Learn about the Proud History of Donnell Ford

Drivers from Boardman to Poland, OH and far beyond have been coming to see us here at Donnell Ford for all of their on-road needs, choosing us as their go-to place for true automotive satisfaction, but this success didn't happen overnight! On the contrary, it's been decades and decades of hard work to get to where we are today and, if you've ever been curious about where we began, we'd love to tell you about our history.

Local Beginnings

Our dealership began right here in Youngstown, way back in 1925, and there weren't any other Ford dealerships around; in fact, Donnell Ford was the very first licensed Ford dealer in the entire state of Ohio back then! Originally, Donnell Ford was located on Market Street in downtown Youngstown, not far from the South High School, but moved to Delason Avenue in 1935.

Continued Growth

The business continued to grow but, since the locations were landlocked, they had to move once again to truly expand. So, in 1976, the dealership moved to its current location at 7955 Market Street. Later in 1995, a $1 million Super Truck Center was built over 15,000 square feet of land, giving truck lovers a place to call home. Donnell Ford is currently the oldest and the largest Ford dealership in Youngstown.

The Meaning of a Name

There's no one by the name of Donnell currently running the dealership but the name lives on! The dealership was purchased by the current owner, David A. Flynn, back in 1982 and he decided to keep the Donnell name out of respect for the late Lester F. Donnell. According to Mr. Flynn, the dealership continues the Donnell commitment that "quality and value come first; that price sells cars and service keeps customers." Whether you're coming in from Austintown or East Liverpool, you can be sure that your satisfaction is, always has been, and always will be our top priority.

Discover Driving Excellence Today!

With all the most popular Ford models to explore - from the F-150 and Super Duty trucks, to the Fusion, Focus, Fiesta, and Mustang cars, to the Edge, Escape, Explorer, and Expedition SUVs, and others - we have no doubt that your preferred ride could be just around the corner! Come visit us today, explore our selection of new Ford models, and find the one that calls your name the loudest.

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