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Buckle up and take a drive down memory lane as we review some of the milestones in the rich history of #1 Cochran. The journey begins in 1965 as Bob Cochran opens a small Pontiac dealership in North Braddock, PA. And, as they say, the rest is history.

1965

1965

  Cochran Pontiac opens for business in North Braddock with Bob Cochran behind the wheel.

1967

1967

Less than 2 years after opening, Cochran Pontiac is Pittsburgh’s leading Pontiac dealership.

1968

1968

As sales soar, Bob takes the bold step to relocate Cochran Pontiac to Monroeville: an area that, like the company, would soon undergo a major commercial boom.

1969

1969

Cochran Pontiac keeps on trucking by adding GMC, signaling the beginning of our dominance in the East Coast truck market.

1970

1970

A decade of unprecedented growth begins. Sales increase eightfold and propel Cochran Pontiac-GMC to national prominence.

1986

1986

  Cochran adds Cadillac’s classic wreath and crest to its vehicle offerings.

1987

1987

The soon-to-be-famous name “#1 Cochran” is officially adopted.

1987

1987

Rob Cochran officially joins the company as Executive Vice-President

1989

1989

Shattering all-time sales records, #1 Cochran is named #1 Pontiac Retail Sales Dealership in the entire WORLD.

1990

1990

Japan’s newly launched luxury line names Cochran Infiniti as Western Pennsylvania’s exclusive Infiniti retailer.

1990

1990

#1 Cochran makes a pioneering move west with expansion into Robinson, including the first #1 Cochran Buick.

1992

1992

  Rob Cochran is named President and Chief Executive Officer of #1 Cochran.

1997

1997

  The popular high value, low price Hyundai line comes to #1 Cochran, Monroeville.

2003

2003

  #1 Cochran Monroeville MegaCenter opens amid national media attention with honored guest Rick Wagoner on hand for the ribbon-cutting.

2004

2004

  #1 Cochran establishes a presence in Pittsburgh’s South Hills with the opening of its first Nissan dealership and second Hyundai franchise.

2005

2005

  Kia is added to the #1 Cochran mix with a facility at the Robinson campus.

2006

2006

  #1 Cochran’s import portfolio grows even further as Subaru comes to Monroeville.

2008

2008

  Growth continues even amid national—and especially auto industry—economic troubles.

2009

2009

  #1 Cochran unveils it’s all-new, 15,000 square-foot, eco-friendly Collision Center in Robinson.

2009

2009

  The company is awarded a second Infiniti dealership and Cochran Infiniti of South Hills opens on West Liberty Avenue.

2010

2010

  The region’s biggest dealer welcomes one of the world’s most iconic brands as Volkswagen names #1 Cochran its newest dealer.

2010

2010

  #1 Cochran becomes the first auto dealer to ever win the Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award, giving car dealers a good name.

2012

2012

  The 4th #1 Cochran Collision Center opens in Castle Shannon with a state-of-the-art, 40,500 square-foot facility.

2012

2012

  Lot1 Pre-Auction Outlet opens, giving customers the chance to purchase preowned vehicles that are on their way to auction.

2012

2012

  Expansion continues as the Allegheny Valley MegaCenter opens with Ford, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and RAM dealerships.

2013

2013

  C1 Certified Pre-Owned is introduced, featuring industry-leading certification standards and a long list of owner benefits typically associated with new vehicles.

2013

2013

  #1 Cochran revolutionizes the auto industry by introducing Clearly Better Car Buying, giving customers unprecedented transparency and an unmatched in-store experience.

2013

2013

  #1 Cochran heads north for the first time, coming to Wexford with Mazda, Infiniti and a second VW location.

2014

2014

  Luxurious, new Cochran Infiniti galleries simultaneously open in North and South Hills with first-of-its-kind TWINFINITI dual grand opening event.

2014

2014

  The success of #1 Cochran Mazda in the North Hills spurs the opening of a second Mazda location in Monroeville.

2015

2015

  50th Anniversary Celebration highlighted by generous $50,000 donation to the Braddock area, #1 Cochran’s first home.

2015

2015

  #1 Cochran opens Subaru location #2 in Butler County.

2015

2015

  #1 Cochran opens Audi Pittsburgh in Dormont and announces dazzling new Strip District showroom to come in 2017.

2015

2015

  Allegheny County Council issues an official proclamation honoring #1 Cochran for 50 years of community involvement and service to the region.

2016

2016

  New #1 Cochran website launched.

To be continued…

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