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John Eagle European

June 19, 2009 14:28 ET

John Eagle European Austin, Texas Soars Nationally in Sales of Aston Martin and Bentley Motorcars

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) - Only a few weeks since the Austin, Texas, dealership opened, John Eagle European is among the top dealers for Aston Martin and Bentley cars. As the 36th Aston Martin dealership to open in North America and the 40th Bentley dealership in the United States, the beautiful new addition to Austin has exceeded the expectations of both these storied British automakers. John Eagle European officially opened its doors on May 15, 2009, on Research Boulevard.

"Austin is a beautiful, sophisticated city that matches the elegant character of the wonderful bespoke cars from Aston Martin and Bentley," stated Sonny Morgan, dealer principal and co-owner of John Eagle European. "The response to these automobiles after our recent opening has been fantastic. Though we exceeded our expectations in terms of sales, the number of cars available will continue to be limited. Thus, our clients will be part of an exclusive group of people with the finest automobiles."

John Eagle European opened in a new state-of-the-art 10,000 sq. ft. showroom with dedicated service facility, located on Research Boulevard, to the North of the city. Economic stability, growth potential and extreme wealth per capita were the leading factors in bringing the dealership to Austin

In its first month of operation, John Eagle European earned a ranking of third in the country for Aston Martin sales and fifth for sales of Bentley motor cars. If John Eagle European matches its projections, the dealership will be among the top 10 Aston Martin, Bentley and Lotus dealerships in the United States for 2009.

The Aston Martin range of handcrafted high performance sports cars include the flagship DBS, elegant DB9 and iconic V8 Vantage. Vehicles from Bentley are the Arnage, Azure convertible, Continental GT and GT Speed coupe, Continental Flying Spur, Flying Spur Speed sedan, Continental GTC convertible, Azure T, GTC Speed and Continental Supersports. The dealership also offers Lotus sports cars and recently introduced the new Envora model to central Texas.

"We brought this unique dealership to the hill country based on demand for Aston Martins over the past several years in the Austin area from our Dallas location," noted Morgan. "The sales from our first day have demonstrated the wisdom of the decision to offer Astons, as well as Bentleys and Lotus cars at this new dealership. We're pleased that the people of central Texas have embraced our selection of special motorcars."

With museum-inspired design and flawless attention to detail, John Eagle European is the pinnacle of elegance. From travertine floors to rich woods, the dealership is divided into areas dedicated to the heritage of each of the British marques. From Internet access to satellite TV on plasma screens, a kitchen and a private conference area, the dealership is as beautiful and inviting as the cars inside.

About John Eagle European

John Eagle European is part of the John Eagle group of dealerships, who own and operate the 13 dealerships in Texas including the Austin location. John Eagle European offers the complete line of Aston Martin, Bentley and Lotus fine motorcars. In addition, the dealership offers pre-owned models and services all of those cars. The museum-inspired facility hosts exclusive events year-round. Additional information about John Eagle European is available at www.johneagleeuropean.com or by contacting Scott Black at (214) 520-3430 ext. 303.

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