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ONTARIO/ OTTAWA Area Dealerships (CANADA)
Written by Double Dragon
Sunday, 27 November 2011 22:45

ONTARIO/ OTTAWA Area Dealerships (CANADA)

(Embrun, Gloucester, Kanata, Manotick, Orleans, Ottawa, Stittsville)

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Belisle Automobiles Ltd (Chevrolet Oldsmobile), Ottawa, ON

Cabeldu Motors (1961) Ltd  (Buick Pontiac GMC), Ottawa, ON

Campbell Ford Sales LtdOttawa, ON (613) 725-3611 (SVT Dealership)

Capital Dodge Chrysler JeepKanata, ON 613 729-3111

Celebrity ChryslerManotick , ON (613) 489-1212

Cyrville Chrysler, Ottawa, ON

Dilawri Jeep Dodge ChryslerOttawa, ON (613) 523-9951

Dilwari Motor Sales Ltd (Ford Mercury), Stittsville, ON- Closed

Donnelly Ford LincolnOttawa, ON (613) 733-6931

Embrun Ford Sales LtdEmbrun, ON (613) 443-2985

Kanata FordKanata, ON (613) 591-9000

Jim Keay Lincoln Ford (Lincoln Sales Ltd), Orleans, ON (613) 841-1010

Lincoln Heights Ford, Ottawa, ON (613) 829-2120

Jack May Chevrolet Buick GMCManotick, ON (613) 692-3553

Metro Chrysler Dodge JeepOttawa, ON (613) 596-1006

Metro Orleans Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc., Orleans, ON (613) 830-1777 (formerly Orleans Dodge)

Dan Murphy Ford Sales LtdManotick, ON (613) 692-3594

Myers Cadillac Chevrolet Buick GMCOttawa, ON (613) 225-1260

Myers Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Ltd, Ottawa, ON

Myers Orleans Chevrolet Buick GMCOrleans, ON (613) 834-6397

Orleans Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc., Orleans, ON (613) 830-1777

Ottawa Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ltd, Ottawa, ON (613) 745-7051

Ottawa Motor Sales (Ford), Ottawa, ON

Pink's Limited (General Motors), Ottawa, ON (became Myers Motors)

Southbank Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ltd, Ottawa, ON (613) 731-1970

Sterling Ford Sales (Ottawa) Ltd, Gloucester, ON (613) 741-3720

Surgenor Buick GMC, Ottawa, ON (formerly Surgenor Pontiac-Buick) 877-244-6482

Surgenor Pontiac-Buick, Ottawa, ON (196*-became Surgenor Buick GMC/ distributor Comanche Firebirds from Grant Hamilton)

Jim Tubman Chevrolet, Ottawa, ON (1963)/ 613-733-4050

Turpin Pontiac-Buick Ltd, Ottawa, ON

Ottawa, Ontario traces back to Sep 26, 1826 when Lt. Colonel John By selected the site of the entrance to a canal project initiated by the Governor. Lt. Colonel John By (born Aug 10, 1779, London, England) administered the canal project, persisting against many hardships. While building the Rideau Canal Colonel By also developed the layout of the town which was to be named Bytown in his honor.

On Jan 1, 1855 Bytown was incorporated as a city named Ottawa. The original core city of Bytown is mostly preserved beside the Parliament Buildings. On Dec 31, 1857 Ottawa was selected as the seat of provincial government. The city retained this status when the Dominion of Canada was formed July 1, 1867. Ottawa is a government town with bad winters, plenty of road salt and rapid turnover of new cars. In the 1960s a new car would have no floors or inner fender wells left in it within 7 years of year round use. The high concentration of politicians and well paid government employees contributes to frequent turnover of cars as well as a good market for upscale vehicles.

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BELISLE AUTOMOBILES LTD (Chevrolet Oldsmobile), Ottawa, ON

Belisle Automobiles Ltd was a Chevrolet Oldsmobile dealership located in Ottawa, Ontario.

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CABELDU MOTORS (1961) LTD (Buick Pontiac GMC, Ottawa, ON

Cabeldu Motors was a Buick Pontiac GMC dealership located at Sparks, Lyon and Queen's Streets. Cabeldu also had a used car lot at Albert and Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario during the 1960s. In 1964 Cabeldu included Vauxall as one of their franchised brands.

