Shelby Dealers



This page is a work in progress. I hope to collect more information on specific dealerships. If you have old pictures or promotional items, please send me an email.


Jim Aikey was right near Chicago and was very sucessful selling 68-70 Shelbys. Aikey Ford


JD Ball was Florida's best Shelby dealer. They were also one of the best in the country. JD Ball Ford


Courtesy Ford was in Colorado and had a direct connection to Shelby. For reasons unknown, they ended up with a lot of unique cars. Courtesy Ford


Dockery Ford was located in Morristown, NJ and has a rich racing history. Dockery Ford


Dominion Ford was a small dealer that packed a big punch. Dominion Ford


Eastpoint had a short run, but they knew how to sell GT500 KR convertibles. East Point Ford


El Paso Ford in Texas was the a dealership known for it's promotional give-aways. El Paso Ford


Western Canada's premier dealership was Fogg Motors. Fogg Motors


Gotham Ford was in New York City and home to the greatest Shelby salesman ever, Bill Kolb. Gotham Ford


Al Grillo was king of the east coast car dealers and then, he mysteriously disappeared. Al Grillo Ford


Hayward Ford was in California and was one of the largest dealers on the west coast. Hayward Ford


Hemphill-McCombs is still a giant in Texas. The owner is larger than life. Hemphill-McCombs Ford


Horn-Williams Ford was in Dallas, Texas. Horn-Williams Ford


King Motors was in Anniston, Alabama. They were involved in racing and sold many awesome street cars! Sunny King Ford


Koons Ford was one of the east coast heavy weights. Check out what they had to offer here. Koons Ford


When Dick Walter's Ford was sold it became Larry Lange Ford in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Larry Lange Ford


Larsen Ford is where the greatest Shelby of all time got his start. It was in New York. Larsen Ford


Jack Loftus was known as the "House of Ford". It was in Hinsdale, IL (Chicago). Jack Loftus Ford


Marshall Ford was near Cleveland, Ohio. It was one of the top ten, vintage Shelby dealers. Marshall Ford


When Bob bought his car, he did a little research on McCollum Motors and decided to share. McCollum Ford


McFayden Ford was in Omaha, Nebraska. An awesome dealer that sold Cobras and Shelbys. McFayden Ford


Minar Ford was Minnesota's Shelby Dealer starting in 1967. Bob found the original owner. Minar Ford


Morristown Auto Sales was previously called Dockery Ford. Morristown Auto Sales


Northwestern Ford was located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They sold hundreds of Shelbys. You will enjoy the vintage ads and photos on this page. Northwestern Ford


Paradise Ford was going great guns, until it was sold in 1967. The Coralsnake finds out what happened next... Paradise Ford


"Schlesinger and Corsiglia" are rarely mentioned, but they were the largest Shelby dealer on the west coast. S & C Ford


Schmidt Ford was in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the home of the Coralsnake. Schmidt Ford


To the best of my knowledge, Selig-Knippel Ford only sold one Shelby, but they did have a famous owner. Selig Ford


I would call Carroll Shelby a famous owner as well. His own dealership didn't break any sales records. Shelby Ford


The dealership that ruled the eastern part of Canada was without a doubt -Sud Automobiles. Sud Ford


Marv Tonkin was well known in the Pacific northwest for his advertisements and special paint cars. Marv Tonkin Ford


Bill Watkin's Ford had some of the best ads I have seen. That is to say, they had some really interesting cars in them. Watkins Ford





Here are few more odds and ends. As I collect more, I will add pages. Hopefully, these items will make it to a full dealer page soon.
Maybe you have some history on these dealerships to share? If you need any of these items, please send me an email, they may be available!







Vern sent along this great dealership ashtray. It's still paying dividends 50 years later.



Years ago, no one would dare to put a dealer script back on their freshly restored car. This one is from Carey-Paul Ford in Georgia. This website pays homage to all the vintage dealerships!



Wallwork Ford used this decal in 1968. How do I know? This is the back of 1968 Country Squire Wagon.



