Herb Chambers

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Herbert G. Chambers is owner and CEO of Herb Chambers Companies, a group of 50 [1] car dealerships in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area. A directory of Herb Chambers Car Dealerships lists their OEM brand portfolio in Massachusetts and New England.

In 2006, at the age of 64, he was named as one of the wealthiest Bostonians, ranking sixth with $1.8 billion, by Boston magazine.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Chambers was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and attended English High School of Boston, before serving four years in the United States Navy, acquiring the rank of E-5.

After the Navy, Chambers began working as a copy machine repairman in Cambridge, Massachusetts. By the time he was 22, he had started his own copier distribution company with money borrowed from his parents. He fixed copy machines door-to-door. He eventually sold the business for $80 million.[3]

Chambers started his automotive business after purchasing a Cadillac dealership in New London, Connecticut, in 1985. His decision to purchase the business was based on his own poor buying experience at the dealership.[4] As Chambers improved the operations of this first car dealership, he started the Herb Chambers Companies.

Chambers lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and in Boston.

Exotic car collector[edit]

In 2007, The Boston Globe carried an article and photo gallery highlighting Chambers' car collection. His collection of rare automobiles includes the McLaren F1, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Ferrari Daytona Spyder, Ferrari Daytona Coupe, 2006 Ford GT, Porsche 959 Supercar, 2006 Porsche Carrera GT, Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, Ford Model B (1932) and a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL that was raced in the 1983 Cannonball Run.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Conn (Jun 20, 2007). "Herb Chambers honored for philanthropy". The MetroWest Daily News. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "50 Wealthiest Bostonians", Boston magazine, March 2006
  3. ^ Storrs, Francis, "The 50 Wealthiest Bostonians", Boston Magazine, March 2006
  4. ^ Peter C.T. Elsworth (May 5, 2007). "Herb Chambers loves being king of cars". The Providence Journal. Archived from the original on June 22, 2011. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "What Herb Chambers drives", boston.com

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