About Us

History in the Making

Shannon Motors, a family owned and operated business, has been proudly servicing the community for over 35 years. After purchasing the original Johnston, RI based company, Shannon Motors Service Station and Dealership back in 1979, owners, Gary and John Gosselin kept the name and focused their energy on buying and selling cars through wholesale distribution. Around 1984 they expanded the 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 a tarnished financial portfolio or lack of established lines of credit. Based on this discovery, Shannon Motors started financing their own vehicles. Subsequently, the company grew further by adding 3 more locations. The ongoing vision of 2 brothers has resulted in selling over 25 thousand cars in the past 35 years!

Building Credit

We offer in-house financing and also work with multiple outside lenders. Our in-house financing has helped people both finance a vehicle and receive credit reporting. Shannon Motors reports your payments to the major credit bureaus. We want our customers to be able to finish out their contract with Shannon Motors and be in a better place financially than when they started.

Strength in Numbers

We are one of the largest pre-owned “Buy Here Pay Here” dealerships in Rhode Island with 4 convenient locations: Johnston, Providence, Somerset and Woonsocket. With our great inventory selection and available financing options, our outstanding sales and finance team works with each customer to make their selections as easy as possible. While we welcome individuals with all credit histories, our specialty is in helping people with no credit or low credit scores due to bankruptcy or missed payments.

Have a trade-in? We are happy to accept your old car toward the purchase of your next vehicle.

Our customers come from all parts of RI and as far as MA and CT to take advantage of the opportunities we offer and to drive away towards a brighter future!