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Written by Double Dragon
Sunday, 15 May 2011 20:52

CALIFORNIA/ OAKLAND Outskirts Dealers

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Writing and photography copyright D. S. Brown except Ford promo photos of Grabber Blue 2013 Boss 302 and Black 2013 Shelby GT500 which are copyright Ford.

Abel Chevrolet Pontiac Buick Co, Rio Vista, CA (707) 507-5055

Lee Adams Pontiac Inc, Alameda, CA (see Oakland, CA location)

Alameda Motors (Mercury), Alameda, CA

Albany Ford Subaru, Albany, CA/ 510-528-1244

Gil Ashcom Rambler, Berkeley, CA

B & B Motor Co (Jeep Studebaker), Hayward, CA

Bean & Cavanaugh Motors (Chrysler Plymouth), Alameda, CA (see Cavanaugh)

Begier Buick, San Leandro, CA/ Closed

Berkeley Motors (Lincoln Mercury), Berkeley, CA

Bridges Pontiac, Hayward, CA

Ray Brown Motors (Dodge), Hayward, CA (became Nelson Dodge)

Buchanan Oldsmobile Cadillac, Hayward, CA (became Buchanan-Smith)

Buchanan-Smith Cadillac, Hayward, CA (formerly Buchanan Olds Cad)

Cabral Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, Manteca, CA/ (888) 468-5527

Curt Campbell Ford, Albany, CA/ became Jim Woulfe Ford/ Closed

Carlson Motors (Jeep), San Leandro, CA

Casa de Chrysler Plymouth, Richmond, CA

Cavanaugh Motors (Chrysler Plymouth), Alameda, CA (see Bean & Cavanaugh)

Ed Chandler Ford, Hayward, CA (formerly Hayward Ford)

Ed Chovanes Ford Inc, San Leandro, CA/ Closed

CJ Motors (Imported English Fords), Berkeley, CA

Claar Chevrolet Co Inc. Richmond, CA
Concord Chevrolet, Concord, CA/ 866-240-9779
Cooper Motor Co, Chrysler Plymouth Imperial Hayward, CA (see Hayward Dodge)/ Closed

Cornelius Ford, Vallejo, CA/ (1940-2008 formerly Wilson-Cornelius)

Cortese Brothers Lincoln Continental Mercury, Richmond, CA

Cortese Oldsmobile, Richmond, CA

Coventry Motor Cars, Walnut Creek, CA (Cobra)

Crown Chevrolet Cadillac Isuzu, Dublin, CA/ Closed
(F H Dailey Motor Co (Chev), Oakland, CA -relocated to San Leandro, CA)
F H Dailey Chevrolet, San Leandro, CA (1910) 866-627-6817

Dale Rambler, Fremont, CA

Delta Pontiac, Stockton, CA (1964-1980- formerly Elder Pontiac)

Di Guilio Pontiac, Fremont, CA

Doten Pontiac Inc, Berkeley, CA

Dublin Cadillac, Dublin, CA Dublin Cadillac (925) 526-4384

Dublin Chevrolet, Dublin, CA 925-479-3500

Eagle Ford Sales, Stockton, CA

Al Eames Ford, Antioch, CA/ Closed

East Bay Chevrolet Co, Albany, CA

East Bay Rambler Inc, San Leandro, CA

Elder Pontiac, Stockton, CA (1950-1964- became Delta Pontiac)

Fidelity Oldsmobile, Berkeley, CA

Fitzpatrick Chevrolet-Buick-Hummer, Concord, CA/ Closed

Ford of Dublin, Dublin, CA (formerly Shamrock Ford)

The Ford Store Of San Leandro, CA (1991) 888-450-4295

Lou Fox Inc (Studebaker), Berkeley, CA (1952-19**)

Friendly Motors Richmond Inc, Richmond, CA (aka Melody Rambler)

Future Ford Lincoln of Concord, Concord, CA (925) 686-5000

Golden Bear Motors (Ford), Berkeley, CA

Good Chevrolet, Alameda, CA/ Closed
Groth Brothers GM, Livermore, CA/ Closed
Hartzheim Dodge, Hayward, CA (formerly Hayward Dodge)/ Closed
Harvey Motors (Rambler) (main location San Francisco, CA/ Closed

Hayward Chrysler Plymouth, Hayward, CA (became Hayward Dodge)
Hayward Dodge, Hayward, CA (formerly Cooper Motor Co. Chrysler Plymouth)/ Closed
Hayward Ford, Hayward, CA (Shelby dealer/ race sponsor/ merged 2008 with Ford Store San Leandro)/ Closed

Hayward Lincoln Mercury, Hayward CA

Hernandez Lincoln Mercury Sales Inc, Hayward, CA

Hilltop Buick GMC Richmond, CA 510-662-7148 (formerly Martin Buick)

