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  • This Dealer's Car Collection Might Surprise You

    Tags: showroom, collection, von dutch, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth

    Galpin Ford, located in a suburb of Los Angeles – North Hills, California, to be exact – has been the number one volume Ford dealer in the world for a whopping 24 years in a row. Bert Boeckmann was hired in 1953 as a salesman by Frank Galpin, and ended up buying the dealership from Frank when he retired in 1968. Bert is still the head guy at Galpin, but his son Beau, who is now Vice President, is the one getting most of the press.

    Most of that has to do with Galpin Auto Sports (G.A.S.), where new car shoppers can walk across the street and see all the various ways that they can customize their cars and trucks. As Beau says, “Dealership customers often come to G.A.S. to have their new vehicles customized. As an added perk, … more