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BRITISH COLUMBIA/ LANGLEY Dealers
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Thursday, 07 March 2013 13:50

BRITISH COLUMBIA/ LANGLEY Dealers

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Writing and photography copyright D. S. Brown, except for Country Pontiac Buick images copyright and courtesy of Don McKay

Keith Beadle Motors (Chrysler), Langley, BC

Country Pontiac Buick, Langley, BC/ became Gold Key GM

Dams Ford Lincoln Sales, Langley, BC/ 604-532-9921

Gold Key GM, Langley, BC/ (formerly Country Pontiac Buick- became Gold Key VW)
Langley Chrysler, Surrey, BC (1971)/ 888-862-2091
Preston Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, Langley, BC (1948)/ 877-534-4154
Steele Nicholson Motors, Langley, BC/ (1952- became Preston Chev 1966)
Willowbrook Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Langley, BC/ 866-654-5557

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KEITH BEADLE MOTORS (Chrysler), Langley, BC

Keith Beadle Motors was a Chrysler dealership located in Langley, BC during the 1960s and 1970s. The dealership was owned by Keith Beadle. A former employee, Jim McGregor recalls picking up new cars from Annacis Island, BC in an amusing recollection published in the Langley Times. The City of Langley purchased a city truck from Beadle in 1963.

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COUNTRY PONTIAC BUICK, Langley, BC/ Closed- became Gold Key GM

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Country Pontiac Buick was located on the Surrey/ Langley border at 19545 Langley Bypass, Surrey, British Columbia. Because of its location on the bypass it is known as a Langley location despite being technically within the borders of Surrey. Country Pontiac Buick later expanded to include GMC. The dealership became Gold Key GM. See the story of a 1974 Pontiac GTO bought new from Town and Country Pontiac in the ONE OWNER section of the CAR STORIES section of this website.

Country Pontiac Buick responded to the gas crisis in 1973-4 with this letter to their customers. Back in the 1970s it was common for a dealership to also operate a gas station onsite. (See the story in filed under BC/ VANCOUVER Defunct Dealers for the story of Domo gas stations which began as onsite filling stations on Dominion Ford lots).

dealer country pontiac buick gas letter

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DAMS FORD LINCOLN SALES, Langley, BC/ 604-532-9921

dealer dam's ford langely bc

Dams Ford Lincoln Sales is located at 19330 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC. In fall, 2014 Dam's had 201 new vehicles in stock, including 47 cars. Dams had 3 new 2014 Mustangs, 2 Sterling Grey and 1 Race Red.

dealer dams ford linc langley bc entrance

Dams Ford Lincoln Sales Ltd had two locations: one in Langley, BC and one in Surrey at 14530- 104th Avenue. The Dams Ford commercial truck department has been in business since approximately 1976. The Surrey location was sold and renamed Mainland Ford. See the story filed under BC/ SURREY WHITE ROCK in the DEALERSHIPS section of this website.

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In summer, 2015 Dam's in Langley had this new 2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost coupe on the lot VIN 1FA6P8TH9F5127622.

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Dam's had this nice looking black 2015 Lincoln MKZ VIN 3LN6L2G96FR620826. One long standing feature of Lincoln which is really handy is the ability to unlock the car using a number combination. Originally the combination was a punch pad under the door handle.

15 lincoln mkz driver door frame dam's

Now the combo is invisible until you touch the driver's door pillar which lights up the combo lights.

15 llincoln mkz driver door combo

The feature is handy when traveling. If you lock your keys in the car miles from home no problem just open the door.

13 lincolns mkz red- Dam's, Langley, BC

Dam's also had a used red 2013 Lincoln MKZ VIN 3LN6L2JK5DR823506. What a relief to see a car that isn't black, white or silver.

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GOLD KEY GM, Langley, BC (formerly Country Pontiac Buick)/ became Gold Key VW.