Hilltop Ford (part of Stead Auto Group), Richmond, CA 800-419-0655

Howard's Motor Sales (Studebaker), Alameda, CA

Curt Hughes Chrysler, Manteca, CA

Huges Lincoln-Mercury, Vallejo, CA

Leonard Jackson Dodge Inc, San Leandro, CA

Jordan Buick Inc, Berkeley, CA

Lafayette Ford Sales, Lafayette, CA

Morris Landy Ford, Alameda, CA (1944-198*)/ Closed

Bill Lang Pontiac Cadillac, Vallejo, CA/ Closed

Livermore Chrysler Jeep, Livermore, CA

Livermore Ford Lincoln, Livermore, CA (925) 294-7700

Lockerby Motors Inc (Rambler), Hayward, CA

Maggini Chevrolet, Berkeley, CA

Manteca Chrysler Plymouth, Manteca, CA

Marine Chevrolet Co, Vallejo, CA

Martin Buick, El Cerrito, CA (became Hilltop Buick GMC)

Mazzei Pontiac Cadillac Buick, Pittsburg, CA (925) 757-5600

McCullough Chevrolet, Hayward, CA

McKevitt Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, Berkeley, CA 855-851-3521

McKissick Pontiac Inc, San Leandro, CA

Melody Rambler Inc, Richmond, CA (aka Friendly Motors Richmond Inc/ 2nd location San Bruno)

Mesick Edsel Sales, Vallejo, CA

Metropolitan Sales and Service, Richmond, CA (aka Melody Rambler Inc)

Middleton Motors (Mercury), Hayward, CA

Miller Oldsmobile Cadillac, Walnut Creek CA

Monohan Pontiac Inc, Hayward, CA

Montclair Motors (Mercury), Concord, CA

H. L. Moore Chrysler Plymouth, Albany, CA

Muller-Gordon Motor Co (Plymouth Chrysler Imperial), Berkeley, CA

Nelson Dodge, Hayward, CA (formerly Ray Brown Motors)

Gene Norville Motors (Jeep), Richmond, CA

Peabody Motors Inc (Chrysler Plymouth), San Leandro, CA

Rett- White Motor Sales Company, Walnut Creek, CA/ (see Cecil Whitebone, San Fran) Closed

Bob Richard Chrysler Plymouth Inc, Pleasant Hill, CA

Richmond Motor Co (Pontiac), Richmond, CA

San Leandro Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, San Leandro, CA 510-877-4300

Shamrock Ford, Dublin, CA/ formerly Jim Woulfe Ford (1974-200*/ became Ford of Dublin)

Shepard Cadillac Co, Berkeley, CA (Also had an Oakland location)

Standard Motor Sales Inc (Studebaker), Richmond, CA

Starr Dodge Co, Richmond, CA

Michael Stead Cadillac, Walnut Creek, CA (925) 344-4106

Wayne Stead Cadillac, Walnut Creek, CA (became Michael Stead Cadillac)

Stoneridge Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Dublin, Dublin, CA (925) 479-9090

Sun Valley Ford, Concord, CA

Team Chevrolet Cadillac, Vallejo, CA/ (707) 643-9000

Tradeway Chevrolet, Manteca, CA/ Closed

Turner Buick Co, Hayward, CA (became Turner Jordan)

Turner Jordan Buick Inc, Hayward, CA (formerly Turner Buick Co)

Walnut Creek Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Walnut Creek, CA 925-937-5060

Walnut Creek Ford, Walnut Creek, CA 855-313-0922

Webb Motor Co (DeSoto), Berkeley, CA

Claude Wilson Ford, Vallejo, CA (1940- became Wilson Russell)

Wilson-Cornelius Ford, Vallejo, CA (1940-2008 became Cornelius)

Wilson- Russell Ford, Vallejo, CA (1940- became Wilson Cornelius)

Winner Ford, Alameda, CA

Wolf Buick Inc, San Leandro, CA

Jim Woulfe Ford, Albany, CA/ formerly Curt Campbell Ford/ became Shamrock/ Closed

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ABEL CHEVROLET PONTIAC BUICK CO, Rio Vista, CA (707) 507-5055

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Abel Chevrolet Pontiac Buick Co is located at 280 N Front Street, Rio Vista, California. After the death of Pontiac the name was shortened to Abel Chevrolet Buick Co. The dealership was established in 1935 and remains family owned and operated. The dealership specializes in Corvettes and hosts an annual Corvette show with attendance from several Corvette clubs.

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LEE ADAMS PONTIAC INC, Alameda, CA (see Oakland, CA location)

Lee Adams Pontiac Inc was located at 1927 Park Ave, Alameda, California. They had a second location in Oakland, California.

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ALAMEDA MOTORS (Mercury), Alameda, CA

Alameda Motors was a Mercury dealer located at 1825 Park Street, Alameda, California during the 1950s.

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ALBANY FORD SUBARU, Albany, CA/ 510-528-1244

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Albany Ford Subaru is located at 718 San Pablo Ave, Albany, California. Service is a couple of blocks away at 929 San Pablo, Albany. They also have a used location at 10481 San Pablo, El Cerritos, California.

