Welcome to Bell & Howard Chevrolet – Cadillac
52 Years in business – 1957-2010


In 1927, the Chevrolet Franchise in Statesville was held by Morrow Motor Company. Mr. Morrow sold out to C. A. Kyles who held the franchise until 1932 when it was purchased by Mr. Coleman Deal. Mr. Deal was the Chevrolet dealer until the fall of 1935, when he sold out to Mr. J. F. Scarborough.
Scarborough Chevrolet Company experienced a steady growth throughout the years and expanded their building facilities located at South Meeting Street and Sharpe Street. To meet the growth of Statesville and the surrounding area, a new showroom was added, a new separate body shop was added and the last new addition was a new service department, which was built in 1955.
In October, 1957, Mr. Scarborough decided to sell his business. Mr. E. R. Bell and Mr. W. P. Howard purchased the entire assets of Scarborogh Chevrolet Company on October 1, 1957. Mr. Bell had been employed with the old company for several years as a new car sales manager. Mr. Howard had been associated with Abernathy Chevrolet, Inc., in Hickory, North Carolina from 1955 to 1957, and prior to that had been with McHenry Chevrolet, Inc., in Hickory, North Carolina.
The new owners kept the name of the old company until March 1, 1971, when the name was changed to Bell & Howard Chevrolet, Inc.
It wasn’t long before the company began to grow at a rapid pace, and the new owners felt that eventually the company would have to move out if they were going to have the room necessary for the company to grow and serve its customers. With this in mind, the company purchased in 1961 a tract of land outside the city on Interstate Highway 40 near Highway 21.
In August, 1970, the company signed the contract for the present facilities and the building was completed March 1, 1971.
In February, 1989 Mr. E. R. Bell passed away and the partnership assets were purchased by Mr. Howard who continues to serve as President of Bell and Howard Chevrolet Cadillac.
Our dynamic growth is a direct result of our fine and loyal employees. Their ethical business practices and sense of community leadership have worked hand-in-hand in building a company we can all be proud of.

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