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 takes!
Bobby Skinner, who began working at the Dealership in 1961, along with brother Jim “Jimmy” Skinner, at the store since 1971, are now co-owners and Dealer Principals for Jim Skinner Ford. Bob Skinner, who is Bobby’s son, and grand-son of founder 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 56 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 of 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!