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Cape Girardeau car dealer celebrates 100th anniversary

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Ford Groves in Cape Girardeau, Missouri is a celebrating a huge milestone, 100 years in business.

In 1914, Fred A. Groves was granted the Ford franchise and soon opened a small office showroom.

Current staff says it look a little luck and strong community to get them to this point.

They still remember the first car he sold.

"(The) first car sold by Mr. Groves was a Ford Chassis converted locally to a panel van to W.L. Shuck of Parisian Cleaners,"said Bob Neff with Ford Groves.

Bob Neff told us the first cars came in a wooden case.

They then used that wood to build the floor board out of, so not to waste anything.

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