Spirit Motor Group acquires Derek Burton 4X4
This must be one of the stranger takeovers over the last few years, a large dealer group buys up a dealer out in the countryside which deals in isuzu , ssangyong and used 4x4 and cars ( not exactly great franchises) . it seems derek burtons sons did not want to buy business from him so spirit took it over and the sons are remaining on for the moment at least.
derek burtons premises are quite impressive and they are on the N11 but the showrooms dont have frontage onto n11 so not much opportunity to attrat passing trade.
assume spirit have plans to take on other franchises but in fairness wicklow does not have much of a car market - few dealers and no audi , bmw or mercedes dealers for many years.
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