Profile: Copley Motorcars
- May 30, 2020
- Posted by Marc Enger
Copley Motorcars was established by Stu Carpenter in 1995. Working for other luxury and sportscar dealers in Boston since 1986, Stu has gained a longterm-experience in offering exceptional products at a fair price making the acquisition of a classic and luxury car as easy and as enjoyable as possible.
The team at Copley Motorcars has a particular affinity for vintage Mercedes Benz, Ferrari and Land Rover Defender but also other blue chips such as 289 Cobra, BMW Z8 and Porsche 959. Since the market for these cars is a worldwide one, Copley Motorcars ships worldwide and can easily assist with the logistical arrangements.
December 2019 marked Copley’s 24th year of buying and selling sports and classics. Their showroom is located in the center of Needham, about 15 miles west of the City of Boston. Copley has an interesting, some would say eclectic, mix of classic cars always on offer and find something to love about each and every one. And because Copley Motorcars is a smallish “boutique” type dealer, their classic cars don’t necessarily run out the door. A new arrival could be there for a day, a week or even six months. That said, all of their classics are different one to the next and are being looked at throughout the USA and the world. If you see a car you like and want to buy it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you see a car and want to think about it, terrific too. But please, please, please assume that someone else is looking at the very same classic you are interested in so, if it gets sold, they do their very best to find another for you.
“I’m Stu Carpenter and I established Copley Motorcars in 1995. I had been working for other luxury and sportscar dealers in Boston since 1986 and had become disenchanted with how these dealerships were being operated. The sales games were the rule of the day… back and forth to the manager to get a deal done, grind out the last penny from the customer, pressure-pressure-pressure and no goodwill after delivery. In short, every situation was a negotiation with the dealer. I couldn’t and wouldn’t do business in that manner.
As the owner and operator of Copley Motorcars, my approach to what is usually a difficult process for both dealer and customer is simple: offer an exceptional product, price it correctly, and make the transaction as easy and enjoyable as possible. As I quite often say, “It’s not hard to be nice to the customer.” Since you are dealing with a small company whose principal – me – is involved day-to-day, if a deal can get done, it will get done… in just a few minutes time, in a peaceful and relaxed environment. As the owner, I am the sales department, the leasing department and, the complaint department. Because I wear all the hats, you are assured that things will get done to your satisfaction. In short, these are cool cars that no one needs so, let’s have some fun too!”
“I’m Adam Check and I have an unwavering passion for Land Rovers. This began during my childhood with a succession of Range Rovers and Discoverys in our family and grew as I was exposed to the different Series and Defender models via the regional Land Rover enthusiasts’ club during the late 90’s. My peers had posters of athletes on their bedroom walls; mine were adorned with NAS Defender 90s .
This passion developed into a career and I’ve enjoyed multiple positions with Land Rover dealerships, including as a professional mechanic and leading salesperson. Most recently, I’ve been with a series of successful software companies in the Boston area but have made a return to my roots, doing what I love.
My own Land Rover stable includes a ’72 Series III and ’94 Discovery 5-speed, both of which are daily-driven to Copley Motorcars from my home in rural Bolton that I share with my wife Rebecca, our daughter Morgan, and two dogs. You can find us at various Land Rover events and rallies across the northeast.”
Classic, Vintage, & Sports Collector Car Dealership located in Newport Beach, CA
CopleyWest was born in 2019 when co-owners Stu and Pat had a great dinner with their wives. Friends for over 25 years, we share the same ethos in business and in life and strive for perfection and simplicity. We aim to have fun and make sure our customers have fun in the process. Repeat business is the foundation of our business.
Pat has been in the automobile business for over 35 years (most recently, two decades with Ferrari) and has far-ranging tastes in all things wheeled, from Buicks, Ferraris, Rovers, Bugattis, Fire-trucks, Mokes, Citroens, hotrods, muscle cars, anything pre-war and more, staying focused remains a challenge. We will build on what Stu has created with Copley Motorcars over the past 25 years in Boston and make sure the customer remains our #1 priority.
2009 RUF CTR3 twin turbo coupe
Copley Motorcars is offering this 2009 RUF CTR3 coupe, S/N W09BM03879PR06002, Silver Matte with BMW sportrot leather interior.
3.8 litre twin turbo flat 6 cylinder engine putting out 682 horsepower, 6 speed race-derived sequential gearbox, manufactured by RUF Automobile GmbH of Pfaffenhausen, Germany, the CTR3 designed and built from the ground up by RUF with its aggressive and stunning lines, one of just 29 CTR3 with its moniker a 20th anniversary homage to the original CTR Yellowbird, our CTR3 outfitted from new with carbon-ceramic brakes, front axle lift system, smashing BMW sportrot 1389 leather, and the race-derived 6 speed sequential gearbox, our rare-to-market CTR3 having been used sparingly since original build with just 1,650 miles from new and in exceptional condition throughout.
Pair Of Stunning Ferraris To Be Sold
2017 F12 TdF Berlinetta, 354 miles, S/N ZFF81BFA1H0225939, Blu Tour de France with rosso, 769hp normally aspirated 6.3 litre front engine V12, 7-speed dual clutch F1 transmission with “paddle shifting,” 2.9 seconds 0 – 62mph, original owner’s manuals, spare keys, original window sticker, delivered new via Ferrari of Salt Lake City May 31, 2017, period racing styling cues of rear fender vents and outside fuel filler, one of just 799 F12 TdF worldwide and built as an homage to the wildly successful 1950s 250 GT TdF Berlinetta, in “as new” condition throughout with just 354 miles from new.
2015 458 Speciale Aperta, 620 miles, Blue Tour de France with rosso, S/N ZFF78VHA9F0209071, 605hp normally aspirated 4.5 litre mid-engine V8, 7-speed dual clutch F1 transmission with “paddle shifting,” fully electric retractable hard top, original owner’s manuals, spare keys, original window sticker, delivered new via Ferrari of Salt Lake City April 20, 2015, one of just 499 458 SA worldwide, in “as new” condition throughout with just 620 miles from new.
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
Copley Motorcars are offering this stunning 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO.
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, S/N ZFFPA16B000055237, Pininfarina designed Group B supercar with carbon fibre and alloy coachwork, Rosso Corsa with black leather/orange inserts, 400hp 2.8 litre twin turbo V8, 5 speed gearbox, optioned from new with power windows and air conditioning, delivered new to celebrated Ferrari collector, Yoshiho Matsuda who would keep the very first 288 GTO delivered into Japan in his collection for 25 years, coming to the States a half-dozen years ago and taking residence in noted USA collections, showing just 14,150 original kilometers, 55237 benefiting from a Ferrari dealer fresh servicing which is in-process, with just 272 produced the 288 GTO the most rare of the four original Ferrari supercars.
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