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CAMPBELL FORD SALES LTD, Ottawa, ON (613) 725-3611 (SVT Dealership)

Campbell Ford Sales was established in 1920 and was located at 265 Laurier West, Ottawa, Ontario during the 1960s.

Campbell Ford Sales Ltd is currently located at 1500 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. Campbell Ford is Eastern Ontario's only SVT dealership. In spring, 2015 Campbell had 171 vehicles in stock, including 3 new 2015 Mustangs.

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CAPITAL DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP, Kanata, ON 613 729-3111

Capital Dodge was established around 1960 in Ottawa, Ontario. The franchise later expanded as Capital Dodge Chrysler Ltd in the mid 1960s. Capital was originally located at 1554 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Ontario.

The dealership relocated as Capital Dodge Chrysler Jeep to 2500 Palladium Drive, Suite 1200, Kanata, Ontario. Palladium Drive is a circular road hosting several car dealerships just off the Trans Canada Highway. Jim Durrell is the president of the company. In spring, 2015 Capital had one new Dodge Challenger in stock.

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CELEBRITY CHRYSLER, Manotick , ON (613) 489-1212

Celebrity Chrysler is located at 5791 Prince of Wales Dr, PO Box 489, Manotick, Ontario.

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CYRVILLE CHRYSLER, Ottawa, ON

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DILAWRI JEEP DODGE CHRYSLER, Ottawa, ON (613) 523-9951

Dilawri Jeep Dodge Chrysler is located at 370 Hunt Club Road West, Ottawa, Ontario. This dealership has been in operation since the 1990s. The Dilwari family has owned dealerships in the Ottawa area since the 1960s.

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DILAWRI MOTOR SALES LTD (Ford Mercury), Stittsville, ON/ Closed

The Stittsville branch of this dealer network was still going into the 1980s but has since faded from existence. The Stittsville dealer was located on Main Street in Stittsville, Ontario. Dilawri was a Ford Mercury dealer in the 1960s, dealer number A2 444. The "A2" portion of the number signified that the dealer was part of the Eastern Canada Ordering District. The 444 was the individual dealer number. The Dilawri franchise is still going strong in the Ottawa, Ontario area with Mazda at some locations, and Dodge/ Jeep at others.

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DONNELLY FORD LINCOLN, Ottawa, ON (613) 733-6931

Donnelly Ford Lincoln is located at 2496 Bank Street (P.O. Box 40010), Ottawa, Ontario. Donnelly Ford was established in the 1970s. The dealership has expanded to become Donnelly Auto Group which also includes Kia and Mitsibushi. In spring, 2015 Donnelly had 147 new vehicles in stock, 30 of which were Lincolns. 55 of the new vehicles were cars. 4 of the new cars were new 2015 Mustangs evenly divided between 2 Ecoboosts and 2 GTs with 1 coupe and 1 convertible for each trim level.

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EMBRUN FORD SALES LTD, Embrun, ON (613) 443-2985

Embrun Ford Sales Ltd. is located at 608 Notre Dame Street, Embrun, Ontario.

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KANATA FORD, Kanata, ON (613) 591-9000

Kanata Ford is located at 8000 Campeau Drive, Kanata, Ontario.

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JIM KEAY LINCOLN FORD LINCOLN SALES LTD, Orleans, ON (613) 841-1010

Jim Keay Lincoln Ford (Lincoln Sales Ltd) is located at 1438 Youville Drive, Orleans, Ontario. Jim Keay is the president of the company and incorporated in Nov, 1982. Lori Keay is Vice President and Jason Keay is the current Dealer Principle. In spring, 2015 Jim Keay had 27 new Lincolns and 93 new Fords in stock, including 2 new 2014 Mustang GTs: 1 coupe and 1 convertible.

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS FORD, Ottawa, ON (613) 829-2120

Lincoln Heights Ford is located at 1377 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, Ontario. Lincoln Heights Ford was established in 1981. Les Bell is the Dealer Principle. In spring, 2015 they had 1 new 2015 Mustang V6 and 2 each of the new 2015 Mustang Ecoboost and GT. They also stocked 1 each of each engine type in convertible format.

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JACK MAY CHEVROLET BUICK GMC, Manotick, ON (613) 692-3553

Jack May Chevrolet Buick GMC is located at 3788 Prince of Wales Dr., P.O. Box 190, Manotick, Ontario. Andrew McGurn is Dealer Principle. In spring, 2015 Jack May had 179 new vehicles in stock, 60 of which were cars. 52 of the cars were Chevrolets and 8 were Buicks. Jack May had 1 new 2015 Canaro LT in stock and 1 new 2015 Corvette Stingray in stock.

