Car Park Garage Ltd
|Car Park Garage Limited|
Commercial Motor 29 October 1948 reported.
"The Car Park Garage Ltd., Lee Street Car Park, Byron Street, Leicester. Telephone: Leicester 23635. Twentyfour-hour service for practically all needs. Stock of Albion spares, and general stores. Large enclosed park under, constant supervision."
|Car Park Garage Ltd sill plate|
|Triumph Spitfire owned by Roy Newitt.|
|Car Park Garage of Leicester advert from 1963|
The only record I have found to date about Melton Motors is a report in the Standard Triumph Review from August 1966.
"The forecourt staff at Melton Motors, Standard-Triumph dealers in Leicester, were not discouraged when the vehicle bringing guests to the official opening in June did not require oil,petrol or air. They did, however, supply water to the thirsty horses which had pulled the 1870 London horse bus from Leicester Station to the Melton Road site. Melton Motors is part of the Victor Britain Group, and the new garage and filling station was officially opened by the Earl of Lanesborough, Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire."
A notice of a meeting to report on process of the liquidator appointed to Melton Motor Holdings Limited was published in the London Gazette dated 30 December 1969. The company does not feature in any of the directories I have.
Dealers address infoFor more info about some other Leicester Triumph car dealers: Newton Baker Limited see my earlier post,
or Walter E Sturgess and Sons Limited.
For more info about Triumph dealers in Leicester see my post about H A Browett & Co Ltd were listed as the distributor for the area.
Plea for informationIf you have any more information or recollections about this garage, 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 sourcesLink to the other articles in this series.
Link to my facebook Triumph Car Dealer page.
Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.
You can download a copy of the Triumph Sales and Service Directory 1968-69 which started me off on the search for info about Triumph car dealers.
I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html
Picture credits: Car Park Garage Ltd sill plate + Triumph Spitfire images by Roy Newitt; Car Park Garage of Leicester advert from 1963 shared by Jonathon Callow on facebook.