Tasca was a big east coast dealer. They came up with the idea for something called the "KR-8" also known as the Cobra Jet. I think this decal was actually more popular than the metal nameplate.



Johnnie Harper was in Florida.



Sexton was in Moline, Illinois near the Iowa border. I found a postcard which is also shown on this page.





OZ Hall was in Birmingham, Alabama. They sold quite a few cars.



Amanda suspected the two holes in her deck lid were for a dealer emblem. When she found the Richards Ford script, it was a perfect match!



Hysen Johnson was in San Luis Obispo, California. They only sold seven 1968s.



Courtesy Ford was a popular name. This one was in Texas. The car probably came from a franchise dealership.



Givan's was in Utah. Most likely their sales came through Bennet's Ford in Salt Lake City.



The factory direct advertisements filled magazines and newspapers from the 1960s. This cobra ad probably didnt produce too many customers.



Rice-Holman was in New Jersey. Its not a great shot, but it's a shot. I have also have a small trophy from this dealer. If you know something or have an experience with this dealer, please email me.



Dub Richardson was a large dealership in Oklahoma. Phil found the script. Special kudos to anyone that mounts one of these on their car.




Jordan Ford didn't sell many cars. They were located in San Antonio and use both the clip art and the character "Little Profit".






Spruill Ford ran this ad in the Kansas newspapers. I am still not sure if the upside down GT40 was intentional?







Ashley Ford had no problem predicting the future in this December 1969 advertisement.







Lumbertown Ford was in North Carolina. The first clue was your salesman's name was Billy Ray :-)



Ramp Motors was in Port Jefferson, New York.



This dealer name plate came from Topeka, Kansas.



An ashtray from Crown Ford in Nashville, Tennesee.






Johnny Bolton sold a lot of Shelbys in Florida. This script is a hard one to locate.



Shelby # 1585 was originally sent to Ed Martin Ford in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was common for the Shelby franchise dealers to pass cars on to other dealerships. This beautiful GT500 is showing off down under in Australia.



Colonial Ford was in National City, California. They sold less than a dozen 1968s. It did include one yellow fastback.



Buisness cards are cool. Shelby American employee, Dave Claassen, was a parts specialist for the parent company. Oh, what a neat job to have. Pass the superchargers please.



Chet Monez Ford was in Fairfield, California and sold less than a dozen cars. Most of them were fastbacks. This frame has taken a little bit of a beating :-)



Sexton Ford is still in Moline, Illinois. You can stop by and get a new Mustang. I would guess this postcard is from 1970. Sexton Ford sold less than twenty 1968 Shelbys in the "Quad Cities" area. According to the Registry, they did have the distinction of selling a maroon GT350 fastback. Only three 1968 Shelbys were painted maroon.



Rankin Ford was in London, Ontario, Canada. Most of the twenty cars they sold were GT500 KRs. But, only one was a yellow car.



Larry has a knack for finding the license plate brackets. Russ Davis was a big dealer in California and if I recall correctly sponsored some of the drag cars.



Theodore Robbins was another Shelby dealer in California. Larry found this one.



This original BJ Werner stationary popped up on eBay so I had to add it to the collection. It features the Shelby logo.



Greg sent me this license plate bracket from Bob Rice Ford in Idaho.



Dominic sent me this Pletcher Ford script. Pletcher mounted these below the rear bumper. The car is # 901. Pletcher Ford was located in Pennsylvania.



Ken found this awesome picture of McCafferty Ford. They were in Trenton, New Jersey. Check out the funky flooring ! Now, that's 1960 goodness.



Reynolds Ford sold cars in Syracuse, New York. This one is below the rear bumper.



Phil Phil Long Ford in Denver, Colorado sold several of the "special paint" 1968 Shelbys. I have located what appears to be the vintage 60's script.



McAnary Ford was in Gary, Indiana. Tim found this original plate for his car and it was never even used.



Courtesy Ford sold many Shelbys. It was in Colorado. Jerry sent this picture. I have recently found an original script as well.



Here's an original decal on the back of Dave's car.



Rice and Holman was in New Jersey.




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