"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
* Home visits a pleasure in the local area or collection from any local railway station or airport
* Part exchange always considered. Viewing available from 8am-8pm, 7 days a week by appointment
35 years motor trade experience including 5 years in a main dealer environment, 9 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 month/3000 mile* warranty on cars £3000 and above, less than 10 years old with less than 100000 miles covered, One month/1000 mile* major mechanical warranty on everything else £1000 and above and less than 10 years old. *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.