Since 1963, Cole European Jaguar has been serving the Oakland, Danville, Lafayette, Alamo, and Moraga areas. Founded by Bob Cole, the dealership is rich with driving history and knowledge and excitement that is reflected in our service.
Before opening a car dealership, Bob Cole took an interest in automobiles that quickly blossomed into a life-long passion. He began by racing as an amateur in California races and won numerous championships as well as being a member of the TRIUMPH factory team in Sebring, Florida.
This intensive experience with cars led Bob to open his first sports car dealership in 1963, both selling and servicing luxury vehicles like Saab, Ferrari, Triumph, Alfa Romero, Lotus, and Morgan. Next, he acquired a Volvo franchise, as his life-long dedication to the premium automotive experience continued.
He is a founder of CANDY STORE, a collector car club and museum, and has shown cars to collectors many times at the world famous Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance, winning both the Lord Montague and Pebble Beach Cup trophies, in addition to serving as a judge for the British vehicle competitions and a member of the Advisory Board.
More recently Bob has been an active member in a new sport: sailboat racing. He is the one-time “Triple Crown” holder for the San Francisco Boat Cup Big Boat Series, Pan Am Clipper Cup Series in Hawaii, and the Transpac all within one year. Bob played an instrumental role in the 1987 America’s Cup effort for the Club as Chairman of the Executive Committee after being a long time member on the Board of Directors of St. Francis Yacht Club.
Bob’s philosophy is, “Always hire someone who knows more than you do, and give them plenty of room.” This reflects in our staff from sales to service, as each of our employees strives to offer the best experience possible with the knowledge you can trust behind every decision.
Now that you’ve learned more about us, we want to know more about you! Please contact us with any questions, and visit our dealership at 2103 North Main Street in Walnut Creek. At our dealership you can test drive the latest Jaguar cars, get approved for financing, get your car serviced, and much more!
Visit us at our site: http://www.colejaguar.com or contact our Main Sales number: (925) 935-2653