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company history

Castle Motors started life in 1929 on the corner of Cross Road and Goodwood Road in the suburb formerly known as Redfern, now Cumberland Park. Castle Motors was established by the Sawley family who were trailblazers of the South Australian automotive industry, fixing cars of the day and pumping petrol the old fashioned way with a smile. The Schmitzer and Rosella families continue the Castle Motors legacy with the Rosella family being the current owner for the last 11 years.

From there, you will know the famous Castle Motors sign located on the corner of Portrush and Magill Roads in Norwood. For decades, generations of eastern suburbs families trusted their cars. That sign now resides at our new premises at 184 Portrush Road Trinity Gardens.

In the ever-changing and expanding automotive industry, you don’t survive and thrive for nearly a century unless you move with the times. Castle Motors specialise in European vehicles. We want to get to know your Mercedes, BMW, VW, Audi and Skoda and due to the extensive experience and training within the business we will also treat your Australian, Japanese, or American vehicle as if it were our own.

Since 2009, Castle Motors has been in the very safe hands of officially-accredited Master Technician Don Rosella and his family. The brand grew to include car sales of prestige and hard to find vehicles for motoring enthusiasts. As a Licensed Vehicle Dealer the Castle Motors reputation for integrity has continued to grow. We will not ever sell a car unless its full history is known. Also, if you have an interesting or unique car you’d like to sell, ask us. We’ll pay more than you might get for a trade in and save you the hassle of selling privately.


Organisation Purpose Statement
Through our strong history of family values, we exist to provide exceptional service. We measure our success through the length of our relationships with our clients.

Mission Statement
To provide exceptional customer experience and automotive services, so that we can retain our loyal and lifelong relationships with our clients

We behave with integrity and do what we say we will do
Out service extends beyond the vehicle, we pride ourselves on developing exceptional relationships

We will treat your car like it was our own
We won’t let a car leave if we would not trust it with our family inside

Our honesty underpins every action and interaction
We welcome your ongoing feedback to ensure we continue to offer exceptional experiences


“We’ve been using the team at Castle Motors to service and maintain our family cars for the past 10 years. Don, the proprietor and master technician, has a wealth of knowledge and expertise about all makes and models of cars, can be relied upon to give a fair and honest appraisal of any vehicle’s mechanics, provides outstanding customer service, and always delivers a first-rate job.”


Don has grown up loving cars and is a Mercedes fanatic, now he loves helping people who love their cars. Castle Motors’ reputation for integrity comes directly from Don and he passes the values on to every member of the team. Don has 45 years combined mechanical /business experience.


Tony is Don’s son and assists in the overall running of the organisation and all of its day to day operations.


2IC – Michael isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty to ensure your car is performing at its best. Michael did his apprenticeship at Castle Motors over 14 years ago and has never left. Michael has grown up loving cars and motorbikes.


3IC – Matt is Don’s nephew and has been at Castle Motors for 11 years. Matt is the multitalented and multi-skilled operator of the organisation.


Has a combined 40 years tradesman and automotive mechanical experience. Talented individual known within the organisation as Mr fix it

Get In Touch

(08) 8431 5215


184 Portrush Road, Trinty Gardens, SA 5068



Open Hours

Mon: 8am – 5pm
Tue: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thur: 8am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 8am – 12pm 
Sun: Closed

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