ST. LOUIS – General Motors has reached an industry landmark with the sale of the 13-millionth GM remarketed vehicle at auction. The vehicle, a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban 2WD half-ton LS model, was sold at a recent special sales event at the Manheim St. Louis Auto Auction to George Weber Chevrolet of Columbia, Ill. This GM Sponsored Auctions closed sale included 700 GM used vehicles.
“Manheim St. Louis Auto Auction has been a great General Motors sale over the past 22 years and we’re pleased we can share this honor with our auction partners here,” said Mark Mathews, director, GM Rental and Used Vehicle Activities. “This milestone is the result of the contributions of all of our auction venues across the United States over the last 26 years. The Manheim St. Louis team and all of the 40 GM Sponsored Auctions across the United States understand that effective vehicle remarketing is about providing outstanding service and value to our dealers, from reconditioning and repairs to presenting the vehicles in the sale lanes.”
Since its first GM auction in October 1986, the Manheim St. Louis auction has sold more than 350,000 GM used vehicles. More than 250 GM dealers participated in today’s sale.
Manheim St. Louis holds a closed GM Sponsored Auctions sale every other Thursday, offering an average of 600 vehicles per sale and welcoming 250 GM dealers, who buy both in the lane and online, using Manheim Simulcast. Participating dealers hail from across the United States.
“GM’s decision to sell its 13-millionth used vehicle here is a real tribute to the Manheim St. Louis team’s commitment to meeting the needs of our factory customers and to the pride and dedication of the auction employees here,” said Mike Goodsell, general manager, Manheim St. Louis. “We’ve had an excellent relationship with General Motors over the past 22 years, working hard to develop programs and processes to help maximize value for both GM and its dealers.”