Who We Are

Company History

1998

1st Car Imports is launched as a local, family-run business by Kay and Doug Turnbull.  The business works exclusively with right hand drive cars imported into the UK from Europe.

2001

We launch our first website. Looking back now, it was incredibly basic, but enabled us to reach a new client base all over the UK.

2004

We start to work increasingly with left hand drive cars to satisfy a demand from UK clients for vehicles to use whilst at holiday homes abroad.

2008

After many years of helping out behind the scenes, Kay and Doug’s son, Giles joins the company. 1st Car Imports is incorporated, with Doug and Giles as co-directors.

2011

Doug takes a well-earned break, as Duncan Ledger joins the company to head up the logistics team.

2014

Duncan becomes a director and co-owner of the company

2017

1st Car Imports launch their new website and re-brand to assist in their moves into new markets outside of Europe.