Saturday, January 20, 2018

Reads of Cheadle - Triumph Car Dealer 56

Reads of Cheadle are the subject of this short post in my series about Triumph car dealers.
Reads of Cheadle
Reads of Cheadle
The ridge from an older building shows above the 1960's fascia.
Reads of Cheadle Gatley Road forecourt
Reads of Cheadle Gatley Road forecourt
R Read & Sons (Cheadle) Ltd began soon after 1918 and offered petrol, parts and service to motorists for much of rest of the 20th century, from its garage on the High Street.  I understand they also had premises on Gatley Road, Cheadle.  Both buildings were gone by some date before 2012.
Triumph Acclaim brochure with Reads of Cheadle business card
Triumph Acclaim brochure with Reads of Cheadle business card

Triumph dealers in the Cheadle area

Looking through my Triumph dealer directories at listings for Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme and Gatley

October 1955, 1959, August 1961:
Grange Garage (Cheadle Hulme) Ltd, Cheadle Road

September 1968, March 1970, March 1972, March 1974
Gatley Autos Ltd, Stonepail Road, Gatley, Cheadle SK8 4HA

Leyland Comet ECO52/3R tractor unit operated by Gatley Autos Ltd., Cheadle
Leyland Comet ECO52/3R tractor unit operated by Gatley Autos Ltd., Cheadle
May 1975
R Read & Sons (Cheadle) Ltd, High Street, Cheadle SK8 1BL listed for both Rover and Triumph but not Land Rover.

Plea for information

If you have any more information or recollections about Grange Garage (Cheadle Hulme) Ltd, Gatley Autos Ltd or Reads of Cheadle, 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

Link to the other articles in this series.

Link to facebook 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: Reads of Cheadle and Reads of Cheadle forecourt images from Cheadle Civic Society; Comet ECO52/3R tractor unit operated by Gatley Autos Ltd., Cheadle photo from British Commercial Vehicle Museum archive
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