Giving Customer Keys to CarThere is so much to tell about Auto Art Collision and Restoration Shop, it’s hard to know where to begin.  Have you ever heard the old saying, “If you find a job you like, you will never work a day in your life?”   That statement is the essence of Auto Art.  Well, that and proper training, positive attitudes, giving back to the community, and doing a great job every time!

We are a collision and restoration shop filled with people who love what they do. We all come from different walks of life with wildly varying backgrounds. Our common denominator is we all want to be here doing what we do to make Auto Art the dynamic business it has become over the last 30 years.

Everyone at Auto Art is dedicated to our industry in a way that’s hard to accept is factual. We have heated debates about Mopar vs. Ford (Chevy, Nissan, BMW, etc). Our shop is always alive with discussions about our industry and repair techniques.

We have genuine, heartfelt, regret for our whole industry when we uncover substandard work from another shop. We are men and woman who really care about the work we perform. It is at our core, and we radiate it in our approach from answering the phone to repairing or modifying your vehicle.

Auto Art works on all cars, trucks and SUV’s no matter the manufacturer. We have worked with every major insurance company and hundreds you probably haven’t heard of.

Fonz Leaning on JukeboxMany auto body shops work on either restorations or collision work. We proudly do both. We have technicians trained to handle anything you can throw at us from a brand new model year vehicle or one of the first vehicles ever manufactured. Auto Art can properly repair just about anything a manufacturer has ever dreamed up.

For over 30 years Auto Art has been building it’s reputation backed by a “No questions asked warranty.”  When it comes to doing things right, we give you straight forward, honest answers, so you know what to expect.  We don’t cut corners, and we can sleep at night knowing every vehicle that has left our shop was repaired properly with no compromises.

Bill Anselmo has a phrase to sum up any questions a technician has when repairing a vehicle, “Fix it like its yours!”

Put us to the test, stop by the shop anytime and talk cars with us. We bet you’re hard pressed to find a group of people more happily rooted in what they love to do.

A Summary:
Simply put, Auto Art has impeccable references and a long standing reputation for quality work backed up by pride in a job well done. Auto Art is very active in the community, not only the historic Hill neighborhood, but also surrounding St. Louis area neighborhoods, lending support to many charities and events all year round.



10 bays, 20 vehicle capacity. 2nd shift availability. Gated and secured lot to accommodate 50 or more vehicles. Auto Art is conveniently located on The Hill just minutes from anywhere in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and just two blocks West of Kingshighway between 40 & I44.



To make our client’s experience one they can count on for quality work to be priced right, Auto Art uses state-of-the-art estimating software that allows us to work with all insurance companies. Auto Art has worked on, or for, every major Insurance company and shows that experience with every client. Auto Art offers free on-site estimating and free pick up and delivery for auto claims.



Bill Anselmo, the owner of Auto Art, is on-site every day reviewing all work performed by Auto Art. All of the technicians at Auto Art are managed by Jim Phelan who not only has 30 years in the industry, but is I-CAR, Mitchell, PPG, Shoplink and ASE certified. All technicians are under his daily direction and are required to be ASE Certified. Many of the trusted staff have been with Auto Art for more than 10 years.





  • Annual Hill Car Show (held in conjunction with the annual Soap Box Derby)
  • Italia-America Bocce Club of St. Louis
  • Children’s Special Olympics
  • Humane Society of St. Louis
  • Harris House
  • Hill Business Association
  • Hill 2000
  • I.P.C.
  • One Saint Louis
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Saint Ambrose
  • The Shriners
  • UNICO, and many more!


Auto Art is proud to serve the community and leads by example.