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Dealership Memorabilia & Dealership Info
« on: May 10, 2014, 09:52:15 PM »
I thought it was a good time to start a thread that hopefully over time we can add a huge amount of dealership information and memorabilia to for assisting others with what might be both available or to know what to even search for. Items like what a dealership used for advertising which includes all the things they placed on a car prior to sale. Dealer information on when a dealership went out of business or changed ownership and possibly names. With so many Chevrolet owners attempting to find out when their car was manufactured and the dealership that ordered now is a good a time as any to start. Austin (bullet65) started the ball rolling with his thread http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=12174.0
Hopefully this thread can compliment and assist others now and in the future.
Some Ammon R Smith items that can be found-
These can be found as they were used for years! Just a simple key chain with a different front and back face.



Tube of three plastic golf balls!


Golf tees


Lubrication Stickers


Everyone probably knows Ammon R Smith was famous for Dave Strickler and Bill Jenkins 409 Chevrolets.


Ammon R Smith on Carlisle Ave. very close (almost across the street) from the York Fairgrounds, the Oldest running fair in the country.


That 2nd floor always seemed loaded with cars and a many a time we would check out what was there. Quick story! Our 69 L78 Nova had arrived and I went in to see it and like other cars I was told it's upstairs so I'm walking up this long ramp they drove the cars up and I hear this nice sounding car rumbling and a couple varooms to a healthy roar and to my surprise it was our Nova. They would leave the keys in the car and someone just got in, started it up and was revving it up. I told the guy it was my car, pulled the keys, locked it up, and immediately took the keys to the salesman. I could not pick the car up yet as I was not 21 and had to wait until I was 21 to apply for a loan at our credit union, so the car sat there for a few weeks. Oh the memories!
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69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 09:58:22 PM »


Across the street they had a truck center and service area and added this-



A penny for your thoughts!
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 10:14:43 PM »
My Dad started selling Chevrolets and Oldsmobiles in 1958 at what most people called "Mid City Chevrolet" in Laurel, MD. It's still there but changed ownership I assume as the name is different and belongs to one of the conglomerates. Can someone let us know the current name? I left that area in 1962 so not sure what they might have sold muscle car wise but do remember a 62 white with red interior 327 Chevy with a 4 speed and telling my Dad when I grow up I'm going to have a car just like this and make a $100 a week. Foolish kid! LOL
This emblem was a gift from a CRG member which is proudly displayed with some of my personal memorabilia.


My Dad then went to work for the newly opened Sport Chevrolet and know they sold many muscle cars.
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2014, 10:23:30 PM »
More Ammon R Smith Photos!





Caravan heading west on Rt. 30 (Lincoln Highway) with the Rt. 83 ramps in the picture. Howard Johnson in the background!
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2014, 10:34:44 PM »
I love the 55 convertible picture with everyone standing around gawking. Ah, the good ol' days when the new car lineup was kept under wraps and it was a HUGE deal to attend the unveiling! Search lights, candy, popcorn, sodas, balloons, dealer trinkets, etc... I have a lot of great memories of going with my mom and dad to see the new cars throughout the 60's. One of the small thrills you have as a kid. Too bad kids today don't get that same thrill.

Thanks for sharing Chick. Great pictures.

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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2014, 11:07:19 PM »
In the 55 picture all the guys have a smile on their faces and the gals don't. :)
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2014, 11:50:44 PM »
Thanks for starting this Chick! Great idea!
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 02:27:55 AM »
Chick..  super photos and memorabilia.... :)    I learned a few things reading thru all this.. :)
1)  the York PA area has been a 'Chevrolet hi performance area' for a long while.. in the '60's and still is...
2)  You are a 'second generation' Chick,
3)  You and I are almost the same age..  (2 June here).. :)  .. and we probably have a lot of very similar memories of those times.. :)

PS.  Back then $100/week was a very decent wage ..   solid middle class..  :)

