Many years ago Peter Zanelli, now managing director of Southern Mobility Vehicles, was talking to a frustrated colleague Bob who was telling him how difficult it was for his sister, suffering from cancer, to get into a standard car because of the pain it was causing her. Peter & Bob, both long established car dealers, knew there were purpose built cars that would take wheelchairs but at that time wheelchair accessible vehicles or WAVs as they are often known were not widely available.
After a lengthy search they found a wheelchair accessible vehicle and the car was delivered to the door of the hospice she was spending her final days. Those last few days turned into months as Bob’s sister’s life changed beyond all recognition. Once again she could enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of her own wheelchair straight from her room to her car and onwards in much less pain.
Having witnessed firsthand the happiness they’d so clearly seen through great suffering, they vowed to start a business selling only wheelchair accessible vehicles and with a lifetime of motor vehicle experience behind them, Southern Mobility Vehicles was born.
When you deal with us here at Southern Mobility Vehicles we spend time to get to know you so we can understand your needs. Using our combined experience of over 100 years experience in the motor vehicle trade and our own personal experiences of debilitating illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and strokes you can be assured we will only help you towards the right vehicle. Please see our contact details below and choose how you wish to deal with us so we can ensure you too get the freedom and happiness that wheelchair accessible vehicles have brought to all of our customers.