Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Avenue Car Sales of London - Triumph car dealers 75A

This article is about Avenue Car Sales of London and is number 75A in my continuing series about Standard Triumph car dealers.

Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 14 November 1964
Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 14 November 1964
Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 19 October 1968
Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 19 October 1968
Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 19 September 1970
Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 19 September 1970

Avenue Car Sales had showrooms at 14 Regency Parade, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 and Service & Spares department at 8 Lambolle Place, Eton Avenue. By 1970 they were also selling Volvo cars.

I have them listed from August 1961 until March 1970 as Avenue Car Repairs Ltd, Eton Garage, Eton Avenue NW3 In March 1972 they appear as Avenue Car Sales Ltd and are not listed in March 1974.

Avenue Car Sales Ltd started in business 25 August 1959. 15 May 1989 saw the company change its articles of association to become a property management company rather than a car dealer.

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Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 14 November 1964,  Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 19 October 1968 and Avenue Car Sales advert from Motor 19 September 1970  scanned from my magazine collection;

Saturday, December 08, 2018

J A Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd then CO-OP Garage CRS Ltd of Manchester - Triumph car dealers 74B

This short post is about a Standard Triumph car dealer in the Manchester area that was based on Moston Lane.
CO OP Garage CRS Ltd 1968
CO OP Garage CRS Ltd 1968

These 3 photos show how the business looked in the past.

J Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd1959
 J A Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd 1959

Google street view what the site looked like in 2017 after the business on the site ceased trading.  Towards the end of its time a hand car wash operated from the site..

J A Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd are first listed in October 1955.  In September 1968 the business is listed both as J A Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd and Co-Op Garage C.R.S. Ltd.  After that the CO OP is listed in March 1970, 1972 and 1974.  By May 1975 they are no longer listed.

Stars go shopping

Dora Bryan and Al Read, stars of the 1959 Christmas Show at Manchester Opera House, spent some time going the rounds of the Manchester shopping centres. Among their visits was one to J. A. Ferrington (Moston) Ltd., Blackley, Standard-Triumph Dealers, where they were shown the range of Standard-Triumph cars by Mr. J. H. Ferrington and his sister Mrs. Hilda Cook.

Our photograph shows them with a Standard Vanguard and a Triumph Herald with number plates appropriate to their names, AR1 and DB1.

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Further information and sources

Link to a list of Manchester area Standard Triumph dealers

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits:  J Ferrington (Mostin) Ltd1959 and CO OP Garage CRS Ltd 1968 Manchester archives; Stars go shopping photo appeared in the Standard Triumph Review in February 1960.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Triumph car dealers in Manchester - Triumph car dealers 74

This post is a list of Standard Triumph car dealers in the Manchester area compiled from my collection of dealer directories.

5 April 1938:
Anderson's Garage Lrd, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield
Colmore Depot, 654 Chester Road, Old Trafford

April 1951:
Brindle & Kirby Ltd, 47O-472 Bury New Road, Prestwich,
Joseph Cockshoot & Co Ltd, Great Ducie Street, MANCHESTER 3
Fred Dawes Ltd, 9D-92 London Road, MANCHESTER I.
Electric House (Denton) Ltd, Ashton Road, Denton,
Green & Zonis Ltd, 246-252 Deansgate, MANCHESTER 3
Henlys Ltd, 234 Cheetham Hill Road, MANCHESTER 8.
Kennings, Ltd., 23~ Cheetham Hill Road, MANCHESTER 8.
Cyril Lawton Ltd, 65 & 67 Moston Lane, Blackley,
Frank Lewis Ltd, Market Street, Stretford, MANCHESTER.
Lookers Ltd, Chester Road, Stretford, MANCHESTER.
Rootes Ltd, Olympia, Chester Road, MANCHESTER

October 1955:
J H Brown (Manchester) Ltd, 257 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, 13, - Phone Ardwick 1635/6.
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, 14. - Phone Blackfriars 5635.
J A Ferrington (Moston) Ltd, Moston Lane, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543/4.
A Freeman Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Rusholme 2874.
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, 20. - Phone Didsbury 2267.
Hills Piccadilly Ltd, Port Street, 1. - Phone Central 4311.
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, 8. - Phone Bro 4343.
Kingsway Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Kingsway, 19. - Phone HEAton Moor 4295.
Mayfield Motors (Manchester) Ltd, 20 Peter Street, 2. - phone Blackfriars 8583
Northenden Garage Ltd, 1a Palatine Road, Northenden, - Phone Wythenshawe 3201.
Paramount Garages Ltd, 1/11 Cheetham Hill Road, 4. - Phone Blackfriars 2564.
Sackville Garages Ltd, County Garage and Service Station, Sackville Street, Whalley Range, 16 - phone 8011/2
Simpsons Motors (Manchester) Ltd, 99 Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range, 16 - phone Moss Side 2415/4700
Speedy Service Motor Depot (Manchester) Ltd, 1212 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Heaton Moor 1977 + Macclesfield 2820

