I am most humbled.

Please tell us about The Auto Collection.
The Auto Collection is an automobile dealership that specializes in ordinary types of cars to the extraordinary high-end luxury and exotic vehicles. We are dedicated to providing the most unique and finest selection of luxury sedans, coupes, convertibles, sports cars, and/or SUVs for our client’s needs. Whether you are looking for a daily driver or you are a car enthusiast with exquisite taste, we are here to find the right vehicle for you. The Auto Collection’s Brokerage department will find the best deals anywhere for your new car purchasing needs.

Whether you want to buy or lease a new automobile, our high volume buying power allows us to get you the lowest purchase price or lease payments anywhere without ever having to step into a dealership and spending hours of your time. We will do all of the negotiations for you and will find the perfect car for you. Exceptional service, industry knowledge, and customer service is the reason why so many business managers and individuals in the Professional Sports and Entertainment Industry rely on us for helping them with their automobile needs.

My background in finance has been a tremendous factor in being able to help our clients with the best purchase or lease programs available in their area. Our network of financial institutions ranges from Tier 1 credit to subprime lending.

What role has luck (good luck or bad luck) played in your life and business?
We have been extremely lucky to have such supportive clients for many years that keep coming back to us for their automobile needs. Moreover, all the different dealerships, professionals in the industry, financial institutions, and personnel have been a great attribute to our success. I consider us lucky to have been surrounded by such great colleagues.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 169 Cook Avenue Pasadena, CA 91107
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  • Phone: (626) 314-2200
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