Over 175 years of combined motoring expertise giving you a more enjoyable buying experience.
At Colbornes we have always been about setting milestones. For 75 years we have been doing this every day in and outside our showrooms offering great prices, sound advice and quality vehicles. Some milestones have been bigger than others though. In 1949 we were the first UK company to place trust in a German car, the Volkswagen Beetle, which was described by the British Motor Industry Commission as “bizarre, too flimsy – a toy not to be taken seriously”. The Volkswagen was to alter the course not just of British but global motoring history.
2014 is also another great milestone in the history of Colbornes for we are delighted to announce we are becoming a part of Lookers plc. Lookers, another proud name in the car industry, started trading in 1908 when John Looker, the founder, opened a bicycle shop whilst dealing in the occasional used car. Like Colbornes, the growth and success of Lookers can only be put down to customer satisfaction and fittingly enough, both Lookers and Colbornes share the similar mottos; Customers for Life and Colbornes for Life.
This exciting unification of two motoring industry giants is great news for everyone, not least our current customers who will now benefit from being part of an extended family offering more choice and even more competitive pricing. Whether it be in aftersales services, commercial vehicles, preowned cars or new car sales we are certain that this year’s milestone will only lead to improved customer satisfaction at Guildford Van Centre.
For any further information please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the senior management team at your local Lookers Colborne Ltd dealership.