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...
"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.
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!
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.
A vintage Scripto lighter from Larsen Ford in New York.
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.
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.
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.