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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 01:13:17 AM »
Well I was hoping this would or could be a thread to post dealer info which might help when someone in the future does a search. Hopefully others can post info.
OK, our 68Z came from Roger Dean Chevrolet in Charleston, WV.
In 1971 the Roger Dean Charleston dealership changed hands and was re-named Tag Galyean Chevrolet. Prior to Rodger Dean Chevrolet the dealership was a Lincoln dealership named Charleston Motors. The dealership is long gone now and a municipal building is in its place.
LISTEN TO TWO ROGER DEAN COMMERCIALS FROM 1970
18 feet Of Chevrolet!  http://www.mywvhome.com/seventies/roger_dean1.mp3
Chevelle SS 396.  http://www.mywvhome.com/seventies/roger_dean2.mp3 
Both commercials from WKAZ Radio.  The Chevy spokesman is the famous Lloyd Bridges.
Rodger Dean owned many dealerships over the years and moved from WV to FL where he owned Roger Dean Chevrolet (still family owned I believe). Mr. Dean passed away in 1979.

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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014, 12:41:34 PM »
Love this stuff.
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2014, 02:42:38 PM »
My car came from Jack Lempke in Youngstown ohio. It has closed or changed hands and only thing I found on Google was a break in about 68. Any members in that area? I wonder if Lempke is spelled right
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2014, 04:34:44 PM »
I've had the same problem. I know the original dealerships on two of my cars. Gustatson Chevrolet, 7th and D streets, Eureka Ca (No longer in business) and Wilkins Chevrolet, 6970 N Military Hwy, Norfolk Va. (same family owned but now Bay Chevrolet)
I have googled and searched and found very little. A few old newspaper ads and a story about one of the owners that was a former race car driver but other than that no luck. Was hoping to find some old dealer pictures like Chick has but so far nothing. Also continuing to look for memorabilia.
Len H. KS
69 Z/28 07A X77D80 HO/Blk Vinyl Top, born w/drive train, full 3 owner hist
67 SS396 138 Conv/Red/Blk int.
66 SS396 138 4sp CA car/Smog/Blk/Red int. POP, born w/drive train, orig CA blk plates http://www.chevelles.com/forums/35-restoration-corner/528818-66-ss-finally-back-track-30.html

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2014, 11:31:11 PM »
Here is Capital Chevrolet

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69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
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68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2014, 12:53:43 AM »
I've had the same problem. I know the original dealerships on two of my cars. Gustatson Chevrolet, 7th and D streets, Eureka Ca (No longer in business) and Wilkins Chevrolet, 6970 N Military Hwy, Norfolk Va. (same family owned but now Bay Chevrolet)
I have googled and searched and found very little. A few old newspaper ads and a story about one of the owners that was a former race car driver but other than that no luck. Was hoping to find some old dealer pictures like Chick has but so far nothing. Also continuing to look for memorabilia.
Wilkins Chevrolet: The history of the Norfolk Motor Company begins with its founding back in 1938, started up by Walter Wilkins of the Wilkins family and located at 1500 Monticello Avenue. Wilkins Chevrolet opened for business on Military Hwy. in 1955, followed by the establishment of Bay Chevrolet by Walter Wilkins II, the current owner and President, on February 11, 1981.
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2014, 01:43:00 AM »
And then there is my favorite Chevy dealer sign in LA, which dates all the way back to the fifties.
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2014, 02:03:24 AM »
Oh yes, Phillip! That was a cool looking dealership!

Another one that bit the dust, dang it!
Don Steves Chevrolet 

Thursday, 16 July 2009 

Rumors continue to swirl throughout the community about the future of  Don Steves Chevrolet. The Journal interviewed Linda Steves, who along with her husband Tom is doing everything she can to maintain the dealership as a new car dealer. She made the following statement, “We’re selling cars. We still have customers for them. We are a Chevy franchise until October 1, 2010. A lot can happen between now and October 2010. Don Steves will be here past that.”

