Owned and operated by Billy Schoen, Uptown Imports is conveniently located in New Orleans on the Mississippi River front at 2923 Tchoupitoulas Street, corner of Seventh Street. We specialize in the repair, used cars, and maintenance of European and Asian automobiles, focusing on BMW, Mercedes, Mini Cooper, Lexus, and many other imports. We also offer select pre-owned cars for sale. Our highly skilled maintenance staff is ready to accommodate your car’s particular needs.
In the early 1980’s, two uptown boyhood friends began working together after school repairing cars for their friend’s parents. Stephen Simmons and Billy Schoen had been friends since grade school and were inseparable. Both shared a love of mechanics.
Stephen was employed as a diesel mechanic, repairing enormous ship engines for George Engine Company. Billy was a full-time student studying Mortuary Science and working weekends at his family owned funeral home business. Their spare moments were spent tinkering away on automobiles, and they soon decided to form a business doing the work they loved. Uptown Imports, Inc. was born. With the passing of Stephen in 1993, Billy was left to run the business he and his friend built together with the promise that Uptown Imports would be run with the same spirit of excellence and dedication to customer service the two partners first envisioned.
Our Service Department’s reputation for technical proficiency and attention to detail is well known by customers throughout the metro area. We will provide solutions for the repair of your vehicle and advise you of all costs before completing any work. We promise to keep you informed of your vehicle’s progress. With the addition to the selling and buying of used cars, Uptown Imports now offers even more services to suit your automobile needs.
We uphold stringent standards of technical certification and customer satisfaction. We use the most modern equipment and latest diagnostic tools to accurately pinpoint your vehicle’s issues. Of course that includes even the most complex computerized systems of the latest models. We hand pick the best used cars and service them fully before any sale. We proudly provide white glove handling of your luxury automobiles at all times.