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The Freccia Bros. repair shop. VW of Greenwich turns 100

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GREENWICH — In 1922, two Freccia brothers, Frank and Gene, and their father, Giuseppe (Joseph), built a garage on the then unpaved Boston Post Road in Greenwich.

It became the first car company in the stretch which now has around twenty high-end car dealerships. They lived upstairs in rooms above the garage.

They were new to a car business that was still in its infancy and had to paint horse-drawn carriages and build houses to make ends meet.

Founded in 1922, Freccia Brothers is still going strong a century later, specializing exclusively in vintage Volkswagen automobiles.

Frank Freccia III shows up every business day at the same store where his great-great-grandfather once did business; his daughter Guinevere Freccia, who takes care of the marketing of the farm, is now the fifth generation of the family to work there.

Frank Freccia III started working in the workshop at the age of 10 – answering the phone, changing the oil, cleaning – and half a century later he says he has no intention to stop.

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