Category: Dealership

Cleveland museum recalls car shopping 100 years ago – Larry Edsall


(Editor’s note: The Western Reserve Historical Society, which includes the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, recently published the following article in its newsletter and we’ve been granted permission to share it with our readers.)

What better way to usher in the coming year than with the purchase of a brand new car? Hypothetically, let’s say you are shopping for a new Ford, for example. Now, to have some fun, let’s say you were shopping for a new Ford exactly 100 years ago. What would be on offer, and what would the experience for today’s consumer be like? Let’s listen in on the conversation between ‘C,’ the customer, and ‘D,’ the dealer.

‘D’: ‘Good morning little lady, what can we do for you?’

‘C’: (With a slight frown), ‘I’m interested in buying a new car, and I see you’ve got plenty on hand.’

‘D’: ‘Sure do Miss, fresh off the assembly line in Detroit. We’ve got whatever you need; a Sedan, a Coupe, a Roadster Pickup, a Runabout, and a top-of-the-line Touring, all courtesy of Mr. Henry Ford.’

‘C’: ‘Are these the famous Model T’s I’ve heard so much about?’

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Dealership in HBO series sues after fire destroyed building, vintage cars – Bob Golfen


A car dealership featured in the HBO series “I Know This Much is True” has sued the production company for negligence after a massive fire destroyed the business and its contents, including dozens of vintage cars used in the making of the show.

The Ellenville, New York, car dealership seeks around $8 million from Calling Grace Productions, which filmed the dramatic series starring Mark Ruffalo for HBO.

The dealer claims that a transformer used to charge camera batteries burst into flames after midnight on May 9, 2019, and that a security guard on duty had fallen asleep and was not alerted until explosions occurred when the fire was well-advanced.

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A Colorado Ford Dealership Totaled This Guys Supercharged Mustang GT – Shane McGlaun @FordAuthority


Stupid things happen at auto dealerships all the time. Sometimes it feels like they’re trying to take us for more money than repairs cost, other times they’re slapping thousands of dollars onto sticker prices for cars enthusiasts want to purchase. One guy purchased a new Mustang from Loveland Ford in Colorado and decided to have them install a supercharger. The owner the supercharged Mustang GT says after the supercharger was installed, the mechanic’s apprentice and his friend took the car out “to see what it would do.”

The dealership offered to pay for the car and any aftermarket parts that had been added, which we assumed to mean the supercharger. Grage also reportedly purchased another Mustang from the same dealership. He says that there had been some reports that he got a free car out of the deal, but that is untrue. He paid for the Shelby and the dealership apparently only paid for the aftermarket parts and took care of the loan on the car they had totaled out. He does say that the dealership reimbursed him for the service contract and gap insurance he had paid for

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Truckloads of 1936 Fords Arrive at Holzbaugh’s Detroit Ford Dealership — The Old Motor


According to the source of today’s lead photo, it was taken in January of 1936 when truckloads of new 1936 Ford cars were being unloaded at George Holzbaugh’s Dealership. The operation was open 24-hours a day and located at West Grand Boulevard and West Fort St. in Detroit, MI, and included a billiards parlor. Holzbaugh…

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