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Our History: Short Motor Company was founded by my Dad, Leo Short, in 1990 after he was a Snap-On Tool dealer for 9 years. He was guided in starting his business by his uncle, John Short, who owned several new and used car dealerships throughout Texas over the course of more than 30 years in the business. I started working for my Dad at age 16, finished high school, and then began my college career toward my Associates Degree in Automotive Marketing and Management from Northwood University in Cedar Hill, TX. I married my wonderful wife Rachel in 2007 and we welcomed a baby boy to our family in February 2011, and then a baby girl in December 2012. My Dad and I continue to work together: he sells vehicles strictly from his storefront just as he has done from the same location since 1990, while I have chosen to cater to the online community. Since 1990 our family business has been a member in good standing with the Fort Worth Independent Auto Dealers Association, the Texas Independent Auto Dealers Association, and the National Independent Auto Dealers Assocation.
When I was 12 years old, my Grandpa gave me a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback that had been sitting in a field since the 1970's. It was my dream car, but once I started looking to buy parts for it and realized that wasn't going to happen with my [non-existent] budget, I sold it for $1,300. By the time I graduated High School at age 17, I had bought and sold over 30 cars. For my High School yearbook, they made up a new "Most Likely To Be..." category for me - I was "Most Likely To Become President Of Ford Motor Company" (there was a bit of a joke in there too since I was a die-hard Chevy guy at the time). When I joined eBay in 1999 I was buying and selling rare Hot Wheels toy cars. Now since 2006 I've been selling pre-owned cars and trucks full-time on eBay and specializing in diesel trucks.
I have been an eBay member since 1999 and have 100% positive feedback since "Day 1" on over 400 transactions. You may find other sellers with online "testimonials" or something similar - the difference here is that eBay feedback can't be edited by the buyer or seller once it's posted, so you can be certain these are real comments from real buyers. Keep in mind, these feedback comments are not left at the moment they take delivery of their vehicle, but rather done at their leisure and once they've actually put some miles on their vehicle to make sure everything is as I've said it was. I take great care to make sure this is always the case. I've sold vehicles to Indonesia, Switzerland, Canada, Nigeria, Haiti, Costa Rica, and Mexico - as well as just about every state in the USA - and I've had repeat customers from as far away as North Dakota and as close as just a few miles from my office.
My Philosophy: To provide quality pre-owned vehicles with outstanding value and superior customer service. I realize that my customers have a lot of choices when purchasing a vehicle and my goal is to cater to you personally by providing a perfectly painless purchasing experience. I treat you with the same respect, honesty, and integrity that I would expect to receive. All of my vehicles are hand-picked, thoroughly inspected and fully serviced, and then inspected cosmetically and test driven by me before they're ever offered for sale. If you have a question about anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask - I'm readily available through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or a phone call (817-988-2629).