About Us

About Us

Learn more about J.C. Lewis Motor Co

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When J.C. Lewis Sr. bought a Ford dealership in Savannah from his golf buddy Jimmy Weeks.


A 15-year-old boy named Sam Steinberg applied for a job with J.C. Lewis Ford and worked there for an astonishing 80 years. He was a trusted advisor and was absolutely essential to the dealership’s success until he passed away at the age of 95.

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J.C. Lewis Jr. inherits the dealership and begins to learn the business via a pay-phone from Woodberry Forest School in Virginia


The dealership moved to Abercorn Street and remains there to this day. It was the success and determination of J.C. Lewis Ford that motivated other dealerships to relocate to Abercorn Street, thus creating the Automobile Dealer Row which is still the highest-trafficked area in Savannah’s automobile business 40 years later.

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Walter N. Lewis began working full-time at J.C. Lewis Ford, your local Ford dealership and he was instrumental in the recent modernization of the dealership’s Savannah facility.


Walter will tell you that he was extremely fortunate to be able to work with his father almost every day until his death in 2005. Walter is the third generation principal at the dealership and feels honored, privileged, and blessed to have followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. The same virtues and beliefs that allowed the business to succeed at the beginning of the 20th century are still in place today.

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J.C. Lewis Ford celebrated a proud 100 years of business


Walter N. Lewis was named the nominee for the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association’s “Time Dealer of the Year. With more than 100 years of experience, you can see why J.C. Lewis Ford, your local Ford dealership, is the go-to destination for your next Ford in Savannah.”