Edwin Long Car Sales was established by local man Edwin Long. After gaining experience in the motor trade, he decided to start his own business towards the end of 1969.
The first premises were at 29 South Street in Newtownards. (as shown in picture)
From humble beginnings, by repairing and selling cars, the business rapidly expanded to an ever increasing customer base. As numerous people asked him to source cars for them, many makes and models were supplied.
As the business expanded, different manufacturers made contact with an interest to selling their products. However, if the business was to go in this direction, new premises would need to be acquired. In 1974 the business was moved to the present prominent location at 9-11 Portaferry Road.
During the last 38 years on these premises, there have been many changes, including various franchises, but a large customer base has remained, and many loyal customers who bought cars in the South Street premises, still buy their cars at Portaferry Road.
In todays environment, where most car retailers are owned by "large faceless multi-nationals," we pride ourselves that the business is still a family business.
This means - ALL customers enjoy that personal touch, and can be guaranteed the utmost attention. So whether you purchase a bulb from the Parts Department or a New Car from the Sales team, we look forward to meeting you.