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rkapteyn
09-24-2017, 06:55 PM
http://www.advertiser-tribune.com/news/local-news/2017/09/coppus-continues-family-tradition/

kurtruk
09-25-2017, 12:33 AM
Answers the trivia question: How many M-B dealers remain that were originally awarded a franchise in 1957?

StudeRich
09-25-2017, 01:38 AM
Boy did they get that story messed up or what? The Caption on the 1950 Photo says it was in the '60's! And then there is THIS misleading info:

This year, John said the dealership also was honored as one of the oldest dealerships in the U.S. to sell Mercedes-Benz. In addition, Coppus Motors was honored at the Mercedes-Benz Convention June 7 in Miami, Florida. John received the trophy for being one of six remaining dealers who were awarded the Mercedes-Benz franchise in 1957, reaching its 60th year of selling Mercedes-Benz. Before the Mercedes-Benz Corp. was established, buyers could only go through a distributor to purchase vehicles.

How about when Mercedes Benz United States Sales Division of Studebaker Corp. was the sole Sales, Service and Parts supplier for MB Cars?

kurtruk
09-25-2017, 09:14 AM
Wouldn't that be the distributor referenced in your highlight?
If so, it's not misleading. They just didn't include a detail most of the reading public would not care about.