When Will Fairburn, 19, an engineer from Louth in Lincolnshire, spotted a SEAT Ibiza Cupra TDi in stock on Jennings SEAT’s website, he was keen to get to the dealership promptly and he did just that - in a Robinson R44 helicopter.
Craig Trainor, sales executive at the Cargo Fleet Lane dealership, took the initial telephone enquiry from Will who explained that he was currently in Louth, but he was keen to see the car as soon as possible and discuss finance options available to him.
When Will told Craig his expected time of arrival would be within 50 minutes of the telephone call, as he would be travelling from Lincolnshire to Middlesbrough in a helicopter, naturally, Jennings SEAT's sales executive, Craig, thought it was a wind up.
Sure enough, 50 minutes later, a helicopter was circling the dealership and landed safely in a car park opposite the Cargo Fleet Lane branch.
Craig Johnson, franchise manager at the Jennings SEAT dealership, said; “This is the first time in the entire history of Jennings that we have experienced a customer travelling in a helicopter, to see a vehicle we have in stock."
The deal was secured on the spot and within a week, Will returned to the dealership to take delivery of his new car.
Only this time, he was faced with a 2 ½ hour journey back to his home in Louth, in his new four-wheeled mode of transport, a SEAT Ibiza Cupra TDi.
Will said; “The service I received from staff at Jennings SEAT was excellent. Everything was straight forward, from the initial phone call through to the handing over of the car.
“They even helped us out with a safe landing spot, near to the dealership.”
For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings SEAT, visit http://www.jenningsseat.co.uk http://sjennings.com
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Jennings Motor Group is an independent , privately-owned company operating Ford, Mazda and SEAT dealerships across the North East of England.