General Motors is going through a huge transition. The Steves made an appeal of the decision to end their dealership which they received 10 days after the first round of closure letters arrived at dealerships. The corporation, which is currently in bankruptcy, seems to believe only those dealerships located close to a freeway should be left open, ignoring the fact that Don Steves has always ranked in the top five dealerships in its zone which includes L.A. and Orange County.

Steves pointed out the closing of the dealership affects not only La Habra’s revenues but also Whittier’s. Sales tax receipts are credited to the city in which the owner resides. Whittier residents have constituted 60% of the dealership’s new car sales.

As things stand now the dealership will remain an official Chevy dealership until October 2010 able to purchase and sell new Chevys, like the latest Camaro sold last week.

The dealership will continue its General Motors service department, do warranty work and service all GM brands.

The Steves have appealed the closure decision and enlisted the help of Congressional representatives, industry friends, and anyone else they think will help. “We are here to stay,” Linda concluded.
 
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2014, 02:20:59 AM »
Cool stuff Chick. I love it.
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2014, 02:42:57 AM »
Baldwin, Nickey, & Yenko Dealerhips
Come on, keep the info coming!
Went to Baldwin in 1969 with a friend who was thinking of purchasing a new Baldwin 427 Camaro! The dealership was small and at the time we were both disappointed. He did not buy as he had a little sticker shock and they only had a 427 Nova in the show room to look at. Think it was $6 thousand something. Lot of money back then!
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69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2014, 01:09:00 AM »
Chick, I really like the old photos and adds you posted. I have a Jack Douglass key chain I saved from early 70's. Thanks 

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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2014, 02:49:04 AM »
Chick, I finally found some info and old photos of the Eureka, California dealership (Gustafson Chevrolet) where my 66 SS Chevelle was purchased new in June of 1966. They aren't as cool as yours but its all I can find. :)
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67 SS396 138 Conv/Red/Blk int.
66 SS396 138 4sp CA car/Smog/Blk/Red int. POP, born w/drive train, orig CA blk plates http://www.chevelles.com/forums/35-restoration-corner/528818-66-ss-finally-back-track-30.html

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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2014, 02:52:06 AM »
More Gustafson photos. Now Northwood Auto Plaza, Eureka Ca.
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67 SS396 138 Conv/Red/Blk int.
66 SS396 138 4sp CA car/Smog/Blk/Red int. POP, born w/drive train, orig CA blk plates http://www.chevelles.com/forums/35-restoration-corner/528818-66-ss-finally-back-track-30.html

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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2014, 02:53:06 AM »
And finally
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67 SS396 138 Conv/Red/Blk int.
66 SS396 138 4sp CA car/Smog/Blk/Red int. POP, born w/drive train, orig CA blk plates http://www.chevelles.com/forums/35-restoration-corner/528818-66-ss-finally-back-track-30.html

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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2014, 06:14:40 AM »
cool photos, I have seen the frame before
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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2014, 03:22:17 PM »
Ted Green Chevrolet in Torrance Ca. it is now Martin Chevrolet, My local Chevrolet dealer Less than Five miles from my house. The cars official birth date is 5/6/68, the car is a 05C. and my reistration has always been due on 5/16.
  in 1968 05C was from 8-12 to 8-16. Either ordered or sold as soon as it was unloaded. The car has spent it whole life within 25 miles from wher it was produced ( the LA plant is 20 miles up the 405 freeway from Torrance)
 So now I need two Ted Green plate frames. I han never heard that name till yesterday, Nothing on Google except for three newspaper sales ads.
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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2014, 07:08:22 PM »
Chick the sign on the car hauler what does it say? I think it says "Another load for Ammon & Smith  Special promotional Sale"
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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2014, 07:15:51 PM »
Here it is
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« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2014, 07:50:42 PM »
I've had the same problem. I know the original dealerships on two of my cars. Gustatson Chevrolet, 7th and D streets, Eureka Ca (No longer in business) and Wilkins Chevrolet, 6970 N Military Hwy, Norfolk Va. (same family owned but now Bay Chevrolet)
I have googled and searched and found very little. A few old newspaper ads and a story about one of the owners that was a former race car driver but other than that no luck. Was hoping to find some old dealer pictures like Chick has but so far nothing. Also continuing to look for memorabilia.
Wilkins Chevrolet: The history of the Norfolk Motor Company begins with its founding back in 1938, started up by Walter Wilkins of the Wilkins family and located at 1500 Monticello Avenue. Wilkins Chevrolet opened for business on Military Hwy. in 1955, followed by the establishment of Bay Chevrolet by Walter Wilkins II, the current owner and President, on February 11, 1981.


