About Us


Telephone: 973.821.5330
Email: [email protected]
Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 6PM
Saturday By Appointment Only
Address: 213 Valley Street, 1st Floor, South Orange, NJ 07079


So, who are we? Levent, Joel, Nico, and Turk are our given names. We are, in simpler terms, people who are nuts about cars, specifically 80's German cars. We are living a dream, or as some people will say, taking the risky path of turning a passion into a business.

The company was formed in early 2009, driven by Turk's relocation to New Jersey, combined with Levent running out of space for cars and parts at his residence. When a local garage became available we saw it as a sign to make the move to a dedicated space.

What started as buying cars, some to harvest parts from and others that we fixed and resold, quickly turned into a full-service shop that performs routine repairs and maintenance and builds custom cars as well.

With Turk's move to Holland in late 2010, Joel joined us as the Head Technician. Nico, our European parts supplier, has taken on a more formal role as a part of the team.

Our goal is two-fold. First, become the one-stop-shop for OE, Aftermarket, Performance, Rare and Unique items. Through our own production and by showcasing products from our partners, gutenparts.com is the parts source for European car owners. Second, become the hub for high quality cars, whether for routine maintenance or sky is the limit custom cars.

Having restored and modified cars ourselves, we know first-hand what it is like to be on the receiving end of poor customer service and wait weeks for parts that did not meet our expectations.

We take pride in differentiating ourselves with the following policies:
  1. No surprises. Accurately describe each product and explain service to be performed

  2. This is a business and we won’t be millionaires. Offer a competitive price, get done in a timely manner, ship quickly with reasonable shipping costs.

  3. Don't live in the past. Always strive to learn new things and improve the original design. Create what isn't available while honoring the heritage.

  4. Treat every car as if our own. Every car has a soul, respect it...

  5. Be nice. No need to explain

The Guten Parts + Service Team


European Car Parts and Service
Levent
Levent started his career in the service industry. After spending eight years with Walt Disney World in Orlando, he relocated to New Jersey to work for Goldman Sachs. A long time car enthusiast, he opened GP+S in June of 2009, in a 1,500 sqft local shop, mainly to work on his own cars and his circle of friend's cars. Levent has an undergrad degree from University of Wisconsin and MBA from Duke University. One of the favorite aspect of GP+S for Levent is that the shop is located ten minutes from his house. Often you will see his three daughters Abi, Emma and Bella helping at the shop.



European Car Parts and Service


Joel
Joel - AKA the mad mechanic. There isn't a moving thing Joel cant fix, but his true love is E30s. Given the chance, he would love to turbo every motor he works on. Joel has over 20 years of automotive experience and is a very picky eater.




European Car Parts and Service


AC Nico
AC Nico - Nico and GP+S established a relationship through the forums, working together to source parts from Europe for GP+S. The relationship has grown and Nico is now a full time Euro parts supplier for GP+S.




European Car Parts and Service

 


Stück
Stück the Guten Pit, joined the team in December of 2012. The previous owner left him wondering the streets and the local shelter rescued him. He loves treats, sleeping on old school recaros and giving hugs.