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Became Gold Key Volkswagen (1984)/ 604-534-8617

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Gold Key GM was located in Langley, British Columbia. The dealership was formerly Country Pontiac. After doing business as Gold Key Pontiac Buick (1984) Ltd, a switch in priorities caused Gold Key to became exclusively VW in 1984. The Gold Key Volkswagen dealership is located on the Surrey/ Langley border at 19545 Langley Bypass, Surrey, British Columbia.

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LANGLEY CHRYSLER, Langley, BC (1971)/ 888-862-2091

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Langley Chrysler is located at 19418 Langley Bypass, Surrey, British Columbia. The dealership was founded in 1971 in Abbotsford, BC when it was known as Fraser City Motors Ltd. See a story on Fraser City Motors filed under BRITISH COLUMBIA/ ABBOTSFORD Dealers.

Fraser grew from an AMC dealership to Chrysler and moved to the Langley/ Surrey, BC border and now does business as Langley Chrysler despite being technically located in Surrey. An early 1970s version of their dealer sticker is shown above. The new logo is below.

dealer langley chrysler modern logo

At the start of 2013 they had 396 new vehicles in stock, mainly trucks. 75 of the new vehicles were leftover 2012 models. The brands break down as follows: RAM 187, Dodge 125, Jeep 48 and Chrysler 36. There were 79 cars in stock; 7 coupes (all Challengers) and 72 sedans. This is typical of a rural location where truck sales far outnumber cars.

dealer langley chrysler bc lot

All of their Challengers were new 2013 models which bucks a trend plaguing many lots where the SRT8s end up sitting. Langley had two SRT8s, the rest were SXTs, many with the Rallye Redline option.

In summer, 2015 this eye catching used Yellow 2010 Challenger R/T showed up.

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The Yellow Challenger R/T has 43.330 km on it and is selling for $32,998.00. The VIN is 2B3CJ5DT3AH159671.

10 Challenger R/T Yellow r Willowbrook, Langley, BC

Another used Challenger on the lot was this white one with black stripes. This 2011 Challenger is VIN 2B3CJ4DG9BH563315. The nice looking Challenger has 72,270 km and is listed for $29,998.00.

11 challenger White black stripes Willowbrook, Langley

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PRESTON CHEVROLET BUICK GMC CADILLAC, Langley, BC (1948)/ 877-534-4154

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STEELE NICHOLSON MOTORS, Langley, BC/ (became Preston Chev Olds in 1966)

Preston Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is located at 19990 Highway 10, Langley, British Columbia. Trapp Peters established a Chevrolet-Oldsmobile franchise in May, 1948. Trapp sold his dealership to Lloyd Steele and Dell Nicholson in 1952. They changed the name to Steele Nicholson Motors. Dell Nicholson departed in 1959 leaving Lloyd Steele as dealer principle. In 1965 Steele sold the dealership to George Preston. In 1966 George changed the name of the dealership to Preston Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Limited. In Sep, 1974 Cadillac was added to the roster along with a new 34,000 square foot facility along Highway 10. The current dealership is still at this location.

Formerly known as Preston Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadillac, when Oldsmobile was killed off the dealership was reduced to Chevrolet Cadillac.

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In Aug, 2006 after 40 years as dealer principle, George Preston died. The dealership was purchased by Robert Wolfe of Calgary and Peter Heppner of Edmonton who are co-dealers. Peter Heppner moved on site as General Manager of the dealership.

In July, 2010 Preston expanded and now carries the full roster of GM brands. As a result, another renaming of the dealership occurred giving us Preston Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Limited.

dealer preston cadillac entrance langley bc

At the start of 2013, Preston had 318 new vehicles in stock, 297 of which were 2013 models. Of the new vehicles, 128 of these are pickups, 59 SUVs, 6 vans and 7 commercial trucks leaving 117 new cars on the lot. The most expensive vehicle in stock is a white 2013 Corvette ZR1 coupe with 6.2 L manual shift. The Vette VIN 1G1Y62DT5D5800179 lists for $134,595.00. They also have a new white 2013 Corvette Grand Sport convertible packing a potent 7.0 L (427!) engine and manual shift. This Vette, VIN 1G1YZ3DE9D5700309 listed for $111,970.00. A new black leftover 2012 model Grand Sport which listed for $86,510.00 can be had for $74,980.00. That's only a few bucks more than a new blue 2013 Corvette on the lot for $74,875.00.

