The Hart Family have been buying, selling and maintaining vehicles locally since the late 1950’s. The first garage was in Western Road, St Leonards on sea at the time it was called the Adelphi Garage but later changed its name to W.J Hart & Son This garage was owned and run by William Hart and his son Russell Hart.
On retirement William Hart handed the reigns over to Russell Hart who expanded the business to take on larger premises and become one of the very first UK based VW main agents. This business was located on what is known locally as the old Stamco site on the main A259 just off Bexhill Road (see picture)
Russell Hart traded from this site selling new and used VW Beetles, Type 2 kombi vans for over 20 years and brought his son Ray Hart into the business and taught him the business, sadly in 1971 Russell died and it was decided to sell the business.
Ray Hart continued to work within the industry and made the decision to start up on his own opening
Ray Hart Car Sales in 1976. Ray Hart Car Sales was based in a lovely listed building in Bohemia Road, Hastings on the Main A21 during that time he earned a superb reputation for selling great value used motor vehicles and still enjoys a loyal and dedicated local client base. Rays eldest son Mark Hart joined the firm from the age of 17 and learned the business for 8 years before re-locating to London. In 2004 Ray decided to semi retire and sold the iconic premises to pizza hut.
After a few years of continued trading from home Mark, Ray’s eldest son returned from London and
the two decided to work together again and started looking for a suitable location to start trading
from. They both looked at several sites locally but decided to take the purpose built showroom and
workshop in Westfield, Hastings previously known as ‘Westfield Garage’ the site has enjoyed a very
long and successful history being used by the motor trade since 1924.
Through out the years the venue has seen many changes and will hopefully continue to provide a
good solid base for the Hart family to continue their own motor trade legacy.
We endeavour to provide the absolute highest level of service and vehicles so we have strict
conditions of sales.
Terms and conditions of our vehicle sales:
|Monday - Friday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Saturday||10:00 - 16:00|