A Driving Ambition
By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson Photo Bart Cepek
Eagle resident, Drake Beaudry, grew up in the automobile business. His grandfather’s shop, British Auto Parts in Spokane, Washington, serviced European cars starting in 1952, and later expanded into a Land Rover Jaguar dealership as well as other brands from Maserati to Volkswagen. Drake’s father, Steve Beaudry, enlarged the business into 48 franchises including one of the nation’s largest retail motorcycle retailers.
“My dad really taught me everything about the business,” shares Drake, founder of Lupo Motors. “He gave me knowledge and the confidence to make my business successful. Without him I would not be where I am today. My father-in-law, Don Baldwin, and my wife, Carrie, helped me get going and pushed me to open Lupo Motors. This business is really a family effort; Carrie helps me with everything from coming up with the name Lupo Motors to day to day operations.”
Originally from Coeur d’ Alene, Drake has lived in Seattle and Southern California. “We settled in Eagle because it reminds us of northern Idaho and fits our hectic lifestyle. We can come home and relax or cruise in a nice car down to Rembrandts for a great glass of wine.”
“Our goal is to provide the most relaxed and complete buying experience for our clients,” notes Drake. “We have very well-known celebrity clients that can afford anything they want as well as everyday people whose dream car is a relatively inexpensive Corvette. Everyone is just as important as the other, the passion is what matters to us.”
Inventory ranges from a 2012 Ferrari FF at $149,995, to an almost new 1958 Chevy Impala convertible with less than 5,000 miles for $119,995 to a 1971 Ford Mustang Convertible for $19,995.
“Half of what we do is acquisitions. We take our clients’ exact wants and find them the perfect cars. One of our specialties is classic Ferraris. We help our clients find and authenticate some of the rarest cars in the world that range from a couple hundred thousand to tens of millions. When our clients want to make an investment like this we take care of the whole process such as authentication, purchase contracts, negotiation, transportation/importation, and delivery to make sure they are paying the best possible price and are secure in their investment for the future.”
“We understand that these are not typical car purchases,” states Drake. “Helping a client obtain a dream that they have worked their whole life to achieve is a truly gratifying business.”
Beaudry notes that in February, Lupo Motors will expand to “a full detail salon that can provide our local clients with a basic hand wash all the way up to Concours level detailing, ceramic coatings, and paint protection films.”
As a third generation car dealer, Beaudry has experience in almost every vehicle brand. For consignment clients, he evaluates your vehicle and agrees on the correct sales price that makes you feel comfortable. If you want to sell your automobile, upon consignment, Lupo Motors will detail your car, take professional photographs, and create an international marketing package tailored to your needs, to ensure your vehicle sells quickly for the best price.
Whether you want to sell your classic vehicle or purchase a dream car, Beaudry and Lupo Motors can put you on the right track.
11849 West Executive Drive
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