Forget Candy and Chocolate bars Pick Up A Ferrari.
A used car dealership in Singapore is offering up Lamborghini, Ferraris and Bentleys in a vending machine set up. Autobahn Motors opened up their futuristic dealership back in December, the 15-storey dealership houses over 50 cars. It has been billed “world’s largest luxury car vending machine”.
The process of buying a car is quite straight-forward despite the seemingly complicate set up. Customers on the ground choose from a touchscreen display which car they want to view. And within three minutes the car arrives this is done by an advanced system that manages vehicle retrieval, the company says.
Gary Hong, general manager at Autobahn Motors said inspiration for the ‘vending machine’ came from the scarce land in Singapore, with this set up they can take advantage of being able to store more cars without having to expand their building. It also sets them apart from their competition.
“We needed to meet our requirement of storing a lot of cars. At the same time, we wanted to be creative and innovative,” he told Reuters.
Other companies have realised the potential of his system. He has been approached by developers interested in using the company’s Automotive Inventory Management System for parking services, he added. Vehicles on offer run from modern luxury sports cars to classics, including a 1955 Morgan Plus 4.
Carvana a company based in America has a similar eight-floor structure that holds up to 30 cars in San Antonio, Texas.