Giles Cooper Automotive Limited is based in the village of Barley in Hertfordshire, bordering Cambridgeshire and Essex. We are close to the M11 at junction 10 with the A10 at Royston and A1 at Baldock all within easy reach. London is less than an hourís travelling time whether by road or rail along with a 35min journey to Stansted airport.
Giles Cooper Automotive Ltd has been created to carry on the tradition of selling an interesting range of cars with specialisation in Sports and Performance vehicles that was started over three decades ago.
Originally this was by way of marketing all types of mainstream and niche vehicles progressing to the selling of Lotus models of the period and then subsequently diversifying into the world of TVR. This was to remain the mainstay and all consuming passion for the next three decades.
Giles Cooper personally was the spirit and driving force behind the original business which operated from the sleepy hamlet of Dane End in Hertfordshire. A chance phone call in 1985 from Peter Wheeler, then owner of TVR Engineering in Blackpool launched a joint business relationship with the opening (on an existing TVR site) of TVR's main London outlet in 1985. Two years later Giles bought out Peter's share of the business and for the next 18 years or so maintained its premier role as TVR's number one outlet in North London.
Along the way two other dealerships were born, one being solely TVR in Surrey and the second dealing initially in TVR with the later addition of a Lotus franchise in Essex. Shortly after Peter sold TVR, Giles was approached by Noble Automotive and having taken on the franchise immediately made an impact. A large amount of the M15 models and many of the remaining new GTO3R and M400 versions were sold. Finally in 2005 Tony Stelliga the new owner of Marcos Cars and previous customer sought out Giles's specialist car experience to help with his new road car project.
With the wind of change in TVR's fortunes, along with non appearance of the Noble M15 and subsequent reduction of Marcos cars future projections resulted in a complete change of plan.
To this end Giles Cooper Automotive ltd is now operating from the beautiful village of Barley in Hertfordshire conveniently bordering Cambridgeshire and Essex.
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