When Hamilton Honda opened its doors six years ago with a service department open seven days a week, there were plenty of skeptics. The dealership, which is in New Jersey, broke with a state law that forbids car dealers from selling or servicing cars on Sunday. But the skeptics are now turning into supporters of this innovative approach to business.
In fact, when the dealer recently sold a 2013 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W04 driven by British driver Lewis Hamilton at an auction in Las Vegas, it set a record for most expensive modern Formula 1 car ever sold at public auction. It also pushed Hamilton to third place behind Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio in the list of most valuable drivers to have won a Formula 1 world championship title.
The Mercedes was the first of Hamilton’s 14 wins in the series for Mercedes-AMG during the 2013 season and is believed to be the only ex-Hamilton Mercedes F1 car that is available to the public, as all others are owned by the team or its chief executive, Toto Wolff. The car was the last to use a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter V8 engine, and it marked the beginning of a period of dominance for Hamilton and Mercedes-AMG that would continue through 2021.
In other news, the Hamilton car sales team was at the East Windsor Independence Day Fireworks event on July 2 and was proud to sponsor this community celebration. Several of the staff members also displayed brand-new Honda vehicles like the 2016 Pilot and HR-V. Hamilton car sales