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Old Main Dealers, Specialist Dealers, Car Auctions… Vintage to Recent.
Another Interest that is enjoyed by How Many Made is UK Car Garages & Dealers. Also old images of Car Auctions in the UK.
This is capturing a moment in time when a ‘rare car’ was just a car, sat waiting in a garage to be sold or collected. Now this is a subject that is covered almost daily now with the use of Twitter & Instagram, but I’m talking about the ’70s ’80s 90’s and even into 2000s
A change came in for Main Dealers in the late ’90s with a more ‘Corporate’ image, thus slowly deleting the ‘small’ dealer from the high street. Most dealerships now are £5m mega showrooms, costing £10k a day just to open the doors!
The interest I have is the old school dealer, that would have racks of brochures to give away and more personal service. Here’s a few that may be of Interest…
I’m searching for photo’s of dealerships, inside or outside of any previous era. If you have any to show, please contact me, full credit will be given of course. Also any other situation, Motor Show pictures, Rare cars even in the street. If it’s motoring and interesting, lets see it.
Let me know if you own the copyright to a picture I’ve used for me to add credit to you.
The Infamous ‘Abandoned’ Garage at Castle Gresley near Burton-on-Trent. There are mixed stories of what actually happened and why it was left full of cars for years, with all the for sale signs in place. I took these photos after most cars had been removed but was always intrigued to visit.
I Believe it’s virtually gone now and new homes are now in its place…
AND THEN SOME OTHERS….
Ok, here’s a selection of photos I’ve had sent through… Please do send any you may have. These were sent in by www.onetonlandrover.co.uk and are simply great to see. Austin Rover – Bristol Street Motors, Water Lane, Hunslet, Leeds. c1988/1989. Including a Metro 6R4 in the Showroom!
A Selection of unseen pictures now… as they are mine.