Four dealerships changed hands in single-store transactions in the fourth quarter, two in New York and one each in Alabama and North Carolina.
Here's a look at the deals involving domestic, import and luxury brands.
New York growth for Bill Rapp
Bill Rapp Inc. expanded its presence in upstate New York last month with the purchase of a General Motors dealership.
Bill Rapp, owned by father-son duo Bruce Rapp and Brian Rapp, bought Mort Backus & Sons, a Buick-Chevrolet dealership, in Ogdensburg, N.Y., on Dec. 6, according to Nancy Phillips Associates. The dealership advisory firm in Exeter, N.H., handled the transaction.
The group bought the dealership from brothers Paul, Michael, John and Patrick Backus. It was the Backus family's only dealership, the advisory firm said.
The store was renamed Bill Rapp Chevrolet-Buick of Ogdensburg.
It marks the fourth franchised dealership for Bill Rapp, of Syracuse, N.Y., joining two Subaru dealerships and a Buick-GMC store, all in New York. The group also has a used-only store, according to its website.