Jim Shelly bought the lease to the Getty gas station at #2 Montauk Highway in East Hampton in June of 1990. The station was really almost out of business, so after a good cleanup, cars from Julia’s Classic Convertibles were parked around the property to make it look like we were in business. Customers soon stopped in asking if we repaired classic cars and a specialty was born. For 17 years Georgica Getty was a landmark at the entrance to East Hampton Village. Our ‘front row’ was famous, and people went out of their way to see what was parked in front of ‘The Getty Station’ that day. In 2005 we took the lease on Sag Harbor Getty and began to operate that station. In 2007 when we were forced to leave East Hampton Getty we split up our operations between a location on Springs Fireplace Road and Sag Harbor Getty. In 2010 we bought our building at 139 Springs Fireplace Road and renovated it to be a great auto repair and restoration facility. We closed Sag Harbor in January 2013 and now operate out of this facility only.