It all began 60 years ago, on the corner of College and Mulberry Streets in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The Swope Family of Dealerships got its start in a small building with a one car showroom, two gas pumps out on the curb and a new car inventory consisting of just three vehicles. In 60 years we have grown from the smallest dealership in Elizabethtown to a member of the largest dealership group in Kentucky.
This being our Diamond Anniversary, we have scheduled events throughout the year. Significant among these is our increased support of United Way and United Way charities, the completion of our state of the art 23,000 square foot Nissan Dealership and the remodeling and expansion of Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum.
A lot of ribbons were cut on May 10th, as we celebrated the Grand Opening of these two outstanding facilities and welcomed several hundred friends and customers who were in attendance. There was picture taking and much reminiscing about the early days of the Swope businesses in Hardin and Jefferson Counties in Kentucky.
An interesting Diamond Anniversary display is our original 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook, just like the first cars we sold back in 1952. Driven less that 16,000 miles everything is original, including even the tires. Featuring much of its showroom beauty, this 60 year old car attracts many admirers.