Founded in 2001 and with a £14m turnover CarShock now has five ‘no-fuss, no-frills’ sites offering discount cars, largely the company says, sourced from overseas.
CarShock will also give management advice, introduce franchisees to preferred sources of stock finance and provide a retail finance and commission structure.
"It is widely assumed that to open a conventional dealership you need to be either be a third generation member of a dealership family and/or have millions of pounds worth of liquidity available," says CarShock's franchising manager, Rob Hatfield.
"We're offering people with plenty of ambition and a bit of car trade experience an affordable route into the previously exclusive new car retailing club. It's all very revolutionary and exciting."
Managing director Mike Porritt sees franchising as the most direct route to establishing a national chain of CarShock outlets built on his highly successful and proven model:
"I see no reason why we shouldn't have representation in every significant UK conurbation within the next five years," he said.
"The days of the Great British car price rip-off are numbered. The sooner the public realise that cars are just mass produced machines like - fridges or stereo systems - the better. I believe they should be sold like any other mass-produced machine, at the most competitive price by unrestricted, genuinely competitive retailers," he says.
"People have been paying far too much for cars in this country for decades. We plan to change all that. Our franchisees will have a fantastic opportunity to be part of massive shift in this huge market."