Heinz Gietz since 1969

La Jolla Landmark
Business Since 1969
Heinz Gietz

Heinz Gietz Autohaus is one of the most special gems in the La Jolla community. Located in its original location on Virginia Way since 1969, it is one of California’s original Mercedes-Benz Factory Authorized Service Dealers. It is the only one left of its kind. With an open-air service center and a real family atmosphere you can watch your car being worked on and get real old world customer appreciation.

Originally from Frankfurt Germany, Heinz Gietz was trained as a Mercedes-Benz technician in 1938. He was eventually named Lead Technician for Aguie Pabst’s (heir of Pabst Blue Ribbon) Gullwing Race Team. While traveling with Aguie, Mr. Gietz visited San Diego and immediately fell in love with La Jolla. He moved here with his wife Ilse and Heinz Gietz Autohaus was born. 42 years later, the business is operated by his daughter, Sonja Gietz, and his grandson Dieter-Heinz Kijora.

Heinz Gietz Mercedes-Benz is an Authorized Service Center that offers white glove family service along with the power and expertise of Mercedes-Benz trained authorized technicians and parts personnel.
They now also operate an onsite luxury and exotic car tuning company HG Motorsports that specializes in performance modifications and aesthetic add-ons for many makes.

Heinz Gietz
1027 Virginia Way · 858.454.7137
www.heinzgietzautohaus.com

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Posted by Graig Harris on Sep 8, 2011. Filed under La Jolla Landmark Businesses. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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