Our Motoring Heritage Since 1956
Grange has 60 years of proud and authentic motoring heritage dealing with marque manufacturers to deliver motoring excellence and trust to all our visiting guests.
Grange is a fast growing and successful, prestige, franchised new and used vehicle dealership group based in the United Kingdom that operate as part of the Motor Trader Dealer Group of the Year, award winning, Cambria Automobiles plc.
We have over 500 quality used prestige cars available for sale that suit all budgets with competitive finance available on all our range. Be assured that all our quality used vehicles undergo a comprehensive vehicle safety check to ensure they meet the highest standards. A standard of excellence that has been well refined to delight since we were founded in 1956.
Grange was founded by Frederick Chambers in 1956 with the first business in Brook Street, Brentwood, trading as a Service and Repair Workshop and a Petrol Station.
In December 1958 Grange Motors (Brentwood) Ltd was formed to acquire the business founded by Frederick Chambers and the business was gradually built up over the years to represent a number of manufacturers including, Lotus, Volkswagen, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Jensen, Fiat and Saab. The Grange business was later taken over by his two sons, Colin and Graham Chambers. They expanded Grange opening up a new business in Welwyn Garden City in 1985, which was a Jaguar and Aston Martin dealership. They further expanded with a brand new flagship site in Exeter in 1989 as a Jaguar and Aston Martin Dealership.
On 23 May 2003, Summit Motors Investment Limited a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation of Tokyo purchased all 3 businesses. This was run by SMIUK along with their other brands Invicta, Doves and Dees, until Cambria Automobiles Holdings Ltd purchased the SMIUK group on 31 December 2007.
In 2008 Doves Jaguar Croydon took on the Grange brand to become Grange Jaguar Croydon, along with Swindon Jaguar which became Grange Swindon.
In July 2014, Cambria added its first Land Rover dealership to its brand portfolio by purchasing Hadley Green Motors of Barnet, Hertfordshire. This also added Cambria's 6th Jaguar dealership.
On the 1st May 2015, Cambria completed the acquisition of the trade and assets of the Land Rover franchise in Royal Wootton Basset, Swindon from TH White Limited. Read more about Grange Land Rover Swindon here. On the 8th January 2016, Cambria completed the acquisition of the Land Rover franchise in Welwyn Garden City from the Jardine Motors Group.
In May 2016 Cambria opened its third Aston Martin dealership in Birmingham.
On the 5th July 2016, Cambria Automobiles plc, acquired the trade and assets of Stratstone Jaguar and Land Rover Woodford in South Woodford, North London from Pendragon Premier Limited, a subsidiary of Pendragon PLC.
In November 2017, Cambria Automobiles plc agreed a partnership with luxury brand McLaren to open a dealership in Hatfield in January 2018.
Grange is a successful, prestige, franchised car dealership group based in the United Kingdom that operate as part of Cambria Automobiles plc. We are extremely proud to be a representative of the marque brands of Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and McLaren across our twelve dealerships who are committed to delivering all our guests with an exceptional level of service excellence.
Timeline of key events in the history of Grange Motors
1956 - Grange Motors founded by Frederick Chambers in Brentwood, Essex and remained a family run business until May 2003.
1958 - Grange Motors (Brentwood) Ltd was established in December making Grange Motors Britain's largest independently owned Jaguar franchises and one of Britain's largest Aston Martin dealerships.
1985 - Grange Welwyn Garden City established with Jaguar and Aston Martin dealerships.
1989 - Grange Exeter established with Aston Martin and Jaguar dealerships.
2003 - Acquisition of Grange Motors Ltd by Summit Motors Group Limited (SMIUK).
2007 - Cambria Automobiles Limited acquires Grange Motors Ltd as part of SMIUK deal.
2008 - Grange Jaguar Swindon and Grange Jaguar Croydon formed.
2014 - Cambria Automobiles plc acquires Hadley Green Motors of Barnet to add its first Land Rover dealership.
2015 - Cambria Automobiles plc acquires the trade and assets of T H White Land Rover in Swindon.
2016 (Jan) - Cambria Automobiles plc acquires Land Rover Welwyn Garden City from Jardine Motors Group.
2016 (May) - Cambria Automobiles plc opens Aston Martin Birmingham.
2016 (July) - Cambria Automobiles plc acquires Jaguar and Land Rover Woodford from Pendragon Premier Limited, a subsidiary of Pendragon plc.
2017 (November) - Cambria Automobiles plc agreed a partnership with luxury brand McLaren to open a dealership in Hatfield in January 2018.
2017 (November) - Cambria Automobiles plc agreed a partnership with luxury brand Bentley to open dealerships in Chelmsford and Tunbridge Wells in January 2018.