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As of the start of 2013, they had four Mustangs in stock, but each one was pretty special. They had a Race Red 2013 Mustang GT Premium convertible with manual six speed, VIN 1ZVBP8FF8D5279976. Starting with a $39,300.00 Convertible Premium options come fast and furious. The interior is Brick Red w/ Cashmere which slots into option group 401A: Premier Trim with color accent ($395.00). It has the $1,695.00 Brembo brake package which also includes the 19" painted aluminum wheels. Throw in a $240.00 rear video, $650.00 Comfort Package, $2,340.00 Electronics Package and you've got a loaded car. MSRP is $45,415.00. The Mustang was shipped by rail Dec 5, 2012. Sometimes convertibles suffer in the gas mileage department but this one pulls 15 City MPG/26 Hwy MPG out of the 5.0 engine.

Albany liked the Race Red car so much they ordered another GT Race Red convertible with the same interior color scheme. This 2014 model VIN 1ZVBP8FF8E5205295 differs slightly in that it has the optional automatic six speed. Perhaps mindful of the expense of the auto, Albany trimmed the option list somewhat by ordering the 19" aluminum wheels for $995.00 instead of the whole Brembo Brake Package. The basic Premium convertible has gone up to $39,790.00. With slightly less options the MSRP is $46,120.00. It was shipped by rail Jan 23, 2013. If you can handle letting the auto shift for you this will save you money over the 2013 because efficiency is boosted to 18 City MPG/ 25 Hwy MPG.

Albany Ford has a 2013 School Bus Yellow Boss 302 (VIN 1ZVBP8CU0D5271826) which is ordered similarly to most of the Boss cars out there. The Recaro/ Helical option and the car cover and the two extras bring the MSRP up to the typical $44,465.00. This Boss was shipped out by rail Oct 19, 2012. It matches the MPG figures of the regular manual shift Mustang GT despite extra horsepower.

Albany also has a Sterling Gray Metallic 2013 Mustang GT Premium with 5.0 VIN 1ZVBP8CF0D5279975 .It comes with the optional six speed auto ($1,195.00), Electronics w/ Navigation ($2,340.00), RR sensing/ Security Package ($695.00), Comfort Package (heated seats and mirror $695.00), Brembo Brake Package ($1,695.00) for a MSRP of $42,065.00. This Mustang gets higher MPG due to the automatic. In the old days a manual always beat an auto but with modern tech the situation has been turned on its head. The automatic 5.0 Mustang turns in an impressive 18 City MPG/ 25 Hwy MPG. This one was shipped out by rail Dec 3, 2012.

Top of the heap is a Sterling Gray Metallic 2013 Shelby GT500 VIN 1ZVBP8JZ8D5279977. This 5.8 L supercharged brute with six speed manual is outfitted similarly to most of the Shelbys out there. The SVT Performance Package and Track Package, Electronics w/ Navigation, Shelby leather manual Recaro seats, Shaker Pro System and the Shelby car cover create a $67,090.00 MSRP. It was shipped out by rail Dec 13, 2012.

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GIL ASHCOM RAMBLER, Berkeley, CA

Gil Ashcom Rambler was located at 2400 Shattuck and Channing Way in Berkeley, California.

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B & B MOTOR CO (Jeep Studebaker), Hayward, CA

B & B Motor Company was a Jeep and Studebaker dealer located at 17944 Mission Blvd at E 14th in Hayward, California.

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BEAN & CAVANAUGH (Chrysler Plymouth DeSoto), Alameda, CA

Bean & Cavanaugh was a Chrysler Plymouth dealer located at 1700 Park Avenue, Alameda, California. The dealership history is credited back from 1916 through the 2000s if you count the initial garage business that led to the dealership.

The original location of the dealership was 2150 Central Avenue, Alameda, California. The business began as a garage that the original Cavanaugh worked in and eventually purchased with a bank loan in 1920. Bill Bean went into partnership with Cavanaugh and they opened a Plymouth DeSoto dealership. Bean and Cavanaugh became the second Chrysler dealership established in California.

Bean and Cavanaugh relocated to the Park Street location which was purpose built as a dealership in 1948. Cavanaugh's son, David Cavanaugh worked in the dealership from a young age and became his father's partner in the business in 1954 when Bean was bought out of the business and the name was shortened to Cavanaugh Motors. See the story below about Cavanaugh.

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BEN A BEGIER BUICK, San Leandro, CA/ Closed

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Ben A Begier Buick was located at 1915 E 14th St, San Leandro, California. Established in 1930 Begier was owned by Phil Begier in the 1980s. Phil's son John Bergier worked in the parts department.

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BERKELEY MOTORS (Lincoln Mercury), Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Motors billed themselves as The Bay Area's oldest Lincoln Mercury dealer in their 1960s ads. Berkeley Motors was located at 2352 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California. Berkeley Motors also had a used lot at 2550 Shattuck.

