About Autohaus

Autohaus Auckland was founded in 1979 as Michael Clark Services. The company was based in Virginia Avenue, Eden Terrace, Auckland.

Michael formed a business partnership with Des Butler, and with their shared passion for German Engineering, the two men grew the service shop into a thriving business. Loyal clients have continued to return, year after year.

The business embraced the name Autohaus in the new millennium, reflecting the passion for European vehicles that is at the centre of the work carried out.

Autohaus Auckland Workshop

Handing over the reins

Byron and Shelley Martin purchased Autohaus Auckland with Des and Michael’s blessing in 2014.

Having known Byron from his apprenticeship days at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in the early 1990s, Des and Michael felt they could hand the reins over with confidence that the business would be in good hands.

Autohaus Auckland Workshop

Modern, affordable solutions for customers

Autohaus Auckland continues to pay tribute to its business beginnings, providing a premier service to vehicle owners. Our team strives to provide the highest level of customer care, with a range of affordable repairs and servicing options for all vehicles.

Autohaus Auckland Workshop

Specialising in premier European brands

Autohaus Auckland is proudly passionate about Aston Martin, Bentley and Mercedes-Benz after-sales servicing, repairs and parts.

Autohaus Auckland Staff

Our Team.

We are proud to be family-owned and operated, with a diverse team of talented individuals. Our trained technicians hold specialist knowledge across Autohaus’s three premier brands, as well as international vehicle servicing experience – from the UK to Chile and Sri Lanka.

Byron Martin

Managing Director

Apprenticeship days
Byron started his apprenticeship with Coutts Cars (now Mercedes-Benz Auckland) in the original building at 150 Great North Road, Grey Lynn in 1990. At the time, the Giltrap family had just acquired the Mercedes-Benz brand.

Coutts Cars moved to the new and still current premises of 2 Great South Road, Newmarket in 1996. Byron continued to work with Coutts until 2005, making his way from Apprentice Technician to Foreman, and eventually Service Advisor over his 16 years with the company.

In August of 2005, Byron was hand-picked by the Giltrap family to become the National After-sales Manager for Aston Martin, Bentley and Lamborghini at Independent Prestige. (Coincidentally, this role was situated at the old Coutts building in Grey Lynn where Byron had spent his apprenticeship).

Byron Martin - Managing Directior of Autohaus Auckland

A new era for premium brands – and an exciting opportunity.

A resurgence of the three car brands was welcomed in 2004, with Aston Martin introducing the all-new DB9; Bentley gave us the Continental GT and Lamborghini of course with the Gallardo. This was a very special opportunity for Byron and his small team of specialist technicians – to grow alongside these prestigious brands and their new offerings.

This would not be a challenge for the faint-hearted, as care would need to be given across multiple working areas, from importation/homologation to end-warranty processing and everything in between.

After 23 years in the automotive industry, Byron and his wife Shelley accepted the challenge and purchased Autohaus Auckland from owner Des Butler, officially taking the reins on April 1st, 2014.

Shlelley Martin - Directior of Autohaus Auckland

Shelley Martin


Shelley was born into a family deeply entrenched in the automotive industry. Since marrying Byron, this passion has become a lifelong pursuit. Her brand-specific knowledge has grown since joining the team in 2014. You’ll find Shelley in the reception area assisting customers and carrying out the many duties required to run a business.

Bryan Washer - Autohaus AK Service Advisor
Bryan Washer
Service Advisor


Bryan Parris - Autohaus AK Service Advisor
Bryan Parris
Service Advisor


David Mason - Autohaus AK Parts Manager
David Mason
Parts Manager


The Autohaus Promise.

Our commitment to our customers is to provide the highest level of service, while carrying out quality maintenance, servicing, mechanical and auto electrical work to international standards.

Speak to our experienced team today about how we can care for your vehicle.

Autohaus Auckland Staff