In Memoriam – Erwin Weil

Friday, May 27, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Born December 5, 1932 and raised in Chicago, Illinois Erwin M. Weil passed away May 17, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. For more than 50 years he bought, sold, and traded automobiles in the Greater Chicago area. He was the owner of Weil Oldsmobile which would later become Weil Cadillac-Hummer in Libertyville. His slogan, "a beautiful place in the country" was an iconic local catch-phrase.

A self-made man, Erwin started his career washing and delivering cars as a porter at a small neighborhood car lot on Western Avenue. Within a short period of time he became the top salesman at Grossinger's for three years in a row and eventually bought his first used car lot. Later, as a Dodge dealer he was soon "elevated" to the ranks of Oldsmobile. During the 1970's, Weil was the largest Oldsmobile dealer in the world.

For those who would like to make mark his passing please donate to

Chicago Automobile Trade Association
18W200 Butterfield Rd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 
(630) 495-2282


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