Reynolds remains in charge of the business as part of a three-man team with senior manager Craig Bensted and director Lee Fulford.
He says the ChryslerJeep sites in Bexley Heath, Maidstone and Tonbridge will remain with the Whitehouse family: Linda, wife of the late Brian Whitehouse, and daughters Louise and Emma.
Lifestyle Europe has acquired the Renault outlet in Tunbridge Wells, while the Renault aftersales site at Aylesford near Maidstone will be sold this month. Reynolds is in discussions to sell the VW CV dealership at Tunbridge and he hopes to conclude a deal with Caterpillar to sell the Rover parts business at Crayford.
“That will leave two Renault dealerships, at Orpington and Dartford,” Reynolds says. “We hope to complete both in February.”
Whitehouse last year sold four BMW/Mini sites to Stephen James. Whitehouse finance director Mike Smith joined Stephen James shortly afterwards. Chief executive Pat Conway resigned last year.