After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot in the 1940’s, Jim Skinner moved from Jackson, Mississippi and
set out to build a career in Birmingham, Alabama. He quickly discovered a love for sales and the car business. His
dynamic personality and drive allowed him to quickly move up from Sales, to Sales Manager, then to General
Manager at one of the most successful Ford Dealerships in the city. Step by step, Jim Skinner built a tremendous
reputation as one of the best ‘car men’ in Alabama. Ford Motor Company took notice, offering to make Jim Skinner a
Dealer. He founded Jim Skinner Ford in 1958.
Jim Skinner Ford has been a family oriented dealership from the beginning. Brothers, sons, nephews and
grand-children have all been a part of the Dealership since 1958. Today, you’ll find two “Skinner brothers” at the
dealership every day, actively managing the store with the same principles that made Jim Skinner successful.
Working everyday to take care of customers and making sure they get the best deal - - ‘REGARDLESS’ of what it
Bobby Skinner, who began working at the Dealership in 1961, now serves as Dealer and General Manager.
Jim “Jimmy” Skinner, Jr., who began working at the store in 1971, oversees the Pre-Owned Vehicle department. Bob
Skinner, a grand-son of Jim Skinner, is involved in key operations for the Dealership.
Jim Skinner believed that commitment to customers was vital to success in the car business. That
commitment has been firm for 55 years. Our goal is to offer you a hassle-free car-buying process, get you the best
possible deal, then take care of your vehicle after the sale. In addition, you’ll find one of the best selections New Ford
Cars and Trucks at Jim Skinner Ford. And we’re convenient. Located in the eastern section of Birmingham, AL, Jim
Skinner Ford also serves Tuscaloosa, Gadsden, Hoover, Gardendale, Pinson, Trussville, along with other great cities
and communities across Central Alabama.
Jim Skinner Ford was one of the first dealerships in Birmingham to offer Special Financing for families with
less-than-perfect credit. Whether you have poor credit, no credit, or a first-time car buyer, Jim Skinner Ford has many
financing options available. If you’ve been told you can’t buy…call or visit Jim Skinner Ford today. Let us show you
how easy it is to re-build your credit and get the car or truck you need.
Remember, at Jim Skinner Ford… “We’ll beat your best Deal, REGARDLESS!” So, don’t sign any contract,
at any dealer, until you’ve seen our deal!