About

Lundgren's

From Our Family to Yours Since 1929. 

At Lundgren's, we are all family and we treat our customers like family too. Now in our fourth generation of family operation in Eveleth, Minnesota, we're proud to serve old and new customers alike. Strong life-long customer relationships are our first priority, which you'll see with everyone you meet at Lundgren's. Whether you're looking to purchase or finance a New or Pre-Owned vehicle, or parts and service for your vehicles, we're here to assist.

Lundgren's History

The Dealership started in 1929, and was then known as Hawkinson Lundgren Company. The two principals were Arnold Hawkinson and Axel Lundgren. They both worked for Northwestern Motors, a Ford dealership in Virginia, then left to buy the Ford dealership in Eveleth. The partnership lasted just a short time, and in the early 1930s, the dealership became Lundgren Motors. Axel Lundgren and his brother-in-law, Stanley Strom, were the active principals. Axel was the sole owner from 1942 until his death in 1955. Lee Lundgren, Axel's son, then took over as president and was the sole active principal until 1990 when his daughter, Lee Anne Lundgren, joined the dealership. Lee's son, Bruce Lundgren, joined the Lundgren family team in 1996. Today, Lee Anne's children, Laura Hughes and Bryan Brown, are also active in the dealership.

Lundgren Motors has always been located in Eveleth; first at the bottom of Jones Street and Douglas Avenue, the present site of a parking lot. From there, the business moved to the corner of Fayal Road and Grant Avenue and occupied the first floor of the building that is now the LaSalle Apartments. The next location was at the corner of Adams Avenue and Fayal Road, the current S&S Garage location. All of these moves took place in the early 1930s. In about 1937, Lundgren's moved to a nearly-new, two-story building at 413-415 Grant Avenue. Sales and service continued there through 1964. The body shop was housed there through the 1970s. In 1964, the facility at 900 Old Highway 53 was built for a now unheard of price of $69,500. The original facility has undergone four expansions and has doubled in size.

 

Lundgren's opened its new, premier Ford Trustmark facility at its same location at 900 Old Hwy. 53 in Eveleth, MN, in June 2018. The facility includes state-of-the-art features such as the service department's drive-in vehicle drop-off and the sales department's vehicle delivery bay as well as an expanded sales lot.

The receptionist desk is key to navigating the new Lundgren's dealership.

The sales floor is frequently updated to showcase the latest Ford product.
 

The cashier's and parts windows are located next to the Model A.
 

Even the classics are displayed at Lundgren's. This is a Ford Model A, which was originally sold at the dealership.
 

 Lundgren's merchandise is for sale by visiting the parts department.

Lundgren's hosted the grand opening of its new facility Sept. 13-14, 2018. Lee Anne Lundgren, left, cuts the symbolic ribbon while her daughter Laura Hughes and brother Bruce Lundgren look on. 

Laurentian Chamber of Commerce President Melissa Cox addresses the Lundgren family during the grand opening.
 

Service Technician Korbin Hill performs the accordion during the grand opening. Community members packed the sales department's vehicle delivery bay to enjoy lunch and music by Service Technician Korbin Hill.
 

On Oct. 19, 2017, Lundgren's received an Outstanding Disability Award for its partnership with ERDAC, an organization dedicated to ensuring the full participation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their communities. Lundgren's has worked with the organization for generations, and currently employs ERDAC clients to clean the facility five nights per week. 

Lundgren's donated a 2011 Ford Transit Connect XLT to the Quad City Food Shelf in Gilbert in January of 2018. The van will be used by the food shelf to pick up food donations to be distributed to its clients from Mountain Iron, Virginia, Eveleth and Gilbert.

Lundgren's hosted its inaugural Trunk or Treat on Halloween 2018. The staff dressed up as the cast of The Wizard of Oz, and the showroom was decorated to match the theme.

 

Lundgren Ford-Lincoln of Eveleth and Ford Motor Company (FMC) donated $1,580 each to the Virginia and Eveleth-Gilbert School Districts in April 2019.

The donation to Eveleth-Gilbert School District has been designated for weight room improvements. Pictured from left are: Sales Manager Derek Hage, General Manager Laura Hughes and President Bruce Lundgren, all of Lundgren Ford-Lincoln; and JoJo Scott, activities and community education director, Josh Bestul, co-head boys golf and junior high football coach, Jessica Kralich, assistant girls tennis coach and poms advisor, and Angie Williams, high school principal, all of the Eveleth-Gilbert School District.

Virginia High School (VHS) will use the funds to help replace the timing system at the track. Pictured from left are: Andy Del Greco, VHS track and field coach; Olin Lundgren of Lundgren Ford-Lincoln; Josh Lamppa, athletic and community education director for Virginia Public Schools; and Matt Anderson, VHS track and field coach.

 

Contact

Lundgren's

900 Old Hwy. 53
Directions Eveleth, MN 55734

  • Sales: (218) 744-4821
  • Service: (218) 744-4821
  • Parts: (218) 744-2788

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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