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WE Campaign Launch

We are launching our new campaign “WE” to express what you – the customer and the Northern Beaches, means to us as the Crawford family, the staff and what we stand for as we continue to support our local community today, tomorrow and into the future.

This campaign has come about because Col Crawford is a third generation family owned and operated business who welcomes Will Crawford, Col Crawford’s youngest grandson, into the business. This brings a new and fresh life force into the company who embraces the latest technology that is available.

WE Have

At the age of 16 Col Crawford left school to commence his Automobile career with York Motors. This was the start of an incredible journey in the motor industry, which resulted in his opening Col Crawford Motors 17 years later at age 33.

From humble beginnings and using the laundry of a burnt-out house as his office, Col Crawford set up 8 cars on the block and borrowed 6 more cars from friends to make the display more impressive. May 1967 was the beginning. The big question was – would he make it?

Today Col Crawford Motors is one of Australia’s largest multi-franchise car dealerships, encompassing 8 new car manufacturers Holden, HSV, Honda, Hyundai, Suzuki, KIA, Renault & BMW, and three used car operations in Brookvale, Mona Vale and North Narrabeen, across ten locations on Sydney Northern Beaches.


Under Stephen Crawford’s leadership the business is still expanding, moving into an era of new technology and evolving into a company that embraces solar energy and a clean environment for us, in our local community.

WE Will

There are changes within the car industry and along with their father, it will be this next generation that leads the company into the new frontier. This will mean being involved in Electric Cars very soon. One thing is for sure however, at Col Crawfords they will be the key people that live and breathe the business, are attached to their customers & staff and are here to look after our customers’ needs not only today but also tomorrow

WE Are

Col Crawford’s main focus is to provide superior and efficient automotive services, while maintaining its reputation as a leading company in excellent customer service. We go the extra mile to ensure that your first visit to Col Crawfords is definitely not your last, and we endeavour to build a community feeling among our staff and customers.

We are proud of our heritage and strong community ties with the Northern Beaches. The majority of our customer base is from the Northern Beaches so it makes sense that we have invested in our community. This business is well established and successful and bases its operations on good ethics, professionalism and customer service.

We are here for today, tomorrow and for the future of our Northern Beaches community.

Nissan announcement

Further Information on the Non-Renewal of the Col Crawford Nissan Dealer Agreement

As of 31st August Col Crawford ceased to be a Nissan Dealer. After 47 years of representing Nissan (originally known as Datsun), Nissan Motor Company Australia has chosen not to renew our Dealer Agreement. This decision by Nissan has not been performance based. Such as a Manufacturer (Franchisor) can design and have in place in a Dealer Agreement with the current Australian legislation and franchising codes, non-renewal, and in our case the franchisor has simply made the decision not to renew the franchisee’s (Col Crawford’s) term as a Dealer.

Our 50th Birthday Year … Let the Celebrations begin!

Our 50th Year … let the celebrations begin!

In May 1967 my Father, Col Crawford, started his own business on a small block of land in Brookvale. Dad was really lucky that a Bank Manager was prepared to back him, lending him the money to buy the Pittwater Rd land that had a burnt out cottage on it.

Come and check out he all new 2017 Holden Astra

The New 2017 Holden Astra has arrived!

The WAIT IS OVER – The New 2017 Holden Astra has ARRIVED and is available to test drive today.  The seventh-generation model bearing that nameplate to be sold in Australia.  Described by Peter Keley, Holden Executive Director of Sales, as “one of the pillars of the Holden range going forward”, this new-generation Astra replaces the Cruze in the line-up as the brand’s small hatch offering.