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BRIDGES PONTIAC, Hayward, CA

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Bridges Pontiac was located in Hayward, California. When the dealership closed the name carried on with a bodyshop spun off from the dealership named Bridges Auto Collision, located at 25733 Dollar St Hayward, CA.

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RAY BROWN MOTORS (Dodge), Hayward, CA (became Nelson Dodge in the 1960s)

Ray Brown Motors was a Dodge dealer located at 21994 Mission Blvd, Hayward, California. The dealer became Nelson Dodge in the mid 1960s.

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BUCHANAN OLDSMOBILE CADILLAC, Hayward, CA (became Buchanan-Smith)

Buchanan Oldsmobile Cadillac was located at 22196 Mission Blvd, Hayward, California.

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BUCHANAN-SMITH CADILLAC, Hayward, CA (formerly Buchanan Olds Cad)

Buchanan-Smith Cadillac was located at 22196 Mission Blvd , Hayward, California. Prior to 1965 the dealer was known as Buchanan Olds Cadillac.

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CABRAL CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM, Manteca, CA/ (888) 468-5527

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Cabral Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM is located at 1145 W Yosemite Ave Manteca, California. The Cabral website states that they have been in business since 1957.

In spring, 2014 they had 139 new vehicles in stock, 22 of which were Dodges. Cabral had 4 new 2014 Dodge Challengers in stock, 2 SXTs and 2 R/Ts. One of the new 2014 R/Ts has the new Shaker option which provides the new retro style shaker hood scoop with graphics radiating out from the scoop going overtop of the car that are somewhat reminiscent of the Ralllye graphics that fade out with an 'echo' effect. The Shaker graphics appear throughout the car. This R/T is Slate Gray with a 5 speed automatic VIN 2C3CDYBT1EH231617 with an MSRP of $42,355.00. The other R/T in stock is a 6 speed manual Black example with a much lower MSRP of $33,485.00. The Shaker buyer had better really want the low production Shaker.

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CURT CAMPBELL FORD, Albany, CA/ became Jim Woulfe Ford/ Closed

Curt Campbell Ford was a Ford dealership in Albany, California during the 1950s. Salesman Jim Woulfe joined the dealership in the 1950s and eventually was able to buy it, renaming it Jim Woulfe Ford. See the story under Jim Woulfe Ford for more information.

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CARLSON MOTORS (Jeep), San Leandro, CA

Carlson Motors was a Jeep dealer located at 1 E 14th, San Leandro, California.

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CASA DE CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH, Richmond, CA

Casa de Chrysler Plymouth was located at 500 23rd, Richmond, California.

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CAVANAUGH (Chrysler Plymouth), Alameda, CA (see Bean & Cavanaugh)

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Cavanaugh was a Chrysler Plymouth formerly known as Bean & Cavanaugh located at 1700 Park Avenue, Alameda, California. The dealership traces back in Alameda from 1916 (if you count the years the dealership was formerly a garage) through 2006. See the story above about Bean and Cavanaugh for a history of the early days of the dealership.

From 1954 forwards the dealership was known as Cavanaugh Motors. The dealership was owned by David Cavanaugh's father until 1964 when David took over. In 2006 Cavanaugh was offered close out money by the Chrysler corporation which wanted to expand another location.

See a story of a 1970 Plymouth Valiant bought new from this dealership in the ALLEY FINDS section of this website.

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ED CHANDLER FORD, Hayward, CA

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Ed Chandler Ford was located at 25501 Mission Blvd, Hayward, California during the 1970s. The dealership was known as Hayward Ford in the 1960s.

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ED CHOVANES FORD INC, San Leandro, CA/ Closed

Ed Chovanes Ford was located at 138th Street and 13889 East 14th Street in San Leandro, California from the 1960s right through to modern times. The owner of the dealership in the 1990s was John Chovanes. Ford dealer code # was 72D018.

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CJ MOTORS (Imported English Fords), Berkeley, CA

CJ Motors carried a full line of imported English Fords including Anglia, Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac. CJ was located at 2566 Telegraph, Berkeley, California. The idea behind CJ Motors was to compete with the non domestic imports which were and still are particularly popular in the Bay Area. Full size domestic car dealerships were not as popular in this area as in other regions of USA.

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CLAAR CHEVROLET COMPANY INC, Richmond, CA

Claar Chevrolet Co Inc was located at 430 23rd. Richmond, California.

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CONCORD CHEVROLET, Concord, CA/ 866-240-9779

Concord Chevrolet is located at 1330 Concord Avenue, Concord, California. Concord is east and far north of Oakland, California. Concord Chevrolet is owned by Dennis Fitzpatrick who is the regional vice president of the California New Car Dealers Association.

