The dealership sold about 70 Shelby automobiles.
Wilmington Ford was a large dealership. The "new" dealership opened September 1, 1966.
Judging from this picture it's 1967. From left to right are Cy Calvo, the general sales manager, Ben Ristuccia, the owner and John Ristuccia, the used car sales manager.
The service bays were also very spacious. There were 60 service stalls!
Fred Broulliette was the parts manager. He is dressed for success.
The dealership had a dedicated Econoline van for delivering parts and making the rounds.
A special thanks to Mr. Liska at the Shelby Club for this cool Wilmington invoice.
Ron's beautiful, dark, blue 1967 Shelby is currently finishing up a restoration. It is car # 861.
In 1968, Wilmington sold about two dozen 1968 Shelbys. # 432 was one of those cars.
# 475 is a red, GT500 from Wilmington Ford.
# 2103 still wears its original paint and is definetly a survivor.
It still has its original owner's manual with a Wilmington stamp inside the front cover.
Here's a great ad from the Lowell, Massachusett newspaper. Wilmington ads were always large.
Another Wilmington car that has survived very well is # 3392. Hopefully, it has escaped the Corvettes.
This car is still carrying original Wilmington paperwork.
# 3873 is a good looking green and saddle convertible.
The last 1968 to leave the dealership was # 4175.
The dealership at 275 Main Street, Route 38, Wilmington, Massachusetts is gone. The area is now occupied by a Starbucks Coffee shop.
Thanks to all that contributed to the story. As always, if you have anything related to Wilmington Ford or would like to make a contribution, please contact me.