Last Lordstown Cruze Gets New Owner, Goes On Display

The last Cruze from Lordstown has found a new home. Its fourth in a very short time, and maybe its last for a little while. And, surprisingly, it’s with the owner of a Chrysler dealership, not a Chevy showroom.

Though it’s only a lowly LS trim sedan, in sedate white paint, the last Lordstown Chevrolet Cruze has been a bit of a hot potato in its short life.

It left the factory back in March and was put on display at Sweeny Chevrolet in nearby Boardman, OH. It was then bought by Youngstown, OH, businessman Ed Muransky. Shortly after that, Muransky put the car up for auction, with funds going to the United Way. It was purchased by Mary Pipino, also of Youngstown, for $35,000. Which is a pretty good premium for a Cruze LS.

WKBN News reports that the car was then purchased by John Kufleitner, a Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer in Columbiana, OH. Kufleitner told WKBN that “It doesn’t matter what you buy, what you sell, what you drive. Lordstown has played a big role in this Valley and I think it’s important to everybody.”

Kufleitner told the station he had been part of the online bidding for the car, but dropped out because “I didn’t want to go there and bid against the Chevy dealers. Those guys are my friends.” Once he found out it wasn’t purchased by a Chevy dealer, it was fair game and he bought it from Pipino for “what she paid and then we made a contribution to the United Way,” Kufleitner said.

Where is the car bound now? It’ll stay at the Columbiana dealership for a while, but it may end up in Kufleitner’s classic car showroom nearby. For now, though, he says everyone is welcome to stop by and check it out.

Source:WKBN News