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Featured Services

We offer great vehicle services for our customers round the clock.

Precision Service and Repair

Using Up to date equipment and factory spec part we can keep your luxury European vehicle running in top form.

Performance Enhancements

Looking for more power and performance let us enhance your driving experience with our software and hardware upgrades to your luxury European vehicle.


If you want to breath life back into your vintage Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, let us put together a restoration plan for your vehicle.

Complete Detailing

If you need a simple car wash and vacuum or a complete Detail let us keep you luxury European vehicle looking its absolute best with out full line of detailing services.

Inside Storage

Keep you car out of the elements and secure with our inside storage facility. your vehicle will be safe and when you are ready to pick it up it will be ready to go.

Sales & Consignment

Looking for a pre-owned European vehicle or getting ready to sell the one you have, let us assist you with whatever you need.



Maintaining your business

For the many years we’ve been in business, we have been striving to provide our clients the best quality service possible to gain their full satisfaction. And they’ve shown their appreciation by coming back to us repeatedly.

We want to be the auto maintenance and repair facility for all your automotive needs.


Get to know our experienced mechanics. They’ve got tools, skills, and a desire to help. Come see why no shop is as quick, qualified, or convenient as we are.

  • Bob Holeczy

    20+ Years Experience

    Bob's passion for fine automobiles began at age 10 in his father’s dealership in Chicago. He later opened his own shop in Chicago restoring and refinishing high-end European vehicles. In order to further his knowledge, he joined a Wisconsin Mercedes dealer as a technician. Bob then relocated to Sarasota, where he spent eight years with Mercedes-Benz of Sarasota. Bob joined European Starr Auto 3 years ago. With 20+ years of experience, coupled with ASE Mercedes-Benz Master Certified and STANDOX Paint Certified credentials, he now serves as the Master Technician working side-by-side with Owner Bill Rice.
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  • Kevin Game

    30+ Years Experience

    Kevin's passion for automobiles started at age 11 when he was building go-carts, rail buggies and race cars. At age 16 he became an apprentice for a european master technician in Sarasota. Since 1991 he has worked for Calloway European further expanding his knowledge of import cars and european luxury automobiles. Throughout his career he has serviced and repaired Mercedes, Bentley/Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, BMW/Mini, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche and Aston Martin. After much consideration he has joined his peers to form a top notch team of european automotive specialists in the Venice area.
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  • Pierre Holeczy

    20+ Years Experience

    Pierre is a Mercedes-Benz factory trained technician with many years of experience. Over the years he has worked at Mercedes Benz of Sarasota, Rennhaus and he spent time as a head technician at Renntech, one of America's top Mercedes Benz high performance tuning companies.
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OUR Reviews

  • After my 2003 E320 came off warranty I could not believe how expensive the dealer was. I switched to European Starr and have been extremely pleased. They are keeping my car in top notch condition for far less money.

    Marc L.

    August 20, 2012

  • I never thought I'd have a Mercedes, but after my mom passed away, I bought her '98 E320. I need a place that is local to service my car. That place is European Starr. The service is outstanding and affordable. Both Bill and Bobby are well trained and will take the time to explain things in terms I can understand. I highly recommend European Starr Automotive to anyone with a Mercedes or BMW. You won't be disappointed.

    Pam Smith

    August 9, 2012

  • I just want to thank the folks at European Starr Automotive. We were traveling thru Florida when the Benz developed a problem. We consulted a friend that lived in the area who guided us to the STARR. We were happy with the work, the price, and the speed in which the job was completed. We were on our way in no time

    Andy January

    August 9, 2012

  • Excellent customer service, fast and thorough.. was in Venice, Florida for vacation, and needed a place to have my Mercedes repaired. Great job to all the guys.... Very Happy the shop was recommended to me. Can't say enough....

    Melissa K.

    July 15, 2014

  • In my opinion there is no better place to have your Porsche, BMW or Jaguar serviced. I have found that the combination of automotive knowledge, fair pricing and most important of all, the integrity of the team has alway resulted in a satisfactory visit. I highly recommend European Star Automotive to anyone that expects trusted high quality service at competitive prices. They provide the best service that I have ever experienced.

    Pete K.

    Sept 30, 2014

  • Today i took my "Pride and Joy" to European Starr for service. All i can say is WOW! Great customer service. Kevin was very thorough but speedy too. I will definitely be back. Thanks guys!!!! You are the Bomb!

    Sheri T. H.

    Oct 15, 2014

  • Over the past 8 months we've had our Porsche with European Starr twice. Both fixes were accomplished within a reasonable time frame and affordably. The upgrades to the office area and work area look clean and well organized. European Starr and specifically Kevin are our business and mechanic of choice. We highly recommend European Starr Automotive

    Chris S.

    Dec 31, 2014

  • Jeff & Kevin , From the referral to your business, start to finish was a incredible experience!! Service was impeccable knowledge and expertise obvious. You have earned a customer for life. I will recommend you any one I know with an European vehicle! Kevin you were right, I ZIPPED all the way to Sarasota. Thanks again, Barb.

    B. Price

    May 1, 2015

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Contacts Us

Please send us an email or call us and we will be happy to help you in any way we can!



Address: 607 Colonia Lane E. ~ Nokomis, FL 34275
Phone: +1 941 485 0802



Monday to Friday: 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed