The company Mira Motor Sales Limited was formed and duly registered on the 12th February 1976, wholly owned by the Zammit family.
In the 70’s the commercial scene in Malta saw the demise of a number of companies and the Zammit family, with foresight, decided to buy out the owners of the GM Franchise together with the magnificent building – Mira Building, which until recently, housed the motor business operations and also served as head office for the business. The GM franchise was acquired by Mira Motor Sales Limited and offered the GM North American models and the Vauxhall and Bedford brands, with the latter having been developed into a household brand by the mid 1990’s before GM decided to withdraw the brand from all markets except for the UK market.
In view of its long-standing relationship with GM, the family reached an agreement with GM (Opel) to promote and sell Opel motor vehicles as from the 1st of January 1998 as an Authorised Service Organisation for the local Distributor. Mira Motor Sales Limited’s contribution proved instrumental in the substantial increase in the market share experienced by the Opel Make during that late 1990’s. However this arrangement was terminated on the 31st December 2000.
The acquisition by GM of a controlling interest in the former Daewoo Automobile of South Korea led to the creation of a new organisation by the name of GMDA&T (General Motors Daewoo Automotive & Technology) with the responsibility to develop, manufacture and distribute the GMDA&T vehicles under the brand name of Chevrolet. Having been GM official distributor for Malta for the last 30 odd years, Mira Motor Sales Limited was also appointed the official local distributor for the Chevrolet vehicles. In fact the first intake of Chevrolet vehicles was received during the second half of December 2003.
Since then, the Chevrolet brand has gained a marked market presence on the Maltese roads.