About Us

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About Us2018-03-27T19:48:11+00:00

Riviera Motors is a family run business specialising in the sale of quality used motorhomes and campervans. With over 50 years experience in the motor industry our vehicles are selected personally by ourselves.

Our service to you

HIP CheckAll our vehicles are HPI checked and VOSA MOT History checked for peace of mind. Our vehicles come with our own personal Engine and Gearbox warranty’s, so in the unlikely event of a breakdown, you have the peace of mind that you deal directly with us and not a third party warranty company.

We believe in transparency and have a commitment to do our best to retain customer loyalty and satisfaction which is why much of our business is repeat business. Many of our vehicles come back to us as part exchanges from satisfied customers wishing to upgrade.

All our vehicles are supplied with either long or new 12 Month MOT’s where applicable. For your own peace of mind we also Guarantee clean title of the vehicle against any Financial encumbrances at the time of sale. ( you don’t have this protection when buying privately).

We regularly purchase, collect and deliver vehicles nationwide, so if we are not on your doorstep that’s no problem. We are also quite happy for any of our vehicles to be third party inspected by organisations such as the AA or RAC should you require that little extra reassurance.

Buy with Confidence

We are a professional outfit that has been trading for many decades. We trade from a main road purpose built site on the main A385 link road between Totnes and Paignton, so if you chose to give us your business, you can buy with confidence.

Riviera Motors is a family run business specialising in the sale of quality used motorhomes and campervans. With over 50 years experience in the motor industry our vehicles are selected personally by ourselves.

Alex Our owner Alex Bennett has worked in the motor trade since the age of 17 and is also a well-known ex professional yachtsman.
During his Ocean Racing career Alex competed in many of the worlds most gruelling and prestigious ocean races. In 1999 Alex sailed 4000 miles singlehanded across the Atlantic Ocean in a tiny 21 foot yacht, that’s about the average size of the motorhomes we supply !

Competing against eighty of the worlds best yachtsmen and women, Alex sailed into the record books by finishing 5th overall, achieving the best British result in the history of the race.

Alex - TeamPhilipsHe has also won the biggest double handed ocean race in the World, known as the Transat Jacques Vabre. He set a record that still stands today for the fastest passage in the epic 4500 mile race for a 50 foot yacht. Alex has sailed around the world, through the frozen wastes of the Southern Ocean and around the notorious Cape Horn. He was also part of the crew onboard the infamous giant racing catamaran Team Philips which made global news headlines when the revolutionary 120foot super yacht broke up in a North Atlantic Hurricane in December 2000. Thankfully, Alex and the rest of the
crew all survived and were eventually rescued by a passing container ship. Alex is also an author. His book, High Seas, High Stakes tells the story of his rollercoaster ride within the tough and super competitive sport of ocean racing.

A few words from Alex

Our family history within the motor industry goes back as far as 1950 when my grandfather laid down the foundations of a business that would span beyond 5 decades with 3 generations of family members following the tradition. When first established we were called “Ace motors” based in London.

Over the next twenty years my grandfather’s business supplied the various models of the MG brand together with practical family saloon cars such as the Triumph Mayflower, the Ford Pilot and MG Magnet.

In 1976 my father took over the business. By now we had digressed more into the general car market , supplying brands such as Renault, Fiat and Rover. We continued our trading in this market sector throughout the 1980’s. The 1990’s saw us trading heavily within the Fiat brand as well as supplying certain Prestige marks such as Jaguar and Rolls Royce.

In the late 1990’s we relocated to Devon with the main objective being “getting back to our roots”, expanding the business by establishing a dedicated centre supplying the nation’s ever increasing hunger for competitively priced quality sports cars.

Today we have come a long way from the days of my grandfather. Having progressively expanded our business we now supply a varied selection of pre owned quality Motorhomes, Campervans and Cars, all from our dedicated site at Longcombe Cross just outside of Totnes in Devon. So there we are, 50 years and three generations of family motor sales history.

When you buy a vehicle from us you can be confident who you are buying from . You get a personal touch that we like to think makes us stand out from the crowd for the right reasons. Every campervan or motorhome purchased from us undergoes rigorous inspection by ourselves as well as experienced professionals before the point of handover. Our Campervans and Motorhomes undergo gas habitation checks by suitably qualified professionals to make sure the on board appliances of our leisure vehicles work satisfactorily

At the point of handover we don’t just give you the keys and say goodbye. Our customers are given a comprehensive demonstration of the operation of the various appliances on board their new motorhome. This process usually takes about an hour or as long as it takes to give you a good basic understanding of your new purchase. Beyond that, we are always at the end of the phone should you need any further technical support or advice.

Alex Bennett, Business Owner