In celebration of its inception 75 years ago, Manheim Darlington most recently commemorated it's over seven-decade history by hosting a May Diamond Jubilee Sale that followed four other special sales.
Founded originally as Clanton’s Auto Auction back in 1943, Manheim Darlington has grown from a single-lane operation to an auction with a total of 12 lanes and digital channels that can turn up to 1,200 vehicles per week.
“Our seven decades of success would not be possible without our team members, loyal clients and community support,” Manheim Darlington general manager Danny Brawn said in a news release. “This historical milestone allows us to reflect on how it all started, as well as consider the exciting possibilities ahead."
As part of the auction's month-long festivities, a Polaris all-terrain vehicle that sold for $9,300 was auctioned off to benefit the American Red Cross, and Gary’s Auto Sales obtained a restored 1975 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck during an appreciation event for dealers.
“Equally as important as the way we serve clients and the industry is Manheim Darlington’s commitment to our community and charitable organizations,” added Brawn. “Our operation has supported the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, the Darlington County Schools and Darlington County Fire and Safety.”
Additionally, NextGear Capital offered its dealer clients special promotional credit terms of 75 days for $75, according to the auction.
Last year, Manheim Darlington said that it completed a 768-panel, roof-top solar installation project at its main auction building and retail solutions facility that spans 48,000 square-feet.
The solar array powers almost 30 percent of Manheim Darlington’s energy needs, according to the auction. Meanwhile, the auction's large retail solutions facility contains 32 vehicle-lifts, as well as two four-car paint booths.