History of Prestige


1940s

1945
DOCKERY MOTORS
HUDSON
MONTCLAIR

At the end of WWII, and after losing his political job because of a party change, Joseph Dockery, Sr., entrepreneur at heart, invested his life savings to start his first dealership.





 


1948
JERICHO MOTORS
LINCOLN MERCURY
MINEOLA


While pursuing Lincoln Mercury as his next venture, the manufacturer insisted Joe Sr. have a partner and suggested Peter Sullivan. His comfort level grew stronger knowing that Sullivan had married into the McDonald Family of Wall Street - also related by marriage to a little known entrepreneur named Henry Ford.





 


1948
DOCKERY SULLIVAN 
LINCOLN MERCURY
MONTCLAIR
FIRST DOCKERY SULLIVAN PARTNERSHIP





 


1948
MONTCLAIR MOTORS
FORD
MONTCLAIR




 


1949
PLAINVIEW MOTORS
LINCOLN MERCURY
PLAINVIEW







 


1949
SUBURBAN AUTO SALES
FORD
HACKENSACK



   


 
1950s



1953
BERRY MOTORS
FORD
PARAMUS




 
 


1954
CLIFF MOTORS
FORD
CLIFTON



   

 



1958
IMPORTER
GOLIATH
HACKENSACK



 
 
1960s



1960
DOCKERY
FORD
MORRISTOWN





  



1966
SHELBYVILLE
EAST
MORRISTOWN


Inspired by Carroll Shelby, Bob Dockery pursued his passion for racing and started a team running Shelby GT350Rs with Mark Donohue and Marty Kriner behind the wheel.

     


1968
PRESTIGE MOTORS
MERCEDES-BENZ
PARAMUS

Joe Sr. didn't see the future in selling foreign cars. He often joked that when he saw a Mercedes on the road, "Oh look! There goes the other one."




 


Mercedes-Benz corporate said their two preferred names for dealerships were Silver Star and Prestige. Looking toward the future, Joe and Bob felt Prestige was the best choice.


Hank Fossberg, a graphic designer in Hackensack, presented this logo to Joe and Bob. At the time, nobody had anything like it.




1970s

 
1970
PRESTIGE MOTORS
PORSCHE AUDI
PARAMUS

 


  

 

1978
DOCKERY
VOLKSWAGEN
SARASOTA


 
1980s




1980
PRESTIGE MOTORS
DELOREAN
PARAMUS




   




1984
405 BUILDING
MERCEDES-BENZ
PARAMUS




    



1986
PRESTIGE
LAND ROVER
PARAMUS



 




1987
PRESTIGE
BMW
RAMSEY



 




1987
WESTCHESTER
JAGUAR
WHITE PLAINS




  



1988
PRESTIGE
LEXUS
RAMSEY




    



1988
MAZDA
SARASOTA
FLORIDA





  
1990s

 


1990
PRESTIGE
CHEVROLET
SUFFERN




    

 
1990
PRESTIGE 
LOTUS
PARAMUS






1990
TOYOTA
SARASOTA
FLORIDA

 
 



1991
WESTCHESTER
CADILLAC
WHITE PLAINS



  






1991
PRESTIGE
WHOLESALE
PARAMUS







1997
PRESTIGE
TOYOTA
RAMSEY



    

1997
PRESTIGE
INFINITI
ENGLEWOOD






1998
PRESTIGE
PORSCHE
NANUET



 

 
2000s

 


2000
LAND ROVER
ROARING FORK
COLORADO


Land Rover Roaring Fork narrowly survived the 2002 Coal Steam fire just 6 months after building completion.


 

 



2002
PRESTIGE
MINI
MAHWAH


Prestige was invited to be one of the first dealers to introduce MINI to the U.S.


 
 



2004
PRESTIGE
PRE-OWNED
MAHWAH
 


 



2004
VOLVO
ROARING FORK
COLORADO
 

 
 
2010s


2012
PRESTIGE
JAGUAR
PARAMUS


 



2013
PRESTIGE
VOLKSWAGEN
STAMFORD
  




The Prestige logo evolves from being in Windsor Bold. This is the current logo for the Family of Fine Cars.

  


2014
PRESTIGE 
PRE-OWNED
MIDDLETOWN, NY


 

2015
PRESTIGE
COLLISION CENTER
PARAMUS





2015
PRESTIGE
LINCOLN
PARAMUS --> UPPER SADDLE RIVER





 


2015
MINI
OF DUTCHESS COUNTY
WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY



    
 

 

2015
PRESTIGE
LAMBORGHINI PARAMUS
PARAMUS
 



 


2016
PRESTIGE
McLAREN BERGEN COUNTY
RAMSEY




 
  


2016
PRESTIGE
LEXUS OF MIDDLETOWN
MIDDLETOWN, NY




 




COMING SOON
PRESTIGE
LINCOLN
UPPER SADDLE RIVER