1959:
J H Brown (Manchester) Ltd, 257 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, 13, - Phone Ardwick 1635/6.
County Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Sackvllle Street 1, - Phone Central 8011/2
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, 14. - Phone Blackfriars 5635.
J A Ferrington (Moston) Ltd, Moston Lane, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543/4.
A Freeman Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Rusholme 2874.
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, 20. - Phone Didsbury 2267.
Hills Piccadilly Ltd, Port Street, 1. - Phone Central 4311.
Hollingdrake Automobile Co. Ltd, Old Colony House, South King Street, 2. - Phone Blackfriars 4036.
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, 8. - Phone Bro 4343.
Kingsway Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Kingsway, 19. - Phone HEAton Moor 4295.
Mayfield Motors (Manchester) Ltd, 20 Peter Street, 2. - phone Blackfriars 8583
Northenden Garage Ltd, 1a Palatine Road, Northenden, - Phone Wythenshawe 3201.
Paramount Garages Ltd, 1/11 Cheetham Hill Road, 4. - Phone Blackfriars 2564.
Simpsons Motors (Manchester) Ltd, 99 Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range, 16 - phone Moss Side 2415/4700
Speedy Service Motor Depot (Manchester) Ltd, 1212 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Heaton Moor 1977 + Macclesfield 2820
Yates Garage Ltd, 120 Oxford Road,13. - Phone Ardwick 2346.

August 1961:
J H Brown (Manchester) Ltd, 257 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, 13, - Phone Ardwick 1635/6.
County Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Sackvllle Street 1, - Phone Central 8011/2
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, 14. - Phone Blackfriars 5635.
J A Ferrington (Moston) Ltd, Moston Lane, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543/4.
A Freeman Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Rusholme 2874.
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, 20. - Phone Didsbury 2267.
Hills Piccadilly Ltd, Port Street, 1. - Phone Central 4311.
Cliff Holden (Manchester) Ltd, 20 Peter Street, 2 - Phone - Blackfriars 8583
Hollingdrake Automobile Co. Ltd, Old Colony House, South King Street, 2. - Phone Blackfriars 4036.
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, 8. - Phone Bro 4343.
Kingsway Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Kingsway, 19. - Phone HEAton Moor 4295.
Northenden Garage Ltd, 1a Palatine Road, Northenden, - Phone Wythenshawe 3201.
Paramount Garages Ltd, 1/11 Cheetham Hill Road, 4. - Phone Blackfriars 2564.
Simpsons Motors (Manchester) Ltd, 99 Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range, 16 - phone Moss Side 2415/4700
Speedy Service Motor Depot (Manchester) Ltd, 1212 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Heaton Moor 1977 + Macclesfield 2820
Yates Garage Ltd, 120 Oxford Road,13. - Phone Ardwick 2346.

February 1965:
J H Brown (Manchester) Ltd, 257 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, 13, - Phone Ardwick 1635/6.
Chorlton Garages Ltd, 81-85 Barlow Moor Road, 21.  - Phone Chorlton 4903.
County Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Sackvllle Street 1, - Phone Central 8011/2
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, 14. - Phone Blackfriars 5635.
J A Ferrington (Moston) Ltd, Moston Lane, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543/4.
A Freeman Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Rusholme 2874.
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, 20. - Phone Didsbury 2267.
Hills Piccadilly Ltd, Port Street, 1. - Phone Central 1341.
Hollingdrake Automobile Co. Ltd, Old Colony House, South King Street, 2. - Phone Blackfriars 4036.
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, 8. - Phone Bro 4343.
Kingsway Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Kingsway, 19. - Phone HEAton Moor 4295.
Northenden Garage Ltd, 1a Palatine Road, Northenden, - Phone Wythenshawe 3201.
Paramount Garages Ltd, 1/11 Cheetham Hill Road, 4. - Phone Blackfriars 2564.
Senior Motors Ltd, 343 Stretford Road, 15. - Phone Moss Side 4442.
Speedy Service Motor Depot (Manchester) Ltd, 1212 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Heaton Moor 1977.
Williams Motor Co. (Sales) Ltd, 325 Deansgate, 3. - Phone Deansgate 8781.
Yates Garage Ltd, 120 Oxford Road,13. - Phone Ardwick 2346.

September 1968:
J H Brown (Manchester) Ltd, 257 Upper Brook Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, 13 - Phone Ardwick 1635/6.
Chorlton Garages Ltd, 417 Barlow Moor Road, 21.  - Phone Chorlton 4903.
Co-Op Garage C.R.S. Ltd, 150 Moston Lane, Moston, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543.
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, 14. - Phone Blackfriars 5635.
J A Ferrington (Moston) Ltd, Moston Lane, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543/4.
A Freeman Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Rusholme 2874.
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, 20. - Phone Didsbury 2267.
Hills Piccadilly Ltd, Tariff Street, 1. - Phone Central 1341.
Hollingdrake Automobile Co Ltd, Old Colony House, South King Street, 2. - Phone Blackfriars 4036.
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, 8. - Phone Bro 4343.
Kingsway Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Kingsway, 19. - Phone HEAton Moor 4295.
Lookers Northenden Garage, (Props. Lookers Ltd), la Palatine Road, Northenden - Phone Wythenshawe 3201.
Middleton Service Station, 96 Rochdale Road, Middleton. - Phone Middleton 4317.
Paramount Garages Ltd, 1/11 Cheetham Hill Road, 4. - Phone Blackfriars 2564.
David Rosenfield Ltd, 38/42 Peter Street, 2. - Phone Oeansgate 6871.
Speedy Service Motor Depot (Manchester) Ltd, 1212 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, 19 - Phone Heaton Moor 1977.
Williams Motor Co. (Sales) Ltd, 325 Deansgate, 3. - Phone Deansgate 8781.

