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S Martin (Feb 2013)
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Freehold Price: £499,950 Price Reduced Annual Turnover: £380,000 Annual Gross Profit: £210,000
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular garage and MOT business, which is ideally located in Devon.

The business was originally established in 1959 and has been in our client’s careful ownership since 1980. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our client’s desire for a well-deserved retirement. The business currently operates 5 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £68,550 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 84%.

Our client offers a wide variety of motor services including car & van servicing, tracking, tyre checks & replacement, car diagnostics, MOT testing on all vehicles, car accident repairs and body repairs, to name a few, as well as providing diesel and petrol fuel. The property boasts 90 sq. metres of floor space, is well maintained and fitted out to suit the trade.

We are advised that the land has been granted planning permissions for three houses.

The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area for the high quality of the services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the excellent services offered. The business already has an excellent website in place to promote the business at

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving and busy business to the next level; therefore, early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

This busy garage occupies substantial ground floor lock-up premises, ideally located in Devon. The business is surrounded by densely populated residential properties, from which the business derives much of its trade. The property is located on a busy road and benefits from a very high volume of footfall and passing trade, as well as good car parking facilities to the front of the premises.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with a bus stop directly opposite the property. The railway station is just a 5-minute walk away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with one being within easy driving distance, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks.

Substantial ground floor lock-up premises in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising:

Reception/office with desks, PCs, cash register and credit/debit card terminal.

Main workshop with:

2 x pits.

Racking and shelving to perimeter walls.

Diagnostic equipment.



Hand tools.

Hand wash basin.

Store room.

External with:

3,000-gallon petrol fuel pump

1,000-gallon diesel fuel pump

1,000-gallon diesel fuel pump

Forecourt, which will accommodate up to 8 x vehicles.

External vehicle ramp.

We are advised Freehold.

The business is open:

Monday – Friday: 8.00am – 5.30pm

Saturday – Sunday: Closed

The business is owner run and managed with 2 x full time staff members.

The business generates a turnover in the region of £68,550 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 84%.

Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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