Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pullan & Son of Gainsborough - Triumph Car Dealers 28

Pullan & Son of Gainsborough are the subject of this the 28th article in my series about Triumph car dealers.

 Pullan & Son - Standard Vanguard advert from 1953

Pullan & Son - Standard Vanguard advert from 1953

Pullan & Son - advert from 1959
Pullan & Son - advert from 1959
Pullan & Son garage on Bridge Street Gainsborough
Pullan & Son garage on Bridge Street Gainsborough
google street view of site

Standard Triumph dealers in Gainsborough

In April 1951 the Standard Triumph franchise for Gainsborough was held by a firm called Shipley & Co Ltd based in premises on the Market Place.

By October 1955 Pullan & Son Bridge Street are listed in the Standard Triumph dealer directory. They are also listed in 1959, 1961, 1965. However by September 1968 they are not listed.

I understand that the Pullan & Son Bridge Street building was demolished in 1968 or 1969.

There are no Triumph dealers listed 1972 or 1974.  Baine Bros Ltd, North Street, Gainsborough DN21 2HY are listed as a Rover and Triumph dealer in May 1975. By March 1988 Rocar (Gainsborough) Ltd, 30 North Street, DN21 2HY are listed as a Austin Rover dealer but as the Triumph marque was discontinued in 1984  would have only offered service to Standard Triumph vehicles.   

Baine Bros Ltd garage - Gainsborough
Baine Bros Ltd garage - Gainsborough

Plea for more information

If you have any more information or recollections about Pullan & Son of Gainsborough, 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 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: 1953 advert and 1959 advert Allen on flickr;  Bridge Street photo DavyBoy65 on flickr; Baine Bros Ltd garage - Gainsborough found on facebook.
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