The infamous BMW 328i Convertible M-Sport in our New Bern showroom once belonged to our GM’s mentor, Michael Hariton, who passed away unexpectedly in July, 2020. Michael was a pivotal figure for helping mentor the investment & business-advice in order for Joshua to begin his original vision of NC Automotive PreOwned.
It was in our plans for Michael to join the Management team in December of 2020. When our family heard of the unfortunate news, our Dealership decided to purchase his BMW from his Estate and make it a cornerstone-piece for our Showroom for years to come in order to honor the amazing friendship & bond that was shared. The entire Hariton Family has become our extended family, and for that we are so very grateful.
It was a challenge to reverse-engineer how to fit a vehicle inside of a former bank, which was not designed for such a task. After some careful measuring, a few door-removals, & some very tight clearance-margins, we were able to successfully park the BMW inside the former bank with just a couple of millimeters to spare.