• Ford
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Merle Kelly Ford

3501 South Santa Fe
Chanute, KS 66720

  • Sales: (888) 448-2017
  • Service: (855) 647-1473
  • Parts: (866) 984-6570
 TOLL FREE: (888) 448-2017

Ali Robinson
Sales & Leasing Consultant

David Hart
Sales & Leasing Consultant

Joey Clark
Sales & Leasing Consultant

Steve Luna
Sales & Leasing Consultant

Jeff Lassman
Business & Finance Manager

Bethany Wolverton
Online Marketing Manager

Dick Kelly
General Manager

Dan Kelly
Heavy Truck/Fleet Manager
Rusty Litzel
Sales Manager


"I was searching for a vehicle and found the car I was looking for at Merle Kelly. I really wanted to test drive the car with my husband but he could not get the time of to make the 1 1/2 hour drive, the sales rep drove the car to our home for my husband to see on his lunch hour! Who does that now a days?! Small town service and great deals is what you here! They went above and beyond for us!! We will make the drive again for our next vehicle!!" - Jill W. from Webb City, MO

"Thank you for the great job you (Body Shop) did repairing my Lincoln Zephyr. Everyone I talked to was so polite and helpful. A special thanks to Derek (Borjas) for keeping me informed of all that was involved and dealing with the insurance co." - Margie V. from Chanute, KS

"We just bought our 3rd vehicle from Merle Kelly Ford. We couldn't be more happy with the sales team-always professional, but they feel like your neighbor! Highly recommended dealership!" - Jana T. from Chanute, KS

Welcome to Merle Kelly Ford

Merle Kelly Ford: Up-Shifting the Ford, Lincoln and Used Car Buying Experience! - Serving Chanute, Iola, Parsons, Independence, Pittsburg and many other locations throughout Southeast Kansas (SEK) and the Four States. 

Merle Kelly Ford was founded in 1961 by local businessman and family man, Merle Kelly. Based in Chanute, Merle Kelly Ford has continued to expand as it now serves all of the greater Four State area with new and used automobiles and is still family owned and operated!

Over the years, Merle Kelly Ford has grown to become a premier Ford, Lincoln & used cars dealer in the Southeast Kansas region. Throughout our tenure we have strived to include the best possible local, small-town customer service with top-notch repair/maintenance work and comprehensive new and used car, truck, minivan and SUV inventories. We now offer a state-of-the-art showroom, auto parts & service centers, including an exclusive heavy truck repair center, and a finance department. Whether you are in need of a new Ford, Lincoln, Mercury automobile or parts / service for your current vehicle, Merle Kelly Ford of Chanute is here to assist you with any of your automotive needs!

Merle Kelly Ford in Chanute, KS treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence! Our experts are at your service to share complete specs of the cars you're interested in, compare different models, and arrange test drives. If you're interested in a new Ford or Lincoln model and live in or near Chanute, you're in luck! Merle Kelly Ford has a stellar lineup of new and used cars, including the new 2014 - 2015 Ford models, including the Edge, Escape, Fusion, Explorer, and F-150, among many others. We are conveniently located less than 2 hours from Kansas City, Joplin, Tulsa and Wichita just off US Highway 169, take the Chanute 35th Street exit East approximately 1 mile. You can't miss us!

Not in the market for a new car? Whether you're driving on a budget or simply prefer something more broken in, Merle Kelly Ford knows you want topnotch quality. Keeping this in mind, we make every effort to ensure each used Ford, Lincoln or Trade-in we offer is spotless and reliable. If you're looking for a used car in Kansas we have a large inventory to choose from. From used cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles to mini-vans, our selection has something for every person and need. We are a used Ford dealer in Chanute Kansas. Merle Kelly Ford's inventory of quality pre-owned vehicles has people from all over the Kansas coming to our dealership. We offer great deals on our used cars and can help you finance them as well. So if you're looking for a used Ford in Southeast Kansas come see us today. We are ready to assist you and can easily be contacted by phone at 888-448-2017.

If you prefer to explore different car models from the comfort of your home, you'll be happy to know, you can do so simply by visiting our new, used and certified pre-owned car inventories online. If you are having problems locating a new or used Ford in Kansas? Complete our CarFinder form, then sit back, relax and we will alert you when your dream vehicle arrives at our dealership.

Car loans and leases Made Easy For You! After you've decided on a new Ford, Lincoln or used car to suite your lifestyle, the Merle Kelly Ford Finance Team will help you secure the best auto financing terms possible. Just how hard does the Merle Kelly Ford Finance Department fight to get our clients the lowest possible rates? Think diamonds...That is, extremely hard. And, more than that, we're persistent. Our goal, after all, is to make owning and financing your new dream car as stress-free as possible. And, that means keeping you in your economic comfort zone.

All types of credit, from good to bad, can qualify for an auto loan.  We will work with you to secure a no credit car loan if your situation demands it. Merle Kelly Ford has strong relationships and is committed to finding you the perfect car loan company to suit your car finance needs and lower monthly payments. Call (888) 448-2017...or apply for Auto Financing using our online Finance Application.

We also have a fully equipped collision repair shop that can handle any and all auto body repair needs, including hail damage, heated seat installation, windshield repair/replacement, custom body kit enhancements and much more. 

For the best place to service your vehicle, look no further than Merle Kelly Ford in Chanute, Kansas. We have the facilities, quality tools, diagnostic equipment and knowledgeable staff to ensure your vehicle gets repaired accurately and as quickly as possible. From a simple oil change to a full transmission replacement, we've got you covered. 

We also have one of the largest Ford parts inventories in the Southeast, KS region, we're confident that we'll have the exact part or accessory you're looking for. 

Last but not least, our dealership specializes in heavy duty truck parts, sales and repair! We proudly service Sterling Trucks, Freightliner, Western Star, Ford Trucks, International trucks, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt trucks, powered with CAT, Cummins, Mercedes-Benz and many more engines.

As your neighbor, we remain committed to you and your new Ford, Lincoln or used car from the day you set foot in our showroom to the time you return for your first service to thousands of miles down the road when you want to upgrade. To ensure optimum reliability and satisfaction over the course of what we hope is a lasting relationship, we vow to perform every routine car service and repair with the utmost care. Our auto mechanics will make sure your car, truck, super duty, SUV or van is fixed right the first time, and our professional Ford car parts department has a huge selection of auto parts to fill your order quickly.

Merle Kelly Ford encourages you to browse our site to learn more about our new and used vehicles, parts and service, including our heavy duty truck repair and body shop. Read our About Us page to find out about our commitment to our community. Check out Blog to see exciting community news, events, photos and much, much more!  If you're ready to take a test drive, simply stop in and see us in person at 3501 South Santa Fe Chanute, KS 66720 during regular business hours. We look forward to having the opportunity to earn your business!