"It felt like I was buying a car from John's personal collection," said Stanley Kelly in his Auto Trader review, 1st November 2017.
Hello, I'm John Murphy.
If I had to pick any words to sum up my business ethos they would be Stanley's above: I won't sell a car I wouldn't be happy for me or my family members to own and drive ourselves.
It all started in 1983 when, based on my childhood love of cars, I found car auctions far more interesting than my 6th form studies. Not only did I enjoy the spectacle but I discovered that an old Maxi, Viva, Avenger or Escort could be sold for more than the purchase price with a little TLC - what better way to make money than doing something you enjoy!
This progressed in 1984 when I went to work in my father's petrol station in South Manchester. Whilst working in the petrol station shop I always had two or three cars for sale on the edge of the garage forecourt.
In 1987, I was offered a job managing a petrol station in Tarporley, Cheshire. Again, I utilised some forecourt space to sell the odd car until 1990 when a small showroom attached to the petrol station became available. I occupied this showroom and operated a successful small business there for 12 years, known as Tarporley Garage Car Sales.
A change in circumstances caused a break from self-employment for a few years where I worked as a sales executive for Dane County Vauxhall in Winsford, Gorner Skoda & Rybrook Volvo in Warrington and lastly Grenson Mitsubishi in Crewe.
It's now 2009 and I decided it was time to venture out on my own again and, with a handful of cars, I secured the unit I still work from today. A supply of part exchanges from a local new car dealership ensures a ready supply of quality, privately-owned vehicles, many supplied and serviced by them from new. I only keep the best ones for retail and prepare them to a standard where I'd be happy to add them to my own collection.
I look forward to meeting you and hopefully supplying your next vehicle.
* Genuine honest trader, lots of happy customers, recommendations and repeat business
* No pressure selling, view in a friendly relaxed atmosphere in beautiful Cheshire countryside
* All vehicles are HPI and VOSA mileage checked
* Part exchange always considered. Viewing available from 9am-6pm, 7 days a week by appointment
* Collection from either Winsford or Delamere railway stations a pleasure
37 years motor trade experience including 5 years in a main dealer environment, 11 years at this location. My aim is to provide hand picked, high quality cars at an affordable price. All vehicles are HPI and VOSA mileage checked.
Three months/3000 mile* warranty on cars £3000 and above, one month/1000 mile* warranty on cars under £3000. *Whichever is sooner. PLEASE NOTE, YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS ARE NOT AFFECTED.
Terms and Conditions
Part exchange always considered, please e-mail, text or phone to discuss your current vehicle. Cleared funds are required upon collection of a vehicle. VIEWING IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, PLEASE E-MAIL, TEXT OR PHONE THE NUMBERS PROVIDED TO ARRANGE.