My '67 convertible was delivered to Wilkins around May '67.  I too have not found any more information about the dealership beyond what has already been mentioned in this thread.  It seems that Bays Chevrolet has since been turned into Bays used car/service/collision shop.

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« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2014, 01:57:31 AM »
Chick the sign on the car hauler what does it say? I think it says "Another load for Ammon & Smith  Special promotional Sale"

By George Vince, I believe your correct! Never really looked at the tractor trailer sign that close.
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
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« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2014, 02:59:42 AM »
After looking closer I should have written " Ammon R. Smith "  :-[
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« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2014, 12:51:59 AM »
Guys, did Yenko ever convert a black exterior 69 camaro with Yenko graphics? See reply #17
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« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2014, 01:42:23 AM »
 Charlie Mason paid Baldwin Auto Co. 5500.00 bucks for the 1 and only converted 67 L78 chevelle to a aluminum head 427 by Motion performance pictured in front on the dealership. He got 1 chevelle for the price of 2..  Thomas Mote gave 4280.45 to Baldwin Auto Co. for his  Motion prepped 1968 427 Camaro on 4/24/68 and drove it back home to MD.

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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2014, 04:36:47 AM »
Guys, did Yenko ever convert a black exterior 69 camaro with Yenko graphics? See reply #17
Vince,,, No, Don Yenko never built a Black 69 Yenko.  But, there was  dealer in Chicago, Douglas that had bought and sold several Yenkos.  Douglas struck a deal with Don Yenko to just purchase the Decals and emblem put them on COPOs that he ordered. Story goes that Douglas built 2 each of Black with White, Red with White and White with Black Stripes.  One of which was White with Black stripes with Black Vinyl roof.
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« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2014, 11:08:26 PM »
Charlie Mason paid Baldwin Auto Co. 5500.00 bucks for the 1 and only converted 67 L78 chevelle to a aluminum head 427 by Motion performance pictured in front on the dealership. He got 1 chevelle for the price of 2..  Thomas Mote gave 4280.45 to Baldwin Auto Co. for his  Motion prepped 1968 427 Camaro on 4/24/68 and drove it back home to MD.

Great info and can believe the $5500 for the 67 but only $4280.45 for a 68 427 seems extremely low as a L78 car from GM probably listed close to that. Any idea where both of these cars are today, especially that 67 Chevelle?
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69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
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« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2014, 11:25:27 PM »
Found out from the NCRS report our 69Z came out of Rosenthal Chevrolet in Arlington, VA. Did not find much in the way of old pictures but did uncover this info. If anyone has more please add.



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« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2014, 11:47:18 PM »
Above pic really does it for me ! Should have come out of the factory like that !
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« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2014, 11:56:01 PM »
I didn't realize that Chevrolet utilized that tear drop hood as well.
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« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2014, 06:09:43 PM »
I didn't realize that Chevrolet utilized that tear drop hood as well.

