Kini Sanborn

“Do not be afraid to make change.”

You could say that Kini Sanborn was born into the car dealership business, and you would be correct. As a little girl of just two and a half years old, she watched her father, Richard Sanborn, Chairman and CEO of his company, break ground on Sanborn Chevrolet in July 1972. Her life since then has prepared her to be President of her father’s company. This makes her one of the very few female dealer successors in the country.

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Lodi News-Sentinel Acknowledges Sanborn Chevrolet as a Staple in the Community as it Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

“Lodi’s Sanborn Chevrolet celebrates 50 years in business with a focus on community”

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Cruise and GM Team Up with Microsoft to Commercialize Self-Driving Vehicles

Check out how GM is utilizing their new Microsoft partnership to help push self-driving vehicles into our manual driving lives at an accelerated rate. We are so proud of this new partnership and excited to see it unfold.

GM + Microsoft

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Sanborn Chevrolet Supporting Local Hospital Foundation

Sanborn Chevrolet partnered with Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. With each car sale in October, a $100 donation was made. In addition, Sanborn Chevrolet matched the customer’s personal donation totaling $10,000 at the end of the month to give to the hospital foundation. This donation will be used to fund breast cancer detection equipment.

Medical Partnership

History of Sanborn: 1987 to Today

July 19, 1971

  • Sanborn Chevrolet first opened at 9 West Locust Street, in downtown Lodi with 25 employees.
  • This historical site was an old carriage shop from the early 1900’s.
  • In this area at the time were other car dealers as well such as Dodge, Ford, and Oldsmobile.
  • This building was later sold to Charles Travel Service and it later burned down.

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Old Storefront of Sanborn Chevrolet

Lodi’s Sanborn Chevrolet Overcomes Hardships to Flourish

As the oldest car dealership in Lodi, Sanborn Chevrolet is celebrating 47 years of service, the efforts that it has made to remain up-to-date with the latest practices, and the Sanborn family at the center of it all.



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