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Powerflite
Posted 2020-04-05 11:42 AM (#596462 - in reply to #560824)
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JPMopar, it looks like your key-ring is part of the 33rd anniversary "Bell Ringer" sale like in the '55 ads for Hub Motor. I really like that business card you shared. Pretty cool. Mine from Bank Motors is of a similar design.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2020-04-05 1:27 PM (#596465 - in reply to #560824)
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This is the emblem that was on the back of my Regal lancer...   Emblem was fairly small, they owned a Ford dealership also.



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56D500boy
Posted 2020-04-05 1:50 PM (#596467 - in reply to #596465)
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The dealership today, an Aamco shop. Might be the same building still. Same houses in the background. Trees have grown



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jpmopar
Posted 2020-04-06 2:36 PM (#596506 - in reply to #596462)
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Powerflite - 2020-04-05 11:42 AM

JPMopar, it looks like your key-ring is part of the 33rd anniversary "Bell Ringer" sale like in the '55 ads for Hub Motor's


I was thinking the key-ring was from 1952, since that's the year of the "160 HP" Firedome (that's stamped on the key-ring). In 1955, wasn't the Firedome rated at 185 HP?

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RDP
Posted 2020-04-06 2:42 PM (#596508 - in reply to #596454)
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jpmopar - 2020-04-05 8:42 AM

Here's a couple items from my hometown Forwardlook dealer, Bastian Motors, which burned down in 1961 and did not reopen. The dark circles showing through the Desoto key chain is from someone pressing a car's cigarette lighter to the back of it, melting the plastic. I think it's cool that the key chain (from 1952-53) mimics the shape of a hemi combustion chamber.




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RDP
Posted 2020-04-06 2:49 PM (#596509 - in reply to #596456)
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1957sotos - 2020-04-05 2:28 PM

Great thread and interesting info!
Anyone notice the Art Frost underhood photo (page 1), showing a 57 Flite w/o hood insulation and appearing to have vacuum windshield washers? In contrast,
the page 2 photo of AC Elkins shows a 58 Flite with hood insulation and a foot washer pump.

Received the FCA build cards for my 57's. The Flite came from #89041 Polk dealership in Alexandria Va. The Dome came from #36947 Bob Bauer in San Diego Calif.

Great service.


Thanks for the dealership numbers. I'm build a dealership list, available soon.


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Powerflite
Posted 2020-04-06 2:55 PM (#596511 - in reply to #560824)
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jpmopar - 2020-04-06 11:36 AM
I was thinking the key-ring was from 1952, since that's the year of the "160 HP" Firedome (that's stamped on the key-ring). In 1955, wasn't the Firedome rated at 185 HP?



That ad must be celebrating a 33rd anniversary of Hub Motors because DeSoto didn't come into being until late 1928, and Chrysler in 1925. Your bell shaped key-ring may be celebrating some other anniversary.

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jpmopar
Posted 2020-04-06 3:51 PM (#596512 - in reply to #596508)
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RDP - 2020-04-06 2:42 PM

jpmopar - 2020-04-05 8:42 AM

Here's a couple items from my hometown Forwardlook dealer, Bastian Motors, which burned down in 1961 and did not reopen. The dark circles showing through the Desoto key chain is from someone pressing a car's cigarette lighter to the back of it, melting the plastic. I think it's cool that the key chain (from 1952-53) mimics the shape of a hemi combustion chamber.




Bastian Motors, Bastian, VA



This is the photo I'd posted to both Jalopy Journal and Kustomrama years back. That custom car is the Donz Lancer and it was briefly on display at Bastian Motors back in the mid-50's. Here's the link to the Kustomrama page:

https://kustomrama.com/wiki/Donz_Lancer

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56D500boy
Posted 2020-04-06 4:19 PM (#596514 - in reply to #596512)
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"The car was built on a shortened 1952 Chrysler Imperial chassis with a Briggs Cunningham equipped V-8 engine, and incorporated 1951 Ford, Mercury and 1952 Chrysler body panels."

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RDP
Posted 2020-04-19 1:59 AM (#597066 - in reply to #560824)
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RDP
Posted 2020-04-19 2:01 AM (#597067 - in reply to #560824)
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-28 1:24 AM (#597451 - in reply to #560824)
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Earl C. Anthony, San Francisco 1961. 901 Van Ness Ave. Was originally a Packard dealership. Now a Land Rover/Jaguar dealer.

