Our Story Begins...
Since 1952 we have had the privilege of learning the lessons of time as taught by dealership
founder Robert Leigh.
Robert Leigh (1919-1993), an automobile manufacturer executive thought the retail business
better suited him. So in 1952 he bought a domestic automotive dealership located in historic
downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama - not far from the campus of the University of Alabama.
With hard work and a robust local economy, the company outgrew the original location and in
1973 moved into new facilities on Skyland Boulevard.
And while this may be the same location from which we operate today, a lot has certainly
The dealership continued to thrive under the Buick flag and was bought by Robert’s son
Jack in 198?. Under the leadership of General Manager Greg Peeples, who has been with the
company since 1985, the dealership enjoyed continued success. And in 199? the announcement
of plans to build the first Mercedes-Benz plant in North America, right here in Tuscaloosa,
Leigh Automotive became Tuscaloosa’s authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.
Proud to be part of the Mercedes-Benz family, a brand that represents the best in performance,
quality, technology and luxury, but also a brand that has a significant economic impact on our
local community, the region and the state.
At Leigh Automotive, we believe in being “the best or nothing”.