Saturday, November 04, 2017

W J Coe Ltd of Ipswich - Triumph Car Dealer 49

W J Coe Ltd of Ipswich are the feature business of this article number 49 in my series about Triumph car dealers.
W J Coe Ltd, Ipswich 1960 advert
W J Coe Ltd, Ipswich 1960 advert
W J Coe Ltd held both the Standard and Triumph car franchises. I have them listed as dealers in 1959 to 1965.  Alan Cain tells me that: "This company existed at 15 Crown St., Ipswich from at least 1936 to 1965 selling Standard 1959 - 1964, Triumph 1960 - 65, Vauxhall 1936 and Opel 1937"
W J Coe Ltd - TR sports cars
W J Coe Ltd - TR sports cars
W J Coe Ltd ceased trading in the 1960's from the their Crown Street premises which were subsquently redeveloped.
W J Coe Ipswich for sale
W J Coe Ipswich for sale

W J Coe Ltd, Crown Street from High Street mid 60's
W J Coe Ltd, Crown Street from High Street mid 60's
The deco-style building next to the church (both now demolished) on the corner of Crown Street and High Street in Ipswich bearing faded lettering advertising W J Coe Ltd Sales Service. An office block for General Accident was built on the site.

Triumph dealers in Ipswich

April 1951
Howes & Sons Ltd, St. George's Street, IPSWICH.
Lock & Stagg Ltd, Friars Road, IPSWICH.
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, 37 Princes Street, IPSWICH

October 1955:
Botwoods Ltd, 37 Princes Street - Distributor
Bolton (Ipswich) Ltd, Valley Road Garage, Norwich Road
E D Cadge & Co, 23 Woodbridge Road East
Revetts Ltd, 18 St Margaret's Green

1959, August 1961:
Botwoods Ltd, 37 Princes Street - Distributor
W J Coe Ltd, 15 Crown Street
Bolton (Ipswich) Ltd, Valley Road Garage, Norwich Road
Revetts Ltd, 18 St Margaret's Green

Feb 1965:
Botwoods Ltd, 37 Princes Street - Distributor
W J Coe Ltd, 15 Crown Street
Revetts Ltd, 18 St Margaret's Green

September 1968:
Botwoods Ltd, 37 Princes Street - Distributor

March 1972, March 1974, May 1975:
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd, Greyfriars House, 37 Princes Street, IP1 1RX - Distributor
Mann Egerton & Co Ltd T/A Botwoods, Felixstowe Road, Nacton, IP10 0DE

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about W J Coe Ltd, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin

Further information and sources

Read about Botwoods of Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Wisbech

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.

Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.

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

Picture credits: W J Coe Ltd, Ipswich 1960 advert scanned from East Anglian Magazine, June 1960 issue by Spottedlaurel flickr; W J Coe Ltd - TR sports cars image from Roger Brown; W J Coe Ipswich for sale image from Ipswich Star; W J Coe Ltd, Crown Street from High Street mid 60's photograph courtesy John Bulow-Osborne on the http://www.ipswich-lettering.co.uk/ website;
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