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METRO CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP, Ottawa, ON (613) 596-1006

Metro Chrysler Dodge Jeep is located at 1047 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, Ontario. Metro was established in 1981 by Jim Pears, Sr.and remains family owned and operated. Peter Pears is the current sales manager. In spring, 2015 Metro had 166 new vehicles in stock, 13 of which were cars. Metro had 1 new Pitch Black 2015 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus with a 3.6 L V6 and the new 8 speed Torqueflite automatic transmission.

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METRO ORLEANS DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP INC., Orleans, ON (613) 830-1777 (formerly Orleans Dodge)

Metro Orleans Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc is located at 1472 Youville Drive, Orleans, Ontario. This dealership was formerly known as Orleans Dodge Chrysler Jeep. In 2010 the dealership was purchased by Metro Dodge from Ottawa and renamed Metro Orleans Dodge Chrysler Jeep. Metro was established in 1981 by Jim Pears, Sr.and remains family owned and operated. Peter Pears is the current sales manager of the Ottawa location. Jim Pears, Jr. is the general manager of the Orleans location.

In spring, 2015 Metro Orleans had 114 new vehicles in stock, 8 of which were cars (Darts and 200s).

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DAN MURPHY FORD SALES LTD, Manotick, ON (613) 692-3594

Dan Murphy Ford Sales Ltd is located at 1346 Bankfield Rd PO Box 888, Manotick, Ontario. Dan Murphy sells both new and used at this location. Murphy has a second car lot which sells exclusively used cars at 5785 Prince of Wales, North Gower, Ontario. In spring, 2015 Murphy had 122 new vehicles in stock, 52 of which were cars. Murphy had 1 new 2015 Mustang GT in stock.

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MYERS AUTO GROUP, Ottawa, ON/

Myers Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Ltd, Ottawa ON. Myers Group owns six eastern Ontario dealerships, including Mews Chevrolet and Chevy West. They also own the former Turpin Pontiac Buick GMC Auto World on Palladium Drive which was sold to them when GM cut franchises in readiness for bankruptcy.

Gordon Myers established Myers Motors on Slater Street, Ottawa in 1942 as a General Motors dealership to take over from Pink's Limited. In 1954 Bob Moore bought the dealership. In 1959 Moore sold the dealership to Neil McDonald and it relocated to Elgin Street at Catherine, Ottawa. In November, 1971 McDonald moved the dealership moved to 1200 Baseline Road, Ottawa. In 1975 Hank Mews bought the dealership.

Hank Mews was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland and begin his automotive career as a salesman in the local Ford dealership. After various jobs in the Toronto area, Hank returned to cars as District Sales Manager for GM. In 1967 he returned to the St. John's Ford dealership as manager. Hank managed both Chevy and Ford dealerships in Toronto as well as Ford dealerships in Moncton, and Montreal. Hank became General Manager of Myers in Feb, 1971 and purchased the dealership in July, 1975.

Between 1984-86 the bodyshop was moved to a new location to free up space for an expansion of the dealership. In 1992 Myers bought Mews Chevrolet which became Myers Orleans. In 2003 Myers bought Chevy West which became Myers Kanata. After acquiring many foreign dealerships, Myers bought another GM dealership in 2012 and added Myers Kemptville to the roster.

For those of you who are interested in codes, GM assigned zone 96 to Ottawa, Ontario. Myers has dealerships as far out as Kemptville, Ontario and has now shifted the emphasis from domestic to Hyundai and Infinity dealers.

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MYERS CADILLAC CHEV BUICK GMC, Ottawa, ON (613) 225-1260

formerly MYERS CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE LTD, Ottawa, ON

Myers Cadillac Chevrolet Buick GMC is located at 1200 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, Ontario. Gordon Myers established Myers Motors on Slater Street, Ottawa in 1942 as a General Motors dealership to take over from Pink's Limited. In 1954 Bob Moore bought the dealership. In 1959 Moore sold the dealership to Neil McDonald and it relocated to Elgin Street, Ottawa. In November, 1971 McDonald moved the dealership moved to 1200 Baseline Road, Ottawa. In 1975 Hank Mews bought the dealership. Between 1984-1986 the bodyshop was moved to a new location to free up space for an expansion of the dealership.