Check out the radio towers on this page - http://theoldmotor.com/?p=113369



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Sonoramic60
Posted 2020-04-29 10:13 AM (#597500 - in reply to #560824)
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That card of J. B. Dowd with the Jess Hunter Motor Company in Pueblo, Colorado, "Your Plymouth Dealer," is interesting. I grew up in Pueblo and here are a few tidbits:
- While I never knew Mr. Dowd, the Hunter clan was a dominant family in the automobile business in the area for years.
- The card dates back to the early 1950s as the T/P No. is still the 4-digit type used before the arrival of dial phones which certainly dates me (anyone else remember, "Number, Please?" -- mine was 2505J).
- By the time of the Forward Look, Jess Hunter had become the Ford dealer, but was still at the address on the card.
- His brother John took over the Imperial-Chrysler-Plymouth franchise after Jess left for Ford and moved it south about four blocks to 7th and Santa Fe.
- I bought my first '60 Fury from the store there at 7th and Santa Fe (and traded it for my first '65 Sport Fury there).
In those days, manufacturers were more controlling about who sold their cars and often restricted their dealers from marketing other brands. But by subterfuge, they became family businesses and by then Jess had Ford, his brother John had Chrysler-Plymouth, and a third had Lincoln-Mercury while a brother-in-law, Lloyd McKee had the biggest Chrysler-Plymouth dealership in New Mexico.
Again, it is interesting.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-29 11:02 AM (#597503 - in reply to #596509)
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RDP - 2020-04-06 11:49 AM

1957sotos - 2020-04-05 2:28 PM

Great thread and interesting info!
Anyone notice the Art Frost underhood photo (page 1), showing a 57 Flite w/o hood insulation and appearing to have vacuum windshield washers? In contrast,
the page 2 photo of AC Elkins shows a 58 Flite with hood insulation and a foot washer pump.

Received the FCA build cards for my 57's. The Flite came from #89041 Polk dealership in Alexandria Va. The Dome came from #36947 Bob Bauer in San Diego Calif.

Great service.


Thanks for the dealership numbers. I'm build a dealership list, available soon.


Looks like Bob Bauer was at 3266 El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego at the time. Right down the street from my old house. El Cajon Blvd was a big car dealer street in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1966 they moved to the Lemon Grove area as a Plymouth dealer.

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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-29 11:04 AM (#597504 - in reply to #560824)
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Stanley Dodge Simca from "The Mile of Cars" in National City, CA. 1960.
Just south of San Diego. My '64 Dodge Polara 500 convertible came from here.



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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-29 12:32 PM (#597508 - in reply to #560824)
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Stanley Dodge Plymouth - 1958.



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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-04-29 1:07 PM (#597510 - in reply to #560824)
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Roy Burnett Motors in Portland from 1962 directory. This is the dealership my 300F came from.





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vedette
Posted 2020-05-02 7:42 PM (#597661 - in reply to #560824)
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Wagstaff Motor Co Inc. DeSoto Plymouth Atlanta http://theoldmotor.com/?p=169486

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RDP
Posted 2020-05-03 9:01 AM (#597685 - in reply to #597451)
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NicksGarage - 2020-04-28 7:24 AM

Earl C. Anthony, San Francisco 1961. 901 Van Ness Ave. Was originally a Packard dealership. Now a Land Rover/Jaguar dealer.

Check out the radio towers on this page - http://theoldmotor.com/?p=113369



After 1963 Van Ness Chrysler Plymouth.

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RDP
Posted 2020-05-03 9:07 AM (#597686 - in reply to #597508)
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NicksGarage - 2020-04-29 6:32 PM

Stanley Dodge Plymouth - 1958.


1957, 1959



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56D500boy
Posted 2020-05-03 11:02 AM (#597701 - in reply to #597685)
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NicksGarage - 2020-04-28 7:24 AM
Earl C. Anthony, San Francisco 1961. 901 Van Ness Ave. Was originally a Packard dealership. Now a Land Rover/Jaguar dealer.
Check out the radio towers on this page - http://theoldmotor.com/?p=113369


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brdtee
Posted 2020-05-13 5:30 AM (#598180 - in reply to #560824)
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I did ask this already in 2004 but maybe someone has now more info about the dealer.

My Windsor was sold in 1957 by "Seattle Automobile Inc.", license plate frame says "Seattle Auto" ... dealer code in the build sheet is (7) 06569 and div/reg 23.

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brdtee
Posted 2020-05-21 5:52 AM (#598568 - in reply to #598180)
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Answering to myself. So far I have learnt that Seattle Automobile Co was founded in early 1900's and it's founder was the guy who sold the very first car in Seattle in 1903. It was a Franklin dealer, then later a Packard dealer and in the 50s and 60s Chrysler-Imperial-Plymouth Dealer. Latest mention I have found online has been attached postcard from 1962.





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brdtee
Posted 2020-05-24 5:03 AM (#598712 - in reply to #560824)
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Yet more digging on "Seattle Automobile Co" resulted that dealership changed owners in 1963 and became "Goodfellow Chrysler-Plymouth Inc" and in the 1970's the company switched to other brand and became "Goodfellow Ford Inc".

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