"It's a typical American story. [Gordon] is buying a Ford F-150 pickup truck because his business is improving and his old truck is worn out," AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson explained on"Squawk Box" Friday morning from the dealer in Bradenton, where the truck was sold.
"He financed it," Jackson continued, "and as a celebration of our nine millionth sale … I'm going to take the finance contract and rip it up. It's on us Mr. Gordon!"
Jackson then tore the contract into several pieces live on the air.
Gordon, owner of Gordon's Service Garage in nearby Palmetto, was also there and said, "I could have never expected [this] and feel so blessed."
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"I have been running my garage for over 50 years," he added, "and appreciate my customers and the opportunity they give me each day."