About - Cliff Wright Motors


Established in 1970, Cliff Wright Motors has successfully operated in Armidale for nearly half a Century.
On founding the business, Cliff Wright quickly identified his own market niche, and built a one stop automotive shop for the local and surrounding areas.
In the 70s, it was the norm for customers to have to take their vehicle to multiple different garages to get work completed, depending on the fault in hand.
Envisioning something different for Cliff Wright Motors, Cliff quickly identified that consumers would benefit significantly from an automotive garage able to fix, develop and sell used cars from one location, which in turn made him very popular with the local community.
An innovative idea is, of course, nothing without the skill and service go with it, as such Cliff worked hard and quickly established a reputation for being a reliable local business owner, and fundamental part of the Armidale community. 


Cliff Wright Motors quickly developed into an extremely successful family-run business, thanks to the dedication of Cliff’s four sons: Gary, Phil, Craig and Chris, who joined the firm after leaving school, and have been instrumental in its expansion.

This included the implementation of specialised departments – from the introduction of battery services, and the sale of quality used cars, to the expansion of its already popular wrecking yard, mechanical and electrical services.


In 2010 and 2011, Chris and Craig left the family business in pursuit of other ambitions, leaving the ongoing running and development of the firm to Gary and Phil.

Gary and Phil remain dedicated to carrying out Cliff's dream, and have worked hard to further expand Cliff Wright Motors, introducing scrap metal, radiator and other automotive service innovations. 

In business, people buy from people and in a tight-knit community this is even more important. Cliff Wright Motors is built on its reputable service to the local community, ensuring all customers receive the best quality of work for competitive prices.

It’s all too common to hear about large brand car garages taking advantage of their unaware customers, charging them extreme prices for basic parts and service work. Cliff Wright Motors prides itself on continuing Cliff’s legacy by providing premium services at affordable prices. That’s why our customer base has continued to grow for 50 years.

Cliff Wright Motors is Armidale’s leading automotive one stop shop, servicing over 10,000 customers per year from across the local region. Come in and see us today! 

Our Team

Gary Wright

Managing Director

Tim Hewitt

Spare Parts Manager / Phil's Used Cars

Darren O'Connell

Spare Parts Interpreter

Megan Denham

Administration Assistant

Harrison Lord

Workshop Manager

Payment Options

Paying for your parts or services is very easy. We accept the following forms of payment for your convenience:

  • Cash
  • Cheques
  • Eftpos
  • Direct Payment

Bank Details for Cliff Wright Motors Pty Ltd:
BSB: 082-407 Account No: 460606193

Bank Details for Phil’s Used Cars:
BSB: 082-407 Account No: 489592688

Phil's Used Cars!

For quality used cars, visit Phil's used Cars!

(Motor Dealer Licence No: MDL7852)

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A1 Autoparts


Cliff Wright Motors are now part of the A1 Autoparts buying group. This gives us greater opportunity to supply our customers with an even wider range of products. Keep an eye out in store for A1 catalogues and promotions and bag yourself a bargain.