Calif. Ford-Mercury store changes hands

BUYER: Chuck Holder, of Palm Desert, Calif.

SELLER: Norris Rancourt and John Brossard

LOCATION: Lakeport, Calif.

OLD NAME: Northlake Ford-Mercury

NEW NAME: Holder Ford-Mercury

Betten Automotive/Tom Miller

BUYER: Betten Automotive Group Inc.

SELLER: Tom Miller

LOCATION: Muskegon, Mich.

OLD NAME: Tom Miller Pontiac-Honda-GMC

NEW NAME: Betten Honda-Pontiac-GMC

Hunter Group/Anderson Automotive

BUYER: Hunter Group, of Hendersonville, N.C.

SELLER: Anderson Automotive Group, of Raleigh, N.C.

LOCATION: Asheville, N.C.

OLD NAME: Anderson Nissan-Lincoln-Mercury

NEW NAME: Hunter Lincoln-Mercury-Volvo

MORE: Anderson still has the Nissan franchise; Hunter is adding Volvo.

Ivory Imports/Hancock Automotive

BUYER: David Karangu, Ivory Imports Inc., of Augusta, Ga.

SELLER: Hancock Automotive Group, of Columbia, S.C.

LOCATION: Columbia, S.C.

OLD NAME: Hancock Motors

NEW NAME: BMW of Columbia, Ivory Volkswagen, Subaru of Columbia

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