They didn't.
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« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2014, 06:34:18 PM »
Maybe I should rephrase that: I didn't realize there were aftermarket tear drop hoods for Chevrolets back then.
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« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2014, 12:51:13 AM »
Maybe I should rephrase that: I didn't realize there were aftermarket tear drop hoods for Chevrolets back then.
The Tear drop Hood (& scoops) was one the most popular in the mid-60's.
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« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2014, 02:34:11 AM »
the ones I recall seeing weren't sold as 'complete hoods', but most speed shops sold the 'teardrop', for applying to the hood of your choice..  :)
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« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2014, 05:05:59 AM »
I think by 65/66 complete Hoods could be had.  I hate to say the dirty word but (Ford) Thunderbolt had a factory Teardrop hood.  come to think of it I think the 63 Full-size 427's also had 'em.
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« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2014, 11:57:17 AM »
saw a few on stangs back in the day, don't know the source. Yes you could buy a glass teardrop at the local speed shop and add it to any mark you desired.
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« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2014, 02:09:15 PM »





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« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2014, 02:51:54 PM »
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-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2014, 03:34:37 PM »
Rosenthal is still around the DC area, I know they sell Honda/Acura and other imports. not sure if they still have a Chevy dealership in the area.

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« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2014, 04:30:20 PM »
I got this in the mail today.  From the Capitol chevrolet in Austin TX.  It used to have studs on the back but were broken off & adhesive applied.  This is just another piece to the puzzle on the 68.  Very happy

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« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2014, 08:37:53 PM »
That is so cool!... I'm jealous.

I've been looking for stuff from Broncho Chevrolet Co. (Odessa, TX) but no luck so far.
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« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2014, 05:01:03 PM »
Cormier Chevrolet license frame


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« Reply #48 on: June 24, 2014, 08:16:05 AM »

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« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2014, 01:09:05 PM »
I got this in the mail today.  From the Capitol chevrolet in Austin TX.  It used to have studs on the back but were broken off & adhesive applied.  This is just another piece to the puzzle on the 68.  Very happy



Did the dealership you called send that to you Darrel?  OR did you find it elsewhere?    Regardless it looks neat, and will enhance your car.. :)
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« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2014, 03:18:47 PM »
-Vellu,
  That may not be the frame from the late 60's time period, I belive it is later 70's. Still nice to have, no one will even know. I think the ones from that period did not have a phone number but a location, lust like the PDF ad above. It looks like the phone number is different from the Ad.
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« Reply #51 on: June 24, 2014, 03:24:19 PM »
Did the dealership you called send that to you Darrel?  OR did you find it elsewhere?    Regardless it looks neat, and will enhance your car.. :)


No I havent heard a word from the dealership.  I called last week just to touch base with them and left a message and of course I still have heard nothing.  I got this from a guy over on yenko.net; he has a bunch of different ones and I just happen to see it in a post and pm'ed him about it and bought it from him.  Great guy and was happy to help out another car guy..

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Re: Dealership Memorabilia & Dealership Info
« Reply #52 on: June 24, 2014, 03:59:32 PM »
I got this in the mail today.  From the Capitol chevrolet in Austin TX.  It used to have studs on the back but were broken off & adhesive applied.  This is just another piece to the puzzle on the 68.  Very happy



Those studs were actually for chroming/dipping purposes.Most chroming companies removed them after the process some dealers requested they leave them on.When I worked at a Chevrolet dealership a memorandum came down from GM to stop using pinned emblems the the trunklids were rusting from the drill holes and had to be repaired under warranty.Thats when the all emblems were to be doubleside taped.

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« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2014, 04:28:39 PM »
Those studs were actually for chroming/dipping purposes.Most chroming companies removed them after the process some dealers requested they leave them on.When I worked at a Chevrolet dealership a memorandum came down from GM to stop using pinned emblems the the trunklids were rusting from the drill holes and had to be repaired under warranty.Thats when the all emblems were to be doubleside taped.

Good to know!  Thanks!
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Re: Dealership Memorabilia & Dealership Info
« Reply #54 on: June 24, 2014, 06:38:43 PM »
-Vellu,
  That may not be the frame from the late 60's time period, I belive it is later 70's. Still nice to have, no one will even know. I think the ones from that period did not have a phone number but a location, lust like the PDF ad above. It looks like the phone number is different from the Ad.
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You're right, not from the 60's. On the back side is production year and even month.