In spring, 2015 Myers had 358 new vehicles in stock, 181 of which were cars. Myers had 3 new 2015 Camaro LTs, 1 of which was a convertible.

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MYERS KANATA CHEVROLET BUICK GMC, Kanata, ON (613) 592-9221

Myers Kanata Chevrolet Buick GMC is located at 200-2500 Palladium Drive, Kanata, Ontario. Gordon Myers established Myers Motors on Slater Street, Ottawa in 1942 as a General Motors dealership to take over from Pink's Limited. In 1975 Hank Mews bought the dealership.

In 2003 Myers bought Chevy West which became Myers Kanata. In spring, 2015 Myers had 358 new vehicles in stock, 181 of which were cars. Myers had 3 new 2015 Camaro LTs, 1 of which was a convertible.

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MYERS ORLEANS CHEVROLET BUICK GMC, Orleans, ON (613) 834-6397

Myers Orleans Chevrolet Buick GMC is located at 1875 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, Ontario. Gordon Myers established Myers Motors on Slater Street, Ottawa in 1942 as a General Motors dealership to take over from Pink's Limited. In 1975 Hank Mews bought the dealership.

In 1992 Myers bought Mews Chevrolet which became Myers Orleans. In spring, 2015 Myers had 249 new vehicles in stock, 189 of which were cars. Myers had 1 new 2015 Camaro LT and 1 new 2015 Corvette Stingray Z51.

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ORLEANS DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP INC., Orleans, ON (613) 830-1777 (became Metro Dodge)

Orleans Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc is located at 1472 Youville Drive, Orleans, Ontario. In 2010 the dealership was purchased by Metro Dodge from Ottawa and renamed Metro Orleans Dodge Chrysler Jeep.

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OTTAWA CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP LTD, Ottawa, ON (613) 745-7051

Ottawa Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ltd is located at 900 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, Ontario. In spring, 2015 Ottawa Dodge had 287 new vehicles in stock: 79 Dodges, 77 Jeeps, 66 RAMs, 39 Fiats, and 6 Chryslers. 51 of the new vehicles were cars, including 2 new 2015 Dodge Challengers. 1 is a hot looking SXT Redline and the other is the hottest musclecar currently available; a new 2015 red Hellcat. The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat has a supercharged 6.2 L Hemi that pumps out 707 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque. This particular Hellcat has an 8 speed Torqueflite automatic transmission. The amount of horsepwer involved here is almost ludicrous but the modern Challenger is quite big for a 'ponycar' with a 116" wheelbase and a lot more weight than the 1970 version. The Hellcat puts that power on the road via 20" wheels shod with 275/40YR20 tires.

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OTTAWA MOTOR SALES (Ford), Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Motor Sales is a Ford dealership located at 1850 Bank (Walkley Road), Ottawa, Ontario. Jim Brown owned the dealership in the mid 1960s.

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PINK'S LIMITED (General Motors), Ottawa, ON (became Myers Motors)

Pink's Limited was a GM dealership in Ottawa, Ontario which was taken over by Myers Motors in 1942.

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SOUTHBANK DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP LTD, Ottawa, ON (613) 731-1970

Southbank Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ltd is located at 1255 Johnston Road, at Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario. Southbank was established in August, 1974 and is currently the number 1 volume dealership in Ottawa. Guy Parker is the dealer principle. In spring, 2015 Southbank had 353 new vehicles in stock. They had 141 Dodges, 99 Jeeps, 89 RAMs, and 24 Chryslers. Southbank had 1 new Dodge Charger in stock.

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STERLING FORD SALES (OTTAWA) LTD, Gloucester, ON (613) 741-3720

Sterling Ford Sales (Ottawa) Ltd is located at 1425 Ogilvie Rd., Gloucester, Ontario. Stirling Ford is a family owned and run dealership that has been in operation for 3 generations. Claude Saucy is the current owner of Sterling. His son Christian Soucy is general sales manager while Patrick Soucy is general manager. In spring, 2015 Sterling had 138 new vehicles in stock, 55 of which were new cars. Sterling had 3 new 2015 Mustangs in stock all GTs including a GT Premium 50 Year Wimbledon White car VIN 1FA6P8RFOF5500821 shipped Nov 13, 2014 by rail.

