About us

Imola of Bristol is run by Joe Chatham and Viv Hope. We have many years experience in the motor industry having worked as managers within prestige showrooms. Most of our stock is sourced direct from main dealers, and we hand pick the best quality vehicles for retail sale.

Our business model is not the traditional used car dealership - we operate on an appointment only basis. This allows us to keep staffing levels and site overheads to a minimum, making our business more efficient and this in turn enables us to offer our cars at a very competitive price. Working by appointment also helps us to give you our full attention when you arrive.

We aim to provide you with as much information as possible about each car via the website. If you find one you are interested in please give us a call to make an appointment and we will do our best to have it clean and presentable for you.

We are very passionate about what we do and we hope that shows in the buying experience. We hope you will become one of our many happy customers and look forward to meeting you soon.

Some recent customer feedback.....

"My experience with Imola of Bristol was definitely my best ever. I will recommend Imola to anyone looking to procure a vehicle with the utmost confidence. If you were to check the synonyms for the words ‘quality’, ‘honesty’ and ‘respect’, you will find Imola of Bristol. My next used vehicle will definitely be from Imola of Bristol. Thank you Viv and the team, you were excellent. Please keep up the good work"

- Adebayo Ade, BMW 1 Series


"Very efficient and courteous service from Viv and the boys at Imola. No sales patter, just a good honest deal and an appropriate walk through of the paperwork and features of the new car - exactly what I wanted. Excellent service guys. If only all car dealerships were like this"

- Mr Steele, Audi A4


"Just bought a 12 plate 911 C4 GTS from Viv & Joe, a painless experience throughout, I am in Cumbria so have never been to Imola Bristol and have never met the guys before, I have owned 911's previously so knew what I was buying, they were responsive, honest and easy to deal with, Good guys and recommended on the basis of my experience."

- MB, Porsche 911 GTS


"Recently bought a car with Imola and Viv, brilliant smooth transaction. Brought the confidence from the manufacturer showrooms to Imola.Part exchanged my car which made it easier, very good service provided before, during and after purchase. Will look to them again when deciding to change car in the future. Thank you Imola and Viv."

- S Mazhar, BMW 5 Series