Introducing Dan Appleby

March 27, 2024

Passion Intertwines with profession: Gold Coast Car Clearance Sales Manager- Dan Appleby


In the realm where passion intertwines seamlessly with profession, Dan Appleby stands as a seasoned salesman with a recognised career spanning 28 years in the automotive industry. With 9 months under his belt at Jaguar Land Rover Gold Coast, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as Sales Manger at Gold Coast Car Clearance.


Prior to his tenure at GCCC, Dan has adorned the halls of prestigious brands such as Land Rover, Honda, Subaru, Hyundai, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Daihatsu, VW, Nissan, LDV, and Peugeot serving in various capacities ranging from salesperson to manager and sales trainer. His extensive background has equipped him with a profound understanding of the automotive landscape, particularly in sales and management across a multitude of brands.


A typical day in Dan’s professional domain is as diverse as its demanding. From nurturing client relationships and overseeing inquiries to evaluating vehicles for trade-ins and collaborating with the Pre-Delivery team on new stock reconditioning, his role as a sales Manager encompasses numerous responsibilities. Dan’s skill set shines through in tasks such as placing vehicles on market platforms like Carsales, communicating with wholesalers for surplus stock, and organising the day-to-day operations and growth of the GCCC dealership.


What truly ignites Dan’s enthusiasm is witnessing the culmination of a successful deal, where clients affirm their trust in the quality of GCCC’S offerings and the expertise of its sales team. Having embarked on his journey with GCCC as the used car sales manager, Dan has witnessed first hand the evolution of the dealership and finds satisfaction in its continuous advancement.


Outside of work, Dan channels his boundless energy into an array of hobbies including, running, swimming, cycling, skateboarding, and strumming tunes on his guitar. His downtime, is best spent relishing on food and drink with family and friends, enjoying life’s simple happiness. When it comes to automotive dreams, Dan’s heart yearns for the timeless elegance of a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, a testament to his appreciation for classic automotive craftsmanship.


In addition to his extensive industry tenure, Dan brings to the team a robust set of skills, characterised by a persistently positive attitude and impeccable communication. His legacy as a seasoned salesperson, manager, and trainer across a multitude of automotive brands underscores his invaluable contribution to the GCCC family, where each day unfolds as a new chapter in the dynamic world of automotive excellence.