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SURGENOR CHEVROLET BUICK GMC CADILLAC, Ottawa, ON/ 877-244-6482/ (formerly Surgenor Buick GMC/ distributor Comanche Firebirds from Grant Hamilton)

Surgenor Buick GMC is located at 939 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario. They have been at this location since May, 1973. Formerly known as Surgenor Pontiac- Buick Ltd, the dealership traces back to the late 1960s. The dealership is run by Patrick J McGurn. His son Michael McGurn is dealer principle at the main location. Pat's other son Andrew McGurn is dealer principle of Boulevard Cadillac Chevrolet Ltd. in Gatineau, QC (see story filed under QUEBEC).

The main Surgenor location went through a name change due to GM killing the Pontiac brand but had already added GMC to the mix prior to this. The location is the top volume Eastern Ontario dealership and in the top ten of all of Canada for the prior decade.

In 2012 Pat McGurn transformed an old Surgenor service location at 895 St. Laurent Blvd into a new Surgenor Hyundai dealership.

In spring, 2015 Surgenor Chev Buick in Ottawa had 230 new vehicles in stock, 78 of which were cars. Surgenor had 1 new 2015 Summit White Camaro SS convertible mixed in with the cars.

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JIM TUBMAN CHEVROLET, Ottawa, ON (1963)/ 613-733-4050

Jim Tubman was born circa 1927 and came from a family of funeral directors. Jim had TB as a child and was advised by a Doctor to seek outside employment. Jim set up a used car dealership beside his father's Tubman Funeral Home. He went on to run a VW dealership in partnership with Gord Stewart. Jim and Gord were presented with a proposal to develop an area that General Motors felt would be good for business. They built and opened Jim Tubman Motors in 1963 as a Pontiac Buick GMC dealer located at 1770 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON.

The name of the dealership was updated in the 1970s to Jim Tubman Motors (1973) Ltd to reflect a change from Pontiac Buick to higher volume Chevrolet. In Canada GM used to assign 'either/ or' dealership franchises. You could have a Chevy franchise or you can have the rest of the lineup. In 1979 Tubman added Oldsmobile to the line up.

In the 1980s Jim's son in law John Harcourt became general manager. When John died suddenly in 2011 his daughter Anne Harcourt took over as dealer principle. Now that General Motors has reduced its division lineups, the name of this dealer was changed accordingly. Located on 1770 Bank Street, the dealership retains its position in the heart of the downtown area while many other dealers have moved to outlying regions.

In spring, 2015 Tubman had 174 new vehicles in stock, 66 of which were cars. Tubman had 4 new 2015 Camaros.

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TURPIN PONTIAC-BUICK LTD, Ottawa, ON/ Closed

Turpin Pontiac-Buick Ltd. was located in Ottawa, Ontario. J. Fernand Turpin established a Texaco station and five years later began selling cars. That led to a dealership in the 1950s in Ottawa at the corner of Carling and Clyde Avenues. Turpin was located at 424- 428 Richmond Road in the mid 1960s. At the end of the 1980s the dealership moved and the location was taken over by a Canadian Tire.

In 1990, Fern Turpin Sr. pooled his resources with Tony Graham and John Mierins to buy 100 acres of land on Palladium Drive to create an auto park. Son Fern, Jr. was now heading the dealership which surprisingly lost its GM status in May, 2009 despite continuous upgrades and size of the facility. GM had to close 40 percent of its dealerships to carry out the bankruptcy process and many well established dealerships were felled during this process. The Auto World on Palladium Drive that housed Pontiac Buick GMC was sold to the Myers Group.

Scrambling to stay alive, Turpin leased a former car dealership lot in Bells Corners, Ottawa and set up shop as a used car dealer. The Turpin used car dealership and Turpin's existing service centre on Laperriere Avenue teamed up with NAPA.

Fern, Sr.'s other son Gaytan Turpin worked at his father's dealership and eventually opened his own dealership in Hawkesbury. The original dealership branched out into other brands in Ottawa with Turpin Saab Suzuki Autoworld at 185 Robertson Road in Ottawa and in Perth, Ontario with Perth Kia.

Gaytan bought the Laniel Autos Limitée dealership at 640 Main Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario. Laniel was a family business first established in the 1940s. Gaytan opened August, 1982 as a Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealer and expanded in September, 1996 to include Chevrolet and Oldsmobile. After the GM lineup shuffle, the dealership was renamed Turpin Autos Limited dealing Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. The dealership is now closed.

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