Zimmer Motors has been operating in the Northern Kentucky area since 1929. It all began as a Plymouth franchise started by Ed Zimmer. Then, in 1933, the Desoto nameplate was added. A few years later, in 1938, the dealership was forced to move to a smaller area of land, and it operated as a used car dealer up until 1958.
In 1959, Studebaker was added as a franchise, followed by Plymouth (again) in 1961, and then the Chrysler brand in 1978. Continuing our family-owned tradition, Tom Zimmer joined our dealership in 1958, and Dick Zimmer in 1961. In March of 1980, Zimmer Motors moved to our present location in Florence, KY as a Chrysler and Plymouth dealership.
The new dealership quickly grew from seventeen employees to over fifty in a short span of time. Current managers Catherine, John, and Rich Zimmer all joined the company in the 1980s. In 1991, we added the Jeep and Eagle brands to our expanding line of quality brands. And in 2005, we underwent our latest change with a remodeled showroom and a brand-new separate auto parts center. Today, we continue to look for areas of improvement and grow to meet the needs of each and every customer that walks through our door.
Our history is what has made us who we are today, a dealership ready to serve drivers from all over Kentucky. With a massive selection of both used and new vehicles for sale from high-end brands like Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram, the options are practically endless. And once you have picked the perfect vehicle from our lot, our team will help you find the best vehicle financing options out there. But it does not end there. We also take care of our customers for years to come with a fully equipped auto service center. From oil changes to significant repairs, we will be there to take care of you.
For over 80 years, our family-owned and operated dealership has strived to build lifetime customers. Staffed with experienced sales representatives and vehicle shopping and service experience. So, stop by our dealership or contact us today. We look forward to working with you!