In early 2013 Concord had 254 new vehicles, of which 170 are cars. They had 40 new Camaros on hand, but only 35 Malibus which is a nice switch from the old days when the bread and butter mobiles outweighed the ponycars. In spring, 2014 they had 1 new 2014 Corvette Stingray Z51 in stock and 28 new Camaros out of a total inventory of 182 new vehicles (99 of which were cars).

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COOPER MOTOR CO. CHRYSLER PLY- IMPERIAL (see HAYWARD DODGE) Hayward, CA/ Closed

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Cooper Motor Co, Chrysler- Plymouth- Imperial was located at 25601 Mission Boulevard in Hayward, California and owned by Jack Cooper during the 1960s. In a complaint filed by Pierotti Motors in Dec, 1981 Hayward Datsun was considering relocating to the Cooper lot. At the time Cooper was facing foreclosure. It was noted that the dealership has a 7,500 sq ft showroom, and 28,000 sq ft of buildings on 3.5 acres of land. With 40 service stalls dn 19,000 sq ft of service buildings the complex was fairly huge.

The dealership was taken over by Hayward Plymouth Chrysler who renamed themselves Hayward Dodge. The building was occupied later by Hartzheim Dodge. The location is now vacant. See the story on the 1971 Plymouth GTX 440 bought new from Cooper Dodge by original owner Gil Cervantes in the ONE OWNER section of this website.

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CORNELIUS FORD, Vallejo, CA/ (1940-2008 formerly Wilson-Cornelius)

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Cornelius Ford was located in the purpose built Automall in Vallejo, California until its closure in August, 2008. The dealership was established in Vallejo in 1940 as Claude Wilson Ford. See the story on Claude Wilson below for more details. The location was formerly located at 1301 Georgia St, Vallejo, California until the move in 2007 to the new automall. According to owner Rod Cornelius the new location provided a tax incentive but the dealership was unable to keep up with rent in the Automall and Ford intervened to close them down.

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CORTESE BROTHERS LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MERCURY, Richmond, CA

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Cortese Brothers Lincoln Continental Mercury was located at 12300 San Pablo, Richmond, California.

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CORTESE OLDSMOBILE, Richmond, CA

Cortese Oldsmobile was located at 600 23rd, Richmond, California.

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COVENTRY MOTOR CARS, Walnut Creek, CA (Cobra)

Coventry Motor Cars carried sporty cars including the potent Cobra. Coventry was located in Walnut Creek, California.

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CROWN CHEVROLET CADILLAC ISUZU, Dublin, CA/ Closed

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Crown Chevrolet Cadillac Isuzu was located 7544 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, California. The dealership closed in 2008.

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F H DAILEY CHEVROLET, San Leandro, CA (1910)/ 866-627-6817

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Frank Henry Dailey established F H Dailey Company in 1910. As the focus of the business narrowed to automobiles, the name was revised to F H Dailey Motor Company. In 1912 a new car showroom opened at 2130 Broadway in Oakland which is part of the still standing 'auto row'. After a brief stint selling Reo and Maxwell cars, F H settled on Chevrolet.

The second generation owner C. F. 'Bud' Dailey co-owned the business with Don Gotto. They moved F H Dailey Motor Co to 4117 East 14th Street at 41st Avenue in East Oakland, California.

A third move took F H Dailey Chevrolet to the present located at 800 Davis Street, San Leandro, California. They have a second location at 900 Marina Boulevard, also in San Leandro. Dealer code is 06190.

Check out the Camaros and Corvettes from the F H Dailey inventory in the story about them in the CALIFORNIA/ OAKLAND section of the DEALERSHIPS section.

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DALE RAMBLER INC, Fremont, CA

Dale Rambler Inc was located at 37156 Fremont Blvd in Fremont, California.

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DELTA PONTIAC, Stockton, CA (1964-1980- formerly Elder Pontiac)

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Delta Pontiac was located at 847 N. El Dorado, Stockton California from 1964 until 1980. Delta took over this lot from Elder Pontiac.

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DI GIULIO PONTIAC, Fremont, CA

Di Giulio Pontiac was located at 4411 Williams, Fremont, California.

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DOTEN PONTIAC INC, Berkeley, CA

Doten Pontiac Inc was located at 2556 Telegraph at Blake, Berkeley, California. They occupied this location from 1935 until the 1960s. Like several large dealers in the 1960s they offered leasing of all makes as well. A 1955 dealer postcard promo from Doten lists Emery Stone as one of their main salesmen with 31 years experience.

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DUBLIN CADILLAC, Dublin, CA Dublin Cadillac (925) 526-4384

Dublin Cadillac is located at 4200 John Monego Ct, Dublin, California and owned by Inder Dosanjh. In spring, 2014 Dublin had 126 new vehicles in stock, 79 of which were new cars.

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DUBLIN CHEVROLET, Dublin, CA 925-479-3500

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Dublin Chevrolet is located at 4200 John Monego Court, Dublin, California.

