Our Story

Honesty.  Integrity.  Commitment.
Past, Present, and Future.


In 1944, it was about selling a car he couldn’t take to World War II. Today, more than 60 years later, it’s a three generation family owned and operated business that serves the community he’s lived in all his life. For Ernest Crump, selling cars wasn’t the original plan, but it has become the third love of his life. He’ll be happy to tell you about how God and his wonderful wife take the first two spots respectively.

What was once a hobby is now Ernest Crump Motor Company, a very successful automobile retail company located on the same corner in downtown Jasper that it has been for the last 60 years. Ernest doesn’t believe in selling “used” vehicles. He sells “previously-owned” vehicles. At Ernest Crump Motor Company you’ll find late-model, low-mileage, well-equipped cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. We don’t sell anything we wouldn’t proudly drive ourselves and our families in.


Ernest in 1971
Any car dealer can sell you a car. We are interested in creating a relationship with you and your family for the long haul. To that end, we offer a comprehensive, 30-day guarantee, in addition to what the manufacturer offers, as well as “buy here, pay here” financing for qualified buyers. We back up what we say with honesty, integrity, and a proven commitment of doing the right thing for each and every one of our customers. 



Ernest in 1998 - 50th Anniversary


Check out our site and services, review our exclusive inventoryask us questions, and then come see why individuals, families, and businesses from all over central Alabama have been creating relationships with Ernest Crump since 1948.



"I recently bought my fourth car from Ernest Crump Motors, but it is just a continuation of a long family tradition of buying quality cars from Ernest. I remember coming to Ernest Crump Motors as a boy with my grandfather when he traded for a 64 Impala. It was 1965 and I was eleven years old. I remember Pa and my dad talking about Ernest always standing behind his cars and having the best selection of cars anywhere. It is still true. I buy from Ernest because I know there is value here that supercedes other reasons for buying. I am always treated more like family than a customer. Ernest knew my grandfather, my dad, my mom...I guess they are family. I will certainly pass on this family tradition to my sons.

- Ron Wilson