Gary Carlson Motors closing in December

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Gary Carlson Motors on Rural Street is up for sale.

Carlson says he will retire after 56 years of selling cars in the stateline. Carlson tells us his first car sale came back in 1961 when he was just 11-years-old. In nearly six decades, more than 7,000 vehicles have driven off the lot.

In his retirement, Carlson plans to work with Genrich Auto Sales of Rockford to find cars by special request for customers.

Gary Carlson Motors will close on December 31.