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Colorized Mario's Tribute to 1950's Car Dealers

1 1950 Buick Dealer

2 1950 Chevy Dealer

3 1950 Chevy Dealer

4 1950 Ford Dealer

5 1950 Ford Dealer

6 1950 Ford Dealer

7 1950 Lincoln Mercury Dealer

8 1950 Nash Dealer

9 1950 Olds Dealer

10 1951 Chevy Dealer

11 1951 Chevy Dealer

12 1951 Desoto Dealer

13 1951 Ford Dealer

14 1951 Ford Dealer

15 1951 Kaiser Frazer Dealer

16 1951 Lincoln Mercury Dealer

17 1951 Mercury Lincoln Dealer

18 1951 Packard Dealer

19 1951 Pontiac Dealer

20 1951 Plymouth DeSoto Dealer

21 1951 Pontiac Dealer

22 1952 Cadillac Dealer

23 1952 Buick Dealer

24 1952 Chevrolet Dealer

25 1952 Dodge Dealer

26 1952 Ford Dealer

27 1952 Packard Dealer

28 1952 Studebaker Dealer

29 1952 Ford Dealer

30 1952 Imperial Dealer

31 1953 Buick Dealer

32 1953 Cadillac Dealer

33 1953 Cadillac Dealer

34 1953 Chevy Dealer

35 1953 Chrysler Plymouth Dealer

36 1953 Corvette Dealer

37 1953 Ford Dealer

38 1953 GM Motorama Show

39 1953 Mercury Dealer

40 1953 Olds Dealer

41 1953 Pontiac Dealer

42 1954 Buick Dealer

43 1954 Chevrolet Dealer

44 1954 Chrysler Plymouth Dealer

45 1954 Chrysler Dealer

46 1954 Corvette Dealer

47 1954 Desoto Dealer

48 1954 Ford Dealer

49 1954 Ford Dealer Jericho Turnpike, Mineola NY

50 1954 Mercury Dealer

51 1954 Packard Display

52 1954 Studebaker Dealer

53 1955 Buick Olds Dealer

54 1955 Buick Dealer

55 1955 Chevrolet Dealer

56 1955 Chevy Dealer

57 1955 Chrysler Plymouth

58 1955 Ford Dealer

59 1955 Ford Dealer

60 1955 GM 50 Millionth Car 1955 Chevy

61 1955 Mercury Dealer

62 1955 Olds Dealer

63 1955 Packard Dealer

64 1955 Plymouth Dealer

65 1955 Plymouth Dealer

66 1955 Pontiac Dealer

67 1956 Cadillac Dealer

68 1956 Chevy Dealer

69 1956 Chevy Dealer

70 1956 Chrysler Dealer

71 1956 Dodge Dealer

72 1956 Ford Dealer

73 1956 Ford Dealer

74 1956 Ford Dealer

75 1956 Mercury Dealer

76 1956 Mercury Dealer

77 1956 Olds Dealer

78 1956 Plymouth Dealer

79 1956 Plymouth Dodge Dealer

80 1957 Buick Dealer

81 1957 Buick Dealer

82 1957 Chevrolet Dealer

83 1957 Chevy Dealer, Jamaica, Queens NY. My hometown

84 1957 Chevy Dealer

85 1957 Chevy Dealer

86 1957 Chevrolet Dealer, Grafton, West VA

87 1957 Chevy Dealer

88 1957 Chevy Dealer

89 1957 Dodge Plymouth Dealer

90 1957 Ford Dealer

91 1957 Ford Car Carrier

92 1957 Ford Dealer

93 1957 Fords Transported

94 1957 Olds Dealer

95 1958 Chevrolet Dealer

96 1958 Chrysler Plymouth Dealer

97 1958 Chevy Buick Dealer

98 1958 Edsel Dealer

99 1958 Edsel Dealer

100 1958 Lincoln Mercury Dealer

101 1958 Ford Dealer, Patchogue NY

102 1958 Ford Dealer

103 1958 Olds Dealer

104 1958 Pontiac Dealer

105 1958 Pontiac Dealer

106 1959 Cadillac Dealer

107 1959 Chevy Dealer

108 1959 Chevy Dealer

109 1959 Ford Dealer

110 1959 Ford Dealer

111 1959 Imperial Dealer

112 1959 Olds Dealer

113 1959 Plymouth Dealer

114 1959 Pontiac Dealer

115 1959 Pontiac Dealer

116 1959 Rambler Dealer, Austin TX


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Fifties car dealerships


1950 Ford


1951 Ford


1952 Chevy


1952 Desoto


1953 Corvette


1954 Ford


1955 Chevy Intro at Motorama


1956 Chevy


1957 Plymouth


1958 Edsel


1959 Chevy


1959 Pontiac Car of the Year



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Comments

azmusclecar on Sep 30, 2020 said:

GREAT TRIBUTE ............I shared this with some old friends as we tried to recall all the names of the dealers in our town and as they changed hands over the years.

