Anchorage’s Worthington Ford changes hands after 40 years in business
Some people might consider it the end of an era — longtime Anchorage dealership Worthington Ford and Lincoln is being sold to the Kendall Auto Group.
“It’s been our honor to serve the Anchorage market for the past 40 years and we’re excited to see that legacy of family friendly service continue with the Kendall Auto Group,” said Nick Worthington, president of the Worthington Auto Group. “We have always made our employees, our customers, and our community the center of our focus and we have great faith that Kendall will be able to carry on that legacy.”
Kendall Auto Group president Dave Blewett would not disclose the sale price of the Worthington purchase, nor of the other dealership the company is buying, Mercedes Benz of Anchorage. He said he expects the sales to close within the next two weeks and new signs to go up shortly after that.
The sales bring the number of Kendall dealerships in Alaska to 18.
But even though the Ford dealership will continue to do business with a new owner, one thing isn’t going away — the ads that made Worthington famous. Remember the “go see Cal” commercial? Or the “dog spot” commercials?
Blewett said the company will have a new name but will remember the Worthington legacy. He said the dealership will have a new general manager but most of the Worthington employees are expected to stay on.
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