Since the early '60's the Silvester name has been synonymous with quality motoring in Canterbury and indeed throughout the wider country. Founder Ron Silvester utilised skills he honed as a teenager cleaning cars – from these humble beginnings grew what became known originally as Sydenham Park Car Sales with three used vehicle premises in Christchurch and in later years a Wellington branch.
Inevitably consolidating onto one purpose built site on Moorhouse Avenue and renamed Silvester Motor Company the showroom development was built in 1995 from a design chosen by Ron & built after his untimely early passing in the same year.
A recognised mix of new and used vehicles feature at the Silvester dealership. Always a full range of pre-owned late model Kia passenger and commercial vehicles and then the ever present collection of classis motor vehicles frequently presenting Chevrolet, Pontiac, Cadillac with the Corvette and Camaro models always well represented.
As a result of the motor racing passion of the company founder from a wooden cabinet in 1975, grew what was Sydenham Park Chev Spares and is today a nationally recognised Race and Performance department – Silvester V8 Performance. Supplying specialist equipment to the racing fraternity. The four bay fully equipped Service Centre is renown for its expertise in the Chevrolet brand as well as being an awesome all round area for general maintenance, warrant of fitness‘s and full safety checks leading into any holiday periods.
Whilst the earthquake damage has impacted on some of the companies buildings and infrastructure for the Silvester team at the moment it is business as usual – and the opportunity to rebuild for the future will be embraced enthusiastically.
“That‘s my Silvester Promise – That‘s why it‘s our name on the door!“