They also had eight new Camaros on hand. Aside from the usual mix of SS and six cylinder Camaros, Preston had a new red 2013 Camaro ZL1 for $69,995.00 with the supercharged 6.2 L and manual shift. The VIN is 2G1FZ1EP8D9803915.

Below is a shot of the dealership in summer, 2015 with a new Caddy on display.

dealer preston gm caddy on lot 2015

In summer, 2015 Preston parked an eye catching Torch Red Corvette Stingray Z51 at the corner of the lot.

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The Torch Red 2015 Corvette Stingray Z51 coupe VIN 1G1YM2D72F5123880 packs a 6.2 L V8 Direct Injection, Active Fuel Management, and Variable Valve Timing with a dry sump oil system that pumps out 455 HP and still manages EPA 19 MPG City and 35 MPG Hwy. This Vette has the 8 Speed automatic with paddle shifters which is an option over the manual 7 speed.

The Z51 adds performance suspension and electronic limited slip rear differential with it's own cooler. It has 4 wheel disc Brembo performance brakes ABS, and performance exhaust with 4 inch polished stainless steel tips. It has traction control and electronic stability control. The aluminum wheels are 19 inches up front with P245/35ZR-19 run flat tires. The rear wheels are 20 inches with P285/30ZR-20 tires. Standard vehicle price is $67,245.00.

The 3LT preferred equipment group adds a whopping $10,880.00 to the price (heated sport seats, data recording, advanced theft and audio and nav). Add $1,900.00 for the 8 speed, and $1,255.00 to carry forward the old Shark Corvette tradition of body colored removable T Tops- in this case the body colored carbon fiber removable roof is one piece. Magnetic selective ride is $1,885.00. Carbon fiber interior trim adds $1,045.00. Red brake calipers add $625.00, black aluminum wheels are $520.00, sueded microfiber seat inserts are $345.00, battery maintainer is $105.00 to pump up the option load to $18,560.00. Destination $1,800.00 and A/C excise tax of $100.00 takes final MSRP to $87,705.00.

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WILLOWBROOK CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE, Langley, BC/ 866-654-5557

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Willowbrook Chrysler Jeep Dodge is located at 19611 Langley Bypass, Langley, British Columbia. The dealership was established in 1989 by Doug Seal and was originally named Willowbrook Motors Ltd. At the start the dealership also included an AMC Jeep franchise.

dealer willowbrook chrysler langley bc lot

The first page of their website has a lineup of four SRT8s with the logo "Driven by a higher power". The performance emphasis is repeated on the first page where special note is made of the Dodge Vipers available on the Willowbrook lot.

At the start of 2013 Willowbrook had 13 new sedans in stock (mainly Darts). They had five Challengers, two of which were new. One was a blue 2012 Challenger Super Sport 3.6 L with 1,375 km. Interesting detail: the speedometer reads to 260 KPH (160 MPH). In the USA, six cylinders have 140 MPH speedometers and the R/Ts get 160 MPH ones. The other Challenger was also a six cylinder, but this was a new 2013 with no mileage on it.

In 2015 summer Willowbrook had a used red 2009 Challenger SRT8 with a black interior. The VIN is 3B3LJ74W69H619388.

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It had 6.1 L Hemi and a manual shift showing 80,689 km. Beside the red Challenger sits a black new 2015 model Challenger R/ T with the Shaker package. VIN is 2C3CDZBT2FH869155.

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A closeup on the shaker hood seen below.

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The new shaker is much smaller than the monster shaker installed on original Hemi Challengers from the 1970s but captures the essence of the concept. Beside this Challenger sits a black 2014 Viper.

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The Black Viper is parked beside a red Viper with black stripes.

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