About Us

History in the Making

Shannon Motors, a family-owned and operated business, has proudly served the New England community for more than 35 years.

Back in 1979, brothers Gary and John Gosselin purchased Shannon Motors Service Station and Dealership based in Johnston, Rhode Island. The Gosselins kept the name and focused energy on buying and selling cars through wholesale distribution.

Around 1984 the duo expanded their car lot and began to experiment in the retail side of selling previously-owned vehicles. As time went on, they realized there was a need to help individuals who were being turned away by other dealerships due to tarnished financial portfolios or lack of established lines of credit.

Based on that discovery, the Gosselins set up Shannon Motors to allow financing for their own vehicles. As a result, the company grew further by three more locations. The ongoing vision of two brothers has resulted in selling more than 25,000 cars in the past 35 years.

Strength in Numbers

Shannon Motors is one of the largest pre-owned dealers helping people with bad credit, good credit, and no credit, in Rhode Island. Four accessible locations in Johnston, Providence, Somerset and Woonsocket have great inventory selections and financing options. Outstanding sales and finance teams work with each customer to make selections as stress-free as possible. Individuals with all good credit, bad credit, or no credit are welcome, however the company’s specialty is in helping people who have no credit or low credit scores because of bankruptcy, divorce, and missed payments.

Have a trade-in? Shannon Motors staff is happy to accept an old car toward the purchase of the next vehicle.

Customers come to Shannon Motors from all parts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut to take advantage of outstanding opportunities and drive toward a brighter future.

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