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EAGLE FORD SALES, Stockton, CA

Eagle Ford Sales was located at Miner and Stanislaus in Stockton, California during the 1960s. Eagle used Ford dealer code # 72D402.

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AL EAMES FORD, Antioch, CA/ Closed

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Al Eames Ford was located between 3rd and 4th Streets in Antioch, California during the 1960s and moved up to 1400 West 10th in the 1970s. According to a real estate listing in August, 2010 the lot had served as a car dealership for 50 years. Currently the lot is vacant.

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EAST BAY CHEVROLET CO, Albany, CA

East Bay Chevrolet Company was located at 916 San Pablo, Albany, California.

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EAST BAY RAMBLER INC, San Leandro, CA

East Bay Rambler Inc was located at 16338 East 14th, San Leandro, California.

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ELDER PONTIAC, Stockton, CA (1950-1964- became Delta Pontiac)

Elder Pontiac was located in Stockton, California from 1950 to 1964. In 1964 the lot was taken over by Delta Pontiac.

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FIDELITY OLDSMOBILE, Berkeley, CA

Fidelity Oldsmobile was located at 2600 Shattuck, Berkeley, California. The dealership was established in Berkeley in 1954. See the story of a 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible purchased new from Fidelity in 1967 in the ONE OWNER section of the CAR STORIES on this website.

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FITZPATRCK CHEVROLET-BUICK-HUMMER, Concord, CA (1948-2009)/ Closed

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Fitzpatrick Chevrolet-Buick-Hummer was located at 2121 Diamond Blvd, Concord, California. The dealership is now closed but traces back to Fitzpatrick Chevrolet which was established in 1948 according to the license frames.

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FORD OF DUBLIN, Dublin, CA (formerly Shamrock Ford)

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Ford of Dublin ,was located at 4600 Dublin Boulevard in Dublin, California. This dealership was formed in late 1999 or early 2000 when Shamrock Ford was purchased by AutoNation.

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THE FORD STORE OF SAN LEANDRO, San Leandro, CA (1991) / 888-450-4295

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The Ford Store Of San Leandro is located on the modern dealer row at 1111 Marina Boulevard in San Leandro, California. The Ford Store is actually a Ford-Lincoln dealer despite their actual name. Established at the time of the development of the dealer row, The Ford Store expanded by merging with Hayward Ford in 2008.

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Facing the main road in front of the large lot sits a nice black 2002 Thunderbird. This is one of the 67 used vehicles on the lot, but strategically placed since it is one of the more interesting cars in the used stock.

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The Ford Store isn't the only dealership displaying a used black 2002 Thunderbird convertible at the leading edge of their lot. By a funny coincidence, Serramonte Ford in Colma, California also has a different black used 2002 Thunderbird with the same removable hard top displayed prominently.

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The retro themed styling of the TBirds catches your eye. Very few of them were produced so they are a bit of a unique sight. This one is VIN IFAHP60A02Y100863 and it is $19,988.00 as is with 47,000 miles. Like the one on the Serramonte lot it has a 3.9 L engine, automatic transmission and the hard top. This one has tilt power steering, cruise, PW, power door locks, dual power leather front seats, AM/FM Stereo with CD player, ABS, A/C and premium wheels.

There are five used Mustangs on the lot. Most are V6 Premiums with about 33,000 miles already logged by Jan, 2013. One V6 managed to come in with only 16,000 miles but the low miles were offset by the low end package so it is priced the same as the rest at $21,988.00. They had a 2002 red GT convertible VIN 1FAFP45X72F101366 with 52,846 miles for $12,988.00.

Out of the 257 new vehicles on the lot, The Ford Store has 20 Mustangs. 2013 Mustangs sit near the line-up of 2014 Mustangs. The 2014 model year was being shipped out to The Ford Store the last few days of Jan, 2013 which seems kind of crazy. It makes a little more sense if you recall that the very first Mustangs known as "1964 1/2" Mustangs by collectors were really 1965 model year cars despite an April, 1964 release date. This weird distortion of time is long standing practice.

The Ford Store has two 2013 Boss 302s on the lot. VIN 1ZVBP8CU6D5282670 is Performance White with a Charcoal Black Cloth interior and is going out for $45,465.00 with 5 miles on the odometer. The only two options listed on the car are Recaro Sport seats and the Boss Car cover which gives a total option price of $2,470.00. This one was shipped out by rail Dec 7, 2012.

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The second 2013 Boss 302 is Grabber Blue and is also $45,465.00 with the same minimal options as the Performance White one. What options do you need when you have a Boss? This one was also shipped by rail Dec 18, 2012 and is VIN 1ZVBP8CU8D5282671. It shows 5 miles on the odometer. Most dealerships allow test drives on a GT six speed to get the general idea of what the Boss is like so that they can keep the miles off the Boss 302. The Boss buyer doesn't want to buy something that has been thrashed prior to him plunking down a significant amount of money. Like the original Boss 302, this one is being produced in limited numbers and is sure to be a collectible one day which further discourages salesmen from allowing test pilots to come in and play.

