About Ebbett and Ebbett Hamilton

Ebbett Motors, established in 1928, was originally sandwiched between a Chinese laundry and a gunsmith’s shop in Hood Street. The focus was on the popular General Motors products of the time; namely Oakland, Oldsmobile and Chevrolet. These core marques secured the survival of a company bravely started during the world-wide depression by a young Alf Ebbett, who was later joined by his brother Ron.

When General Motors decided to separate its two product lines in 1938, Waikato Motors Limited was formed to operate the Vauxhall/Bedford franchise from the original Hood Street premises, while Ebbett Motors moved to a newly built dealership on the corner of Hood and Anglesea Streets, to represent the Oakland, Pontiac and Chevrolet brands.

Ben van den Engel (our current CEO) joined the company as an apprentice mechanic in 1970. The business was listed on the NZ stock exchange but the Arab-Israeli war and high oil prices spelt the end of GM dominance in the market.

Since then, the Ebbett Group has expanded and gone from strength to strength. Representing 18 brands in total and employing over 500 passionate team members.

Here at Ebbett, we are proud of the reputation that we have earned, based on our uncompromising commitment to living our values and providing the best experience for our clients.

Our culture is shaped and defined by our core values of Respect, Integrity, Care and Excellence. They unite us. They’re our DNA. Our core values clearly describe and define who we are, how we work together and how we strive to deliver extraordinary customer experiences.

Our Ebbett Hamilton dealership offers a large selection of new vehicles, pre-owned vehicles and light commercials with an adjoining quality service and parts department.

Our team at Ebbett Hamilton have extensive combined automotive industry experience. We are committed to delivering quality customer experiences with outstanding personalised customer care.

For us, it’s not a one-off transactional experience with our customers. We strive to build long-lasting relationships so we can help you with all your vehicle requirements.

Meet the Team

Ebbett Hamilton houses a passionate and dedicated team who are committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience.
Feel free to get in touch – we would love to host you!

Karl Nation

Dealer Principal
021 242 3391

Lisa Joyce

Business Manager
07 838 0949

Mike Nicholas

CUPRA & SEAT Brand Manager
027 661 1891

Dan Huteson

Sales Manager
027 814 2330

James Harvey

Aftersales Manager
027 710 0789

Ebbett Hamilton houses over 15 expert trained technicians. With our exacting service and maintenance standards, your vehicle will always be at its best.

Keeping you and your vehicle safe is important to us, so we will send you a reminder when your vehicle is due for a service or a Warrant of Fitness.

Ebbett, together with Harrier, provides a comprehensive selection of mechanical protection plans and extended warranty services to protect your vehicle from most unforeseen mechanical issues.

Basic mechanical protection plans are included on all our Ebbett Approved Used Vehicles. These plans can be upgraded for extra coverage if required.

Every new ISUZU comes with a 3 year or 100,000km warranty, whichever is reached first.

Should you need emergency roadside assistance, simply dial 0800 ISUZU NZ (0800 47898 69) 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year and you’ll be put in touch with someone that can help.

The GMSV Warranty coverage is for the first 3 years or 100,000 km, whichever is reached first.

Help is just a call away with GMSV Roadside Assistance. We’ve got you covered for 3 years if anything happens on the road.

GMSV Roadside Assistance New Zealand
Dial 0800 GMSV00 (467800). Once connected, press option 3.

Every New Zealand new CUPRA and SEAT vehicle comes with a 5 year, 100,000km factory warranty.

Ebbett Hamilton is able to provide competitive finances packages that are tailor made to your needs. No deposit options are available (terms and conditions apply). We are proud to introduce Ebbett Finance, which is an online vehicle finance application that is simple and straightforward to use and can give you a decision on your finance in minutes.

If you would like to discuss your finance or insurance options, click below.

When developing a vehicle, all parts are designed to fit and work perfectly in combination. For this reason alone you can only rely on Genuine Parts to work as they should and provide you with performance, longevity and peace of mind. Add to this factory backed warranties, guaranteed fitment and better than you think pricing, and what alternatives are there? Genuine Parts also improve the resale value of your vehicle.

Panel & Paint

West Hamilton Auto Refinisher is an onsite Paint and Panel shop who provide quality work and competitive pricing. Click below for their contact details.


Tyre Tracks is a family-owned business committed to providing top-quality and budget tyres to their Hamilton clients, at the best price.

Ebbett Hamilton

47-51 Te Kowhai East Road, Burbush,
Hamilton 3200
Phone: 07 838 0949