Welcome to Raabe Ford!  

Thank You for visiting, we hope you find our website full of useful information regarding Ford and Lincoln parts, service and sales.  We're here to serve your automotive needs, whether it be for a .10 cent part or a $100k Luxury Lincoln!  We're here to help you gather ALL the information you want and we'll answer all of your questions so you can make an informed decision that best fits for your wants, needs and/or budget and we will do so without any pressure to purchase anything.

We DO NOT "SELL" anything to anybody!  We serve you by simply helping you find what you want to buy or lease.  It's part of our Culture, "We continually evolve to serve the needs of our customers and each other."  This is our Mission and to us it means serving your automotive needs with Integrity, Urgency, Teamwork, Attention to Details and Personal Growth which are our 5 Core Values.

If you don't happen to find what you're looking for on our website, be sure to let us know most times we can source that hard to find part or specific vehicle and have it here within a few days!  Give us a Try!

Raabe Ford has been in the automotive sales, service and parts business in Allen County / Delphos, Ohio since 1922. In the early 1900's Charles C. Raabe owned Hardware stores in Ft. Jennings & Delphos where he had been selling Maxwells and Fordson tractors since 1909.  In 1921 Charles was offered the Ford franchise and at the advice of his son Howard, Charles closed the Hardware stores to focus on the Ford Franchise and began selling Model T's on Canal Street in Delphos in 1922.

"Raabe Ford Lincoln is currently under its 2nd family ownership after Howard Raabe sold to Don Lindeman of Ft. Jennings, Oh. in 1981.  Lindeman worked within Raabe Ford over 30 years in all aspects of the business.  When Howard Raabe was ready to transition out of the business, Lindeman stood ready to take on the challenge of owner/operator of Raabe Ford in 1981.  Don operated the business along with his wife Lorene and sons Kevin in Sales and Terry in Parts and their daughter Donna in Finance.  Continuing the true meaning of a Family business until Don was ready to transition out of the business in 1989 and sold Raabe Ford to 2nd Generation Auto Dealer Ronald Nott of Lima, Oh.  The Lincoln - Mercury franchise was added to the Raabe Ford name circa 1991 after local dealers Hans Schumacher & Terry Swaney both transitioned out of the dual Lincoln - Mercury franchises.  More recently Raabe Ford Lincoln has completed construction of their all new digitally advanced, highly efficient and environmentally conscious Ford and Lincoln facility in 2017.  Making this the 4th building and 2nd location that has housed Raabe Ford in Delphos, Ohio.  Joel "Joe" Nott, son of Ron Nott joined Raabe Ford Lincoln in 2008 after 10 years in the automotive business in Lima, Ohio to gain experience and a better understanding the Ford and Lincoln franchises.  Most recently, Joe became a 3rd Generation Owner and Dealer Principal of Raabe Ford Lincoln in January 2021 after 13 years working within Raabe Ford Lincoln.  Joe is a resident of Lima, Oh with his Wife and 2 children.  Joe and the Nott family have a deep history of Auto racing stemming back to the late 1940's beginning with Joe's Grandfather Allan Nott, who owned Midget and Sprint Car teams from 1946 - early 1950's and World of Outlaw Sprint Car teams in the mid-late 1980's.  At the young age of 8 Years old Joe began racing Go-Karts locally and moved up the dirt racing ranks through his teenage years to eventually begin a professional racing career at 19 years old in nationally sanctioned stock car racing series such as, American Speed Association (A.S.A.) Auto Racing Club of America (A.R.C.A.) N.A.S.C.A.R. Busch Grand National and All-Pro series as well as many other asphalt late model racing series across the mid-west and southern states.  "Having the opportunity to operate and drive for the family racing team over a 10-year period in my 20's has provided me with many life and business skills that have proven essential to the operation of an auto dealership.  It always comes down to having great people, lots of training and plenty of teamwork.  We didn't always have the fastest race cars but we won on the days when our team communicated better than any other race team."  - Joe Nott 

Raabe has earned 10 Ford President's Awards and 3 Overall Service Satisfaction Awards for Excellence in Customer Service and Sales Satisfaction.  We maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Lima, Oh.  We're active within our community by supporting various local civic groups, fundraisers, charities, fairs, schools and non-profit organizations.

We serve a wide area of northwest Ohio including; Lima, Spencerville, Cridersville, Waynesfield, Westminster, Beaverdam, Pandora, Glandorf, Wapakoneta, Bluffton, Columbus Grove, Ottawa, Kalida, Middle Point, Ft. Jennings, Allen County, Putnam County, Auglaize County, Hardin County, Hancock County, Van Wert County and towns of Lima, Spencerville, Elida, Bath, Perry, Allen East, Columbus Grove, Ottawa, Ottoville, Van Wert, Leipsic, Ft. Jennings, Kalida, Cloverdale, Beaverdam, Bluffton, Lafayette, Harrod, Ada, Alger, Westminster, Ft. Shawnee, Cridersville, Buckland, Wapakoneta, Waynesfield, New Knoxville, New Bremen, Rockford and many more..

Contact Info

Raabe Motor Sales

11260 Elida Road
Directions Delphos, OH 45833

  • Sales: (419) 692-0055
  • Service: (419) 692-0055
  • Parts: (419) 692-0055

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 8:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 2:30PM
  • Sunday Closed
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Dealership Hours

  • Monday 8:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 2:30PM
  • Sunday Closed

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Sunday Closed