Its 1976, and my first day on the job at Red Lion Autos in Cheadle.
Armed with my bucket, sponge and a fierce determination to end up a car dealer like my dad, I step out of the caravan, under the bunting and into the family business……I was 5.
Since the early 1960’s Ian Grange was dealing cars in Stockport & Manchester and in 1971 formed Ian Grange Ltd.
We’ve gone on to successfully sell an impressive list of classic and sports cars worldwide, based from Red Lion Autos, Handforth Hall, Gulfstream Motors in Florida and more recently Southern Cars in Manchester and Oldtimermanchester.
We love great classic cars here, and get equally excited by a charming Morris Minor or a fantastic modern classic as we do by a six figure Ferrari, we are always looking for more cars and would love to discuss anything you may be interested in selling.
I still have my bucket and sponge and (my dads) fierce determination and took over running the family business in 2018, carrying on the family tradition of buying and selling interesting, rare classic and sports cars.
Conveniently based in the North-West of England, we are close to Manchester International Airport and major road / rail networks.
Please contact us if you require further details or would like to arrange a viewing, we also offer virtual video call viewings and are happy to provide additional photos and videos on request.
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