March 1970:
Didsbury Garages Ltd, 81-85 Barlow Moor Road, 21 - phone Chorlton 4903.
Co-Op Garage C.R.S. Ltd, 150 Moston Lane, Moston, 9. - Phone Collyhurst 2543.
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, 14. - Phone Blackfriars 5635.
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, 20. - Phone Didsbury 2267.
Hills Piccadilly Ltd, Tariff Street, 1. - Phone Central 1341.
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, 8. - Phone Bro 4343.
Kingsway Garage (Manchester) Ltd, Kingsway, 19. - Phone HEAton Moor 4295.
Lookers Northenden Garage, (Props. Lookers Ltd), la Palatine Road, Northenden. - Phone Wythenshawe 3201.
C C McRae Ltd, Middleton Service Station, 96 Rochdale Road, Middleton - phone Middleton 4317
David Rosenfield Ltd, 38/42 Peter Street, 2. - Phone Oeansgate 6871.
Speedy Service Motor Depot (Manchester) Ltd, 1212 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, 19. - Phone Heaton Moor 1977.
Williams Motor Co. (Sales) Ltd, 325 Deansgate, 3. - Phone Deansgate 8781.

March 1972:
Distributor
Henlys Ltd, 1-5 Peter Street, M2 5QL - phone 061 834 7843
Dealers
R Bird & Co (Motor Engineers) Ltd, Premier Motors, Moseley - phone 061 698 2560
Co-Op Retail Services, 150 Moston Lane, Moston, M9 1FR - Phone 061 205 2543
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, M14 5TL - Phone 061 224 2205
Cadishead Cars Ltd, Green Lane, Cadishead - phone 061 775 3000/2711
Henlys Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, M20 8ZE - phone 061 445 2267
Henlys Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, M19 2JA - phone 061 224 2874
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, M8 8DY - Phone 061 792 4343
Lookers Northenden Garage, 267 Palatine Road, Northenden M22 4ET - Phone 061 998 3201
C C McRae Ltd, Central Garage, Failsworth M35 0BD - phone 061 681 1911
C C McRae Ltd, Middleton Service Station, 96 Rochdale Road, Middleton M24 2QA - phone 061 643 4317
David Rosenfield Ltd, 38/42 Peter Street, M2 5QT - Phone 061 832 6871

March 1974:
Distributor
Henlys Ltd, 1-5 Peter Street, M2 5QL - phone 061 834 7843
Dealers
Co-Op Retail Services, 150 Moston Lane, Moston, M9 1FR - Phone 061 205 2543
Drabble & Allen Ltd, Daimler House, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, M14 5TL - Phone 061 224 2205
Henlys (Manchester) Ltd, Princess Service Station, Princess Road, West Didsbury, M20 8ZE - phone 061 445 2267/5672
Henlys (Manchester) Ltd, Grosvenor Garage, Burnage Lane, Levenshulme, M19 2JA - phone 061 224 2874/3619
F Horner & Son Ltd, 208 Bury New Road, M8 8DY - Phone 061 792 4343-5
Lookers Northenden Garage, 267 Palatine Road, Northenden M22 4ET - Phone 061 998 3201/2

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Further information and sources

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Paramount Garages Ltd - Triumph car dealers 74A

Paramount Garages Ltd of Manchester feature in this short post about Standard Triumph car dealers in the Manchester area. Paramount Garages Ltd were a part of the Hollingdrake group.

Paramount Garages Ltd, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester 4. I have listed as being Standard Triumph dealers from as early as October 1955 until September 1968.
ParamountGarageAdvert_CoronationRagMagManchesterUniversity1953
Paramount Garage advert from Coronation Rag Mag Manchester University 1953

Heralds on parade

It was reported in the Standard Triumph Review April 1965.
No, it isn't all done by mirrors! The nine cars neatly lined up are the latest Heralds to join the fleet of Andersons (Tobacconists) Ltd., of Reddish, Stockport. They were pictured outside the premises of the suppliers, Paramount Garages, a member of the Hollingdrake Group, as they were handed over to their new owners.

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Further information and sources

Link to a list of Manchester area Standard Triumph dealers

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr group .

I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html

Picture credits: Paramount Garage advert from Coronation Rag Mag Manchester University 1953