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Did he not have all those crazy commercials to sell cars?. Check out the link/Video below.

August 4, 2015 - 7:10 am ET
DETROIT -- Mel Farr, the former Detroit Lions running back who became owner of the nation’s largest black-owned dealership group, has died at the age of 70.

Two years after retiring from the NFL, Farr acquired a Ford dealership in suburban Detroit in 1975, and he eventually grew his automotive empire to a chain of 11 dealerships. The group had Ford, Toyota, Mazda, Suzuki, Volkswagen and Hyundai stores.

His post-football persona was “Mel Farr, Superstar” -- the pitch he used in local TV commercials for his dealerships.
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