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A quick history of Phil Gilbert Toyota
Phil Gilbert commenced his involvement in the motor industry in 1969 in a family owned dealership, Gilbert & Roach trucks. He then proceeded to run a used truck dealership with his brother, David Gilbert for eight years before purchasing his own dealership, Lakemba Nissan in 1983.
It was at Lakemba Nissan and later including Kirrawee Nissan that Phil discovered his passion for new car franchises. In 1988, Phil acquired York Toyota, Lidcombe, currently trading as Phil Gilbert Lidcombe. Phil’s determination and commitment to the franchise has ensured his continual domination in the metropolitan Sydney market to maintain his status as a National Top 20 Toyota Dealer.
In May 2005, Phil Gilbert acquired the adjoining Truscotts Toyota Dealership, from the Truscott family. The acquisition created many synergies for the Dealerships and most importantly benefits for our guests. On November 1st 2012 Phil Gilbert Motor Group celebrated an important milestone in the Dealership’s history with the rebranding of Truscotts Toyota, becoming Phil Gilbert Toyota Croydon.
Our guests today enjoy the benefit of a vast Toyota stock holding across two convenient locations in Sydney’s auto heartland, Parramatta Road, in both Lidcombe and Croydon.
Since 1988, Phil Gilbert Toyota has gained a strong reputation for treating its staff and guests alike as a large family, and to this day, this reputation proudly continues. Phil learned early in this endeavour that repeat and referral business were the keys to long-term growth and success.
As the Group’s guests and product base has grown, Phil’s principle of doing business in such a way as to develop repeat and referral guests remains at the forefront of what we do. Our growth and our guests continued support saw our Toyota franchise extend to our Croydon location in May 2005.
In July 2017, we opened our new Croydon showroom and our footprint on Parramatta Road remains as strong as ever as we look towards our 30 year anniversary in 2018.