In 1945 J W Wakefield moved to Spartanburg from Columbia to reopen the Buick franchise which was closed during WWII . GM had closed many dealerships at that time because there were not enough cars to go around as all the factories had been retooled for the war effort. With him came his partner and son Bill. Together they began what is now the oldest dealership in Spartanburg.
Over the years, a Jeep, Opel and a DeLorean franchise were added yet later sold. The markets were up and down but Buicks were their mainstay. By the mid 50s, they had grown into a household name, and by the 70s their market share grew to almost 1 of every 5 cars sold. In 1956, Bill took the helm and has been an exemplary leader for many years. He was even named a Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year nominee in 1997.
Bill brought his son Jay into the action in 1984 and they have worked together ever since. In 1998, Pontiac and GMC were added to round out their product portfolio to offer all types of trucks and performance cars. Their success has only come with the help of many wonderful employees over the years. Many you can meet on these pages. They have stayed around because they enjoy helping customers with their automotive needs.
All the employees invite you to explore all the website has to offer. Use it to learn more about an automobile, or request information about service, parts or our collision center. Thank you for shopping online and using our website and please let us show you how we really shine in person.
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