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Of course, no inventory is complete without at least one Shelby. The Ford Store has a Black with black Recaro leather interior 2013 Shelby GT-500 VIN 1ZVBP8JZ5D5283467. The car jumped from the base GT-500 price of $54,200.00 to a MSRP of $67,090.00 because of $12,095.00 in options. Yes, you read that right! Twelve grand in options! If you can shell out the money for a GT-500 you can probably go all the way and put all the SVT bits and pieces into it, too which is what this one has.

The GT-500 was shipped out to The Ford Store by rail Dec 4, 2012 so there has been some time to do extra fiddling with it to inflate the MSRP from $67,090.00 to the $87,000.00 dealer price. It may be a typo or perhaps some extra work was done on the car in-house at the dealership.

The supercharged 5.8 DOHC (355 c.i.) engine and six speed Tremec Manual transmission feed power to a 3.31 TORSEN differential. It doesn't stop there. There is the optional ($3,495.00) SVT suspension package and 19"x 9.5" front and 20"x 9.5" rear aluminum wheels. The Recaro leather seats are a $1,595.00 option. Aside from performance such as the optional SVT track package ($2,995.00) it is loaded with every option including all the electronic gizmos. When you have this much power on tap you can afford the extra weight of a full option load. Amazingly it pulls off a 15 City MPG and 24 Hwy MPG rating from the EPA which isn't far off the Boss 302 numbers.

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LOU FOX INC (Studebaker), Berkeley, CA (1952-19**)

Lou Fox Inc was a Studebaker and Mercedes dealer established in 1952 at 2555 Shattuck, Berkeley, California.

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FRIENDLY MOTORS RICHMOND INC, Richmond, CA (aka Melody Rambler)

Friendly Motors, Richmond Inc was located at 100 23rd, Richmond, California. The dealership was also known as Melody Rambler. Melody also had a location in San Bruno, California.

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FUTURE FORD LINCOLN OF CONCORD, Concord, CA (925) 686-5000

Future Ford Lincoln of Concord is located at 2285 Diamond Blvd., Concord, California.

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GOLDEN BEAR MOTORS (Ford), Berkeley, CA

Golden Bear Motors was a Ford dealership located at 1955 University Ave, Berkeley, California during the 1960s.

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GOOD CHEVROLET, Alameda, CA/ Closed

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Good Chevrolet was located at 1630 Park, Alameda, California. The dealership was located across the street from the Ford dealership which eventually was known as Winner Ford. Good Chevrolet operated out of the same location from about 1950 until 2008 when the General Motors crisis finished them off.

In later years the license frame changed from steel to plastic.

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GROTH BROTHERS CHEVROLET, Livermore, CA/ Closed

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Groth Brothers Chevrolet was located at 59 S L Street in Livermore, California. It was originally founded by Theodore Groth as the Fireproof Garage in 1934. When he retired in 1964 his sons Bill and Dick took over and renamed the dealership Groth Brothers Chevrolet. Theodore died in 1969 but the dealership carried on for several more decades until it closed in 2010.

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HARTZHEIM DODGE (formerly HAYWARD DODGE) Hayward, CA/ Closed

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Hartzheim Dodge was located at 25601 Mission Boulevard in Hayward, California. The dealership closed in 2009. This location was the site of various Mopar dealers tracing back to the 1960s. Prior to Hartzheim, the location was Hayward Dodge which was based on Hayward Chrysler Plymouth. In the 1960s and 1970s, the location was named Cooper Motor Co, Chrysler- Plymouth- Imperial.

Hartzheim Dodge had another location south of this in the San Jose auto mall at 1050 Capitol Expressway. See the story filed under CALIFORNIA/ SAN JOSE dealers. Both dealerships were owned by Glen Hartzheim.

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HARVEY MOTORS (Rambler), Alameda, CA (main location San Francisco, CA/ Closed

Harvey Motors was a Rambler dealer located at 1825 Park Street, Alameda, California. The main location was based in San Francisco, California and boasted that they had the world's largest Rambler service department.

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HAYWARD DODGE (formerly HAYWARD CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH) Hayward, CA/ Closed

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The photo below shows interior of the vacant dealership in 2012 with the remnants of the name still visible on the wall above the office booths.

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HAYWARD CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH (formerly COOPER MOTOR CO CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH)

Hayward Dodge was located at 25601 Mission Boulevard in Hayward, California. This location was the site of various Mopar dealers tracing back to the 1960s. Prior to Harvey Dodge, the location was Hayward Chrysler Plymouth. In the 1960s and 1970s, the location was named Cooper Motor Co, Chrysler- Plymouth- Imperial.

