Few motor dealers or garages can trace their history back more than 120 years and through four generations of the same family.
AZ Autos has been trading in three centuries and we are proud to be retain our AZ name. It all started with Benjamin Alvarez, born in 1873, who entered the transport trade in around 1895 before opening a car showroom in London’s Euston Road in the early 1900s.
Benjamin is believed to have encouraged William Rootes, later Lord Rootes, to switch his adjoining business from bicycles to cars. This company developed into the Rootes group – famous for producing Hillman, Humber, Singer, Sunbeam, Talbot and Commer vehicles before being taken over by Chrysler in the late 1960s.
All three of Benjamin’s sons followed their father into the motor trade in the London area, and all were active in the years before the Second World War.