About Our Ford Dealership in Anniston, AL

Young Buster Miles
Just home from WWII

Buster Miles was one of 10 children born to Mim and Dollie. Buster and his siblings worked the farm in Glencoe until Buster joined the Army and left before completing high school. During his time with the 41st Infantry, one of the first divisions to enter Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped; Buster sold his cigarette, beer, and whiskey rations in order to raise money for a business once he returned. When his duty was up, Buster returned to Glencoe and completed his high school education. It was 1947. Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Harry Truman was President. The Frisbee was invented. Reddi-Wip hit grocery store shelves. Pan Am offered round-the-world airfare for $1,700 and Buster Miles secured a loan for $2,500 and, with his brother Frank, opened Miles Motors.

Miles Motors featured fine used cars on their independent lot in Anniston on Noble Street. It continued to operate even after 1952 when Buster purchased Jim McGriff’s 25 year-old Chevrolet - Oldsmobile dealership in Heflin. The employee staff of five grew to ten within five years. In 1960, Buster opened the doors to a new location of Buster Miles Chevrolet – Olds and, simultaneously, introduced the area to a state-of-the-art service department and body shop. The number of employees then had swelled to 13.

Matt Miles
Dealer / Operator

Hope Miles-Jamison
General Manager

Much has happened since then. Buster Miles Chevrolet-Oldsmobile is now just Buster Miles Chevrolet. Ford and Mercury products joined the Buster Miles franchise in 1994 and now flourish from a spacious, modern facility off I-20 at exit 199. Buster Miles dealerships employ 60 customer-focused men and women in sales, service, parts, and body repair. Day-to-day operations have been turned over to Matt Miles, Hope Miles Jamison, and Mim Miles.

Buster Miles, one of just a few thousand WWII veterans still working, checks in daily at the dealerships and will always pinch hit on the lot to help a customer, but now devotes more time to his passions – golf, exercise, and Auburn football.