Joe Girard – Top Car Salesman
He was in the Guiness Book of World Records for selling the most cars
For 12 straight years Joe sold more cars and trucks than any other salesperson. More as an individual than most dealers sell in total. No other salesperson has ever attained this title for more than one year, and not for both cars and trucks.
On January 1, 1978, Joe hung up his gloves and quit selling cars. During his selling career (1963-1977), he sold 13,001 cars, all at retail. Most of his time is now spent writing books, giving lectures, and sales rallies.
His secret weapon? Greeting cards.
Girard made The Guinness Book of World Records 12 times for achieving the top vehicle sales in the world.
He also was ranked by Forbes magazine in 1977 as one of the “Super Salesmen of the Century.”
Former President Gerald Ford presented him with the Golden Plate Award in 1975.
He sold cars from 1963 to 1977, starting at 267 units a year, rising to an all-time record of 1,425 units and
retiring at 855 units to write books.
Girard had his own office at the dealership and hired two assistants out of his pocket, one to help recruit and market sales,
one to prep new cars, assess trade-ins and coordinate service requests.
He sent out nearly 13,000 greeting cards a month to his customers,
celebrating everything from Halloween to Groundhog Day.
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