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Largest and Oldest Toyota Dealerships
in United States

The largest Toyota dealership in the nation, at more than 50 acres in size, is Longo Toyota in El Monte, California. In 2005, it was selling more than 20,000 vehicles annually. The dealership was founded by Dominic Longo in an abandoned gas station in 1968 after Ford would not offer him a franchise. The Penske Motor Group has owned the dealership since 1986 as its flagship dealership.

The first Toyota dealership in the United States was established on October 31, 1957 as Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., at 6000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, the location of a former Rambler dealership (now Hollywood Toyota-Scion). It shared a wall with a Ford dealership.

The first U.S. Toyota dealership shares a wall with a Ford dealership in Hollywood."