Gary Yeomans Ford Public Auction a smash!
Over 50 bidders arrived today to look over the 60 cars and trucks we had up for auction. All in all, we sold more than we expected which caught many in the crowd by surprise, they couldn't believe how cheap these vehicle were selling for. 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser for only $2500 only had 80,000 miles, a 99 Chevy Blazer LT with only 100,000 sold for $1000. It went so well that we will be hosting another auction next Saturday on the 19th. So if you're in the market for a cheap car or truck under $3000, stop in. Some of our auctions next week will be absolute, so when the hammers drops "YOU BOUGHT IT"
Gary Yeomans Ford Public Auction a smash!
Gary Yeomans Ford Lincoln at the Daytona Automall in Daytona Beach is hosting its first ever public auto auction. Over 60 cars will be auctioned off to the public at wholesale prices. These cars are normally taken to the auction but this month Gary Yeomans Ford Lincoln is letting the public bid on them in a auction setting. They hired a professional auctioneer to sell these cars to the highest bidder. All cars will be sold when the hammer drops. The auction will be held on Saturday the 12th at 9 AM but you must come in by 8:30 AM to register, earlier if you want to do a vehicle inspection. If you have any questions, you can call us at 386-274-6700.
Here are some of the Gary Yeomans highlights from the Dec. close:
Car Sales: 39% increase from last Dec., 34% increase YTD from last year and 123% of objective
Truck Sales: 57% increase from last Dec., 28% increase YTD from last year and 129% of objective
Combined Sales: 49% increase from last Dec., 31% increase YTD from last year and 126% of objective
#1 in volume sales in Zone YTD and #2 in Region YTD!
#1 in volume sales for Lincoln in the Zone YTD
Lincoln Car Sales: 133% increase from last Dec., 8% increase YTD from last year and 233% of objective
Lincoln Truck Sales: 35% increase YTD from last year
Lincoln Combined Sales: 17% increase from last Dec, 21% increase YTD from last year and 127% of objective
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We're not all that hopeful that the next generation Ford EcoSport will make its way to North America, but global markets ranging from Brazil to India should soon get their hands on a production version of this comely B-segment crossover.
It's too bad that the Fiesta-sized EcoSport isn't likely for our shores. We're liking the Kinetic look and wide stance, and we're guessing that the planned 1.0-liter EcoBoost mill should be both mildly entertaining and extremely efficient. And we're not the only ones that are impressed with the EcoSport.
As you might imagine, Ford chief designer J Mays sounds positively smitten with the Blue Oval's newest crossover creation, and he recently spent some time on camera to give an in-depth look at the concept's finer design points. Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself. Permalink | Email this | Comments
For the last several years Ford has partnered with Barrett-Jackson to auction off some very special vehicles for charity. Past cars have included the first production examples of the Shelby GT500KR and Shelby GT as well as special one-offs like last year's Grabber Blue Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, all of which have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
For 2012 Ford is once again auction off a Mustang for charity, but this year's car is a little different. Up for grabs will be a 2013 Shelby GT500 development car used by SVT to hone the production 'Stang. This prototype was run extensively at Sebring and the high speed oval at Ford's Arizona proving grounds and was even driven by Carroll Shelby himself during the development process. The car has some unique features including a full roll cage and Recaro racing seats, but it will likely remain a museum piece as it can't be registered for road use.
You can read more about this unique 2013 Shelby GT500 going up for auction in the press release after the jump.
2013 Shelby GT500 development car to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson for charity originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
They came from as close as the General Motors headquarters across the street and as far away as Santa Fe, New Mexico.
They represented groups as diverse as automakers and the military, steel manufacturers and religious organizations.
And nearly all of the 90 or so people who testified on a proposal to raise the nation's fuel economy standard to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 offered support for the plan before a joint government panel in downtown Detroit.
Noting that the Obama administration's proposal had won the diverse support of auto industry insiders, labor unions, consumer watchdogs and environmental groups, Congressman John Dingell said, "this is an event that ranks with the loaves and fishes."
Tuesday's hearing, held by the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was the first of three that will give members of the public opportunity to comment on the joint-proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy rules. Further hearings are set for Thursday in Philadelphia and Tuesday, January 24, in San Francisco.
But it was in downtown Detroit, the heart of the nation's auto industry, that government leaders were offered widespread support for the 54.5 mpg standard Tuesday. Proponents said the U.S. would benefit in the form of increased automotive jobs, consumer savings and enhanced national security.
First hearing on 54.5 mpg proposal reveals widespread support originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments