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Top 10 Auto Dealerships In Los Angeles And Orange Counties

December 26, 1987

The following list of the 10 largest car dealerships in Los Angeles and Orange Counties is taken from Auto Age magazine's list of the nation's 500 largest dealerships. The ranking is by total revenues from parts and service and from the sale of new and used cars of a single franchise, such as Chevrolet or Toyota, fleet sales are not included, nor are brokers or owners of several smaller dealerships.

(Nat'l rank) Dealership Primary make sold Owner 1. (1) Longo Toyota Penske Corp. 2. (7) Galpin Ford Bert Boeckmann 3. (12) Toyota of Orange Toyota David Wilson 4. (13) Penske Cadillac Penske Corp. 5. (14) Toyota of Cerritos Toyota Lew Webb 6. (16) Martin Cadillac Dana Martin 7. (19) House of Imports Mercedes Ken Rivera 8. (25) Slemons Imports Mercedes Jim Slemons 9. (42) Downtown L.A. Motors Mercedes Nick Shamas 10. (43) Cormier Chevrolet Lynn Cormier III

Total revenue (Nat'l rank) Dealership Location New cars sold millions 1. (1) Longo El Monte 14,538 $224.5 2. (7) Galpin Sepulveda 6,290 $104.9 3. (12) Toyota of Orange Orange 6,915 $95.0 4. (13) Penske Downey 3,195 $94.7 5. (14) Toyota of Cerritos Cerritos 6,033 $94.0 6. (16) Martin Los Angeles 3,101 $92.1 7. (19) House of Imports Buena Park 1,470 $88.8 8. (25) Slemons Imports Newport Beach 1,204 $85.8 9. (42) Downtown L.A. Motors Los Angeles 1,522 $75.7 10. (43) Cormier Long Beach 4,100 $72.7

TOP U.S. DEALERSHIPS, BY MAKE:

Make Dealership Owner BMW Stevens Creek Don Lucas Buick Wallace Rank & Son Wallace Rank Cadillac Potamkin NA Chevrolet Jim Johnson Jim Johnson Chrysler/Plymouth Liccardi Clemente J. Liccardi Dodge Dodgeland Don Toresco Ford Galpin Bert Boeckmann Honda Gardena DCH Trading Corp. Lincoln-Mercury Charlotte County Wade Hartley Mazda Oak Tree Enide Allison Mercedes-Benz House of Imports Ken Rivera Mitsubishi West Covina Tarek Alhassen Nissan ABC Larry Van Tuyl Oldsmobile Don Davis Don Davis Pontiac Jim Causley James Causley Porsche-Audi Jim Ellis James E. Ellis Toyota Longo Penske Corp. Volvo Dyer & Dyer Richard Dyer

Total revenue Make Location New cars sold millions BMW Santa Clara 1,375 $35.8 Buick Milwaukee 2,249 $50.5 Cadillac New York 5,186 $143.1* Chevrolet Richardson, Tex. 9,264 $149.2 Chrysler/Plymouth Greenbrook, N.J. 3,227 $47.2 Dodge Springfield, N.J. 5,026 $76.5 Ford Sepulveda 6,290 $104.9 Honda Gardena 5,465 $69.1 Lincoln-Mercury Port Charlotte, Fla. 3,456 $91.5 Mazda San Jose 3,296 $41.5 Mercedes-Benz Buena Park 1,470 $88.8 Mitsubishi West Covina 2,995 $48.2 Nissan Phoenix 5,751 $97.0 Oldsmobile Arlington, Tex. 3,278 $86.3 Pontiac Mount Clemens, Mich. 5,623 $101.4 Porsche-Audi Atlanta 811 $38.9 Toyota El Monte 14,538 $224.5 Volvo Atlanta 2,694 $93.0

* sold to Penske Corp. on Oct. 16

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