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Classic car stolen from Deerfield Beach car dealership
The Broward Sheriff's Office has released surveillance video of a group of thieves stealing a 1975 white Chevy Caprice convertible from a car dealership in Deerfield Beach. - WPLG Local 10, (Miami, Fla.), 11/25/14

Gas station, car at auto dealership set on fire during Ferguson unrest
A Conoco gas station and cars in the parking lot of a nearby car dealership were set on fire Monday night. - KMOV-TV, (St. Louis, Mo.), 11/25/14

Buy a car and it snows 6 inches on Christmas, dealership pays you back
Deals on flat screen TVs and fancy electronics are a staple of luring shoppers into stores on Black Friday, but what about a free ride? - Chicago Tribune, 11/25/14

Military vet arrested for threatening to hold car dealership hostage
A military veteran in the metro is accused of making deadly threats against a car dealer. - KFOR-TV, (Oklahoma City), 11/14/14

Georgia car dealer, son charged with alleged odometer, title fraud
The owner of a Forest Park used car dealership was arrested Thursday morning and warrants issued for his son for alleged odometer and title violations. - Albany Herald, (Ga.), 11/14/17

Sam Pack auction sells 131 cars for $11.8 million
Car collectors from eight countries spent more than $11.5 million Saturday on 131 cars at the Sam Pack Five Star Collection sale in Farmers Branch. - Dallas Business Journal, 11/17/14

Car dealers fire back: Why negotiating is good for car buyers
Now, the NADA is back with another video, highlighting what it calls "the benefits of price competition." - Green Car Reports, 11/4/14

Peeved customer leaves $19,000 of coins with fishy odor at car dealer's showroom
In yet another case of settling scores with loads of coin, a customer left $19,000 of coins at a car dealer's showroom on Tuesday. - The Straits Times, (Singapore), 11/5/14

Former New York car dealer charged with stealing two cars
Former Skaneateles car dealer, Pat Bombard, 58, was arrested Friday in Elbridge and charged with third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony. - Auburn Citizen, 11/4/14

A third of this dealer's sales are Chevy Volt electric cars: How'd they do it?
Can any other franchised dealer in the world make the claim that full one-third of its sales are a single model of plug-in electric car? - Green Car Reports, 11/3/14

Tom Stimus brashly went where no car dealer had gone before
He wore sideburns and Sansabelts, and the way he thumped the hoods on all those burnt orange custom conversion vans made him a local car lot legend. - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 11/2/14

Text a car dealer? There’s an app for that
A trio of entrepreneurs — Prabode Weebadde, Steve Schwartz and Nick Gorton —launched Carcode SMS, a mobile app that lets potential car buyers text questions directly to auto dealerships. - Lansing State Journal, 11/2/14

Suspected drug dealer is handed back cash and car
Police are shaking their heads after a suspected area drug dealer was given back confiscated money and a car. - KVLY-TV, (Fargo, N.D.), 10/23/14

Historic demolition rule stalls downtown auto dealer's expansion
A city ordinance intended to protect Spokane's historic buildings stands in the way of a car dealership's plans to expand downtown. - The Spokesman-Review, (Spokane, Wash.), 10/22/14

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