Who we are

In 1968 Don and Barbara Franklin bought their first dealership in the small town of Columbia, KY. 

At the time, they were looking for a way to make an honest living, honor their values and make a good home for their family.  They'd never imagined that 50 years later, the Don Franklin Family of Dealerships would have grown to 20+ dealerships and be the largest dealer group in Kentucky. 

Today, over 50 years later, the Don Franklin group employs over 600 people throughout Kentucky and, with about 4,500+ vehicles, offers the largest selection of new and used vehicles in the state - any one of which we'll deliver free of charge to your nearest Don Franklin dealership. 


Core Values

All that being the case, we still adhere to our core values of being involved and part of our communities and putting "service above self".  You'll have seen evidence of this in the various community activities we sponsor and support - from Lexington Habitat for Humanity, Childhood Development of the Bluegrass, local football and baseball teams; as well as, a wide variety of other charitable activities and causes.


Our Promise

When searching for car dealerships in Kentucky, why should Don Franklin Auto be at the top of your list? Back in 1968, Don and Barbara Franklin started out with a single car dealership in the small town of Columbia, KY. Now, nearly 50 years later, they've expanded the Don Franklin Family to over 24 dealerships across the Commonwealth and have created more than 950 jobs throughout Kentucky. With now over 5,000 vehicles in our inventory, Don Franklin offers the largest selection of new and used cars, trucks and SUVs around. And if you find your perfect pre-owned vehicle along the way, we'll deliver it to your nearest Don Franklin dealership.

Unlike some dealerships in Kentucky, at Don Franklin Auto, the customer comes first. Our customers have been loyal to us because we're loyal to them. We work hard to keep things running smoothly throughout the life of each and every vehicle we sell. We provide 10-year/Unlimited-mile Powertrain Coverage on most new and most pre-owned vehicles.

A lot has changed since 1968, but one thing has stayed the same. The Don Franklin Family of Dealerships continues its tradition of supporting our local communities and doing business with a handshake and an honest man's good word. Simply put, we'll treat you like family at our Kentucky dealerships.

Today, we represent 14 new car brands, with more, sure to follow. Visit any of our 20+ dealerships and see for yourself why Don Franklin Auto has experienced such phenomenal growth. Our Don Franklin Auto Group locations include:

  • Russell Springs Chevy, Buick & GMC,
  • Somerset Kia
  • Somerset Nissan
  • Somerset Chevy, Buick & GMC
  • Somerset CDJR
  • Don Franklin Somerset Hyundai
  • Campbellsville Chevy, Buick & GMC
  • Campbellsville CDJR,
  • Monticello Chrysler
  • Nicholasville Mitsubishi
  • Nicholasville Hyundai
  • Lexington Hyundai
  • Lexington Buick & GMC
  • Lexington Nissan
  • Columbia Nissan
  • Columbia Ford
  • Burkesville Chevrolet
  • Bardstown Buick & Chevrolet
  • Don Franklin Ford London
  • Glasgow Chevrolet
  • Glasgow Cadillac
  • Glasgow Nissan
  • Don Franklin Corbin Toyota
  • Don Franklin Columbia Used

We look forward to helping you find a new car, truck or SUV you'll love and can afford. Contact us at your convenience if you have any questions.

Contact Info

Don Franklin Ford Lincoln

388 W Hwy 192
Directions London, KY 40741

  • Sales: 606-676-2407
  • Service: (606) 864-3555
  • Parts: (606) 864-3555


  • Monday 8am-7pm
  • Tuesday 8am-7pm
  • Wednesday 8am-7pm
  • Thursday 8am-7pm
  • Friday 8am-7pm
  • Saturday 8am-6pm
  • Sunday Closed