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Mario on Oct 1, 2020 said:

Glad to hear you enjoyed this tribute. I loved going to see the new cars at the dealers when they came out. It was a party atmosphere checking out all the new differences on all the models. The 1952 Ford Levittown car dealer pix is actually a dealer from my childhood town. They moved but are still in business! My Dad had a new 52 Ford which I loved. I was only 5 years old, I started early loving cars!

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azmusclecar on Oct 1, 2020 said:

Amen to that, I used to try to peek through the "soaped" front windows of the dealership to get a peek at the new models. I'd stand by the railroad track and try to catch a glimpse of the ones on the auto trains. Model cars and trains, slot cars and TV Westerns all played a part of some of the happiest times in my life. I miss them more and more as we move forward.

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Mario on Oct 1, 2020 said:

Wow I did all that as well. I used to build model cars paint them and display them. Next to the Ford dealer was Konners Chevrolet which also moved but still in business today. Each Sept new cars would be trucked in and stored in the back parking lot od both dealers. I would climb the fence to see the new models! By the time they came out in Oct I knew all the changes. I now have a nice collection of Danbury Mint, Franklin Mint 1/24 scale cars from the 40's 50's and 60's. My next tribute may be to show some of my cars. Great memories!

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azmusclecar on Oct 1, 2020 said:

Well I for one would LOVE to see that tribute of 1/24 scale cars. I too made models, always going to WESTERN AUTO to buy the latest model and enter them during the towns celebratory days in the shop windows. Sounds like we were cut from the same cloth. Please fulfill that model tribute, it will make this kid happy.

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Mario on Oct 2, 2020 said:

Will do. I'll start working on that and you're right we seem to be cut from the same cloth!

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57timemachine on Oct 27, 2020 said:

Mario, thank you for posting all this amazing vintage stuff. It is very much appreciated. Cheers.

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Mario on Oct 28, 2020 said:

I appreciate your words and you are welcome. I also have a page on 60's car dealers and working on a 40's car dealers. Best regards, Mario

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57timemachine on Oct 21, 2021 said:

Remember when a new car coming out actually mattered. I mean it actually really mattered to know what the new GM, Ford, Mopar or independent looked like and had to offer. Today it is really hard to imagine this strange phenomenon of folks with bated breath waiting to see the new models. How I long for those times over the bore fest we have today. Does anyone out there have a time machine I could borrow. I promise I will return it, well maybe not. Cheers.

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Mario on Oct 22, 2021 said:

I miss those glory days of our youth also George. Seems times were simpler then and we as children were happy with one toy at a time.

But when the new cars were rolling out, we were there noses pressed on the dealer windows waiting for them to open!

I couldn't wait to check out the differences and always made a bee line to the new car brochures to add to my collection.

Thankfully websites like this one jar our memories and a flood of great times comes back to us. Cheers!

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Mario on Apr 5, 2022 said:

Added 1954 Ford Dealer, Mineola, Garden City NY not far from where I grew up.

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ghpcnm on Apr 5, 2022 said:

That '54 Buick Skylark is perhaps my all-time favorite American car. I absolutely love the styling. It's a work of art.

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Mario on Apr 5, 2022 said:

I agree Dave it's a classic! When I was a young child my Dad bought me a toy model of a 1954 Buick Skylark and I played with it for days and days!

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azmusclecar on Apr 9, 2022 said:

I like the ad for a free year supply of Kleenex when you bought that 1959 Pontiac........

How much Kleenex can one person, or one family use?

Now maybe if today's dealerships offered toilet paper during the Covid Crisis, THAT would make sense.

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Mario on Mar 17, 2024 said:

A huge undertaking colorizing the majority of these pictures but it was worth it! They look great.

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