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50 years selling Vauxhalls

Time 11 years ago

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John Tordoff, chief executive of JCT600, joins enthusiast Nick Newby with his 1960s Vauxhall Victor at the Bradford dealership

FAMILY-owned JCT600 is celebrating a very special landmark – 50 years of selling Vauxhalls.

The JCT600 group has 48 dealerships and represents 21 brands from Aston Martin to Volkswagen to in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and the North East.

But it’s with Vauxhall the firm is celebrating with for they first starting selling the brand in Bradford in 1960.


Since then, the dealer group has gone on to sell more than 50,000 Vauxhalls to customers.

Les Cooper, brand director at JCT600 said: ‘Launching the Bradford dealership when we were just ten years old ourselves, JCT600 is proud to have played such an important part in its heritage and we’re looking forward to continuing that relationship over the next fifty years.’

Over the last 50 years JCT600 has enjoyed a strong partnership with Vauxhall. The firm was recently selected as one of the brand’s top MasterFit retailers in the country winning The MasterFit of the Year award in recognition of its strong customer satisfaction, customer retention and business growth.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer.

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