National Car Rental

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National Car Rental
Industry Rental car
Founded August 27, 1947; 68 years ago (1947-08-27)
Headquarters Clayton, Missouri, U.S.
Parent Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Airport Counter at YXE
2008 Ford E-450 from National Car Rental.

National Car Rental is a rental car company based in Clayton, Missouri. National was founded by 24 independent rental car agents on August 27, 1947. It has grown from 60 locations in the United States in 1947 to over 2000 locations internationally as of 2005.

National was owned by an investment group containing William Lobeck of Tulsa, Alvin Swanner of New Orleans, and Archer McWhorter of Houston.[1] It was later sold in 1995 at an estimated price of $1 billion.[1]

In 1996, National acquired the Canadian fleet and operations of Tilden Rent-a-Car.

National is owned by Enterprise Holdings.

On August 1, 2007 Enterprise Rent-A-Car assumed control of Vanguard Automotive Group. It was purchased from Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.


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