Business was brisk, and soon we needed a place in which to get these cars ready. A big old barn-like building was located in Highland Park and we named it...The Autobarn ... and went to work. But something strange happened...people stared to come in, and asked if they could buy the cars before they got wholesaled! We realized that the non-confrontational way that we were presenting our cars was what people wanted and the Autobarn Sales Process was born. Soon we were retailing more cars than we were wholesaling, and customers were having fun in the showroom- shooting baskets, racing slot cars, drinking strong coffee and buying old cars!!
On July 1st, 1992, we opened the first Autobarn of Evanston Store. Using the same non-confrontational processes , we immediately became the largest Volume Volkswagen Dealership in Chicagoland
We continue to specialize in the interesting pre-driven European imports that we had become known for in Highland Park, and continued to grow our business through repeat customers and referrals that our sales approach and service follow-up has provided. The Autobarn Evanston is where it all started!