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HAYWARD FORD, Hayward, CA (Shelby dealer/ race sponsor/ merged 2008 with Ford Store San Leandro)

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Hayward Ford Inc was located at 25501 Mission Blvd, Hayward, California during the 1960s and was Ford dealer code # 72D013. The dealership was established by Lionel 'Sully' Sullivan and Art Brabant in 1950.

Hayward sponsored two 1965 Mustang GT-50 race cars on road courses and also sponsored Ed Terry's 1968 1/2 Mustang Cobra Jet '135' drag racer.

Ed Terry was the high performance manager at the dealership and a dedicated drag racer. Ed was born February 26, 1937 in Los Angeles, California to Harry Terry and Erma Rollins. Ed grew up in Hayward California. Ed won the NHRA Winter Nationals in 1963. Ed was hired by Ford in Oct, 1968 to head up the Western region of the Ford Drag Team. Ed toured the country in a purpose built Ford truck with two race cars. Ed raced a Mustang Cobra Jet named the Quarter Horse on weekends all over the country and gave performance clinics during the week at various dealerships. The clinics lasted until Feb, 1972. In retirement Ed was a regular at the Nostalgia Drag Races in Bakersfield, CA. Ed died June 15, 2013 from from lung cancer.

in the 1970s this location was home to Ed Chandler Ford.

The Hayward Ford Fleet located at 25789 Dollar St in Hayward, California was a satellite of this dealership. Hayward Ford merged with The Ford Store of San Leandro in 2008. See the story about The Ford Store on this page.

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HAYWARD LINCOLN MERCURY, Hayward CA

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Hayward Lincoln Mercury was located at 24644 Mission Blvd, Hayward CA

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HERNANDEZ LINCOLN MERCURY SALES INC, Hayward, CA

Hernandez Lincoln Mercury Sales Inc was located at 21854 Mission Blvd, Hayward, California.

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HILLTOP BUICK GMC Richmond, CA 510-662-7148 (formerly Martin Buick)

Hilltop Buick GMC is located at 3230 Auto Plaza, Richmond, California. This dealership originated back at 23rd Avenue as Martin Buick. See the story on Martin Buick further down the page. In winter, 2015 Hilltop had 41 new vehicles in stock.

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HILLTOP FORD (part of Stead Auto Group), Richmond, CA/ 800-419-0655

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Hilltop Ford is a part of Stead Auto Group owned by Michael Stead. Hilltop is located at 3280 Auto Plaza Drive, Richmond, California which is just west of the I-80 north of Oakland on a dealer row atop a hill, hence the name.

Hilltop Ford has an inventory of fleet vehicles as well as retail cars. At the start of Feb, 2013 Hilltop had 122 new vehicles, one of which was a new 2014 and seven which were leftover new 2012s. They had 16 new Mustangs. The nicest one is a blue 2013 Mustang GT Premium coupe VIN 1ZVBP8CF7D5275700. In conjunction with the GT 5.0 and six speed manual, this Mustang sports the optional $1,695.00 Brembo Brake Package which includes 14" vented front rotors, 11.8" vented rear rotors, unique electronic stability control tuning, tire mobility kit and aggressive suspension tuning.

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HOWARD'S MOTOR SALES (Studebaker), Alameda, CA

Howard's Motor Sales was a Studebaker dealership was established in Alameda by Howard and Louise Rohrer in 1941. The dealership also carried Peogot and was located at 969 San Pablo Ave, Alameda, California.

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CURT HUGHES CHRYSLER, Manteca, CA

Curt Hughes Chrysler was located at 1760 E Yosemite Ave, Manteca, CA

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HUGHES LINCOLN MERCURY, Vallejo, CA/ (1974-9) Closed

Huges Lincoln-Mercury was located at 3275 Sonoma B!vi, Vallejo, California. The dealership was established by Don Hughes in 1974 and sold it in 1979. Donald Ray Hughes was born June 26, 1942 in Seminole, Oklahoma and moved to Vallejo, California in 1948. After graduation from Chico State he began his career in car sales at Wilson-Russell Ford in summer, 1964. He married Sharon in 1965 and had one daughter, Wendy. After selling his dealership Don continued in sales at Wilson-Cornelius Ford and Bill Lang Pontiac-Cadillac-Mazda. Don died of heart problems on March 8, 2006. Don's Lincoln Mercury lot later hosted Nisson- Datsun Vallejo and later several auto parts businesses.

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LEONARD JACKSON DODGE INC, San Leandro, CA

Leonard Jackson Dodge Inc was located at 2089 East 14th, San Leandro, California during the 1960s.

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JORDAN BUICK INC, Berkeley, CA

Jordan Buick Inc was located at 2140 Durant, Berkeley, California during the 1960s. Jordan also carried the Opel Kadett.

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LAFAYETTE FORD SALES, Lafayette, CA

Lafayette Ford Sales was located at 3483 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, California during the 1960s.

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MORRIS LANDY FORD, Alameda, CA/ (1944-198*) Closed

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Morris Landy Ford was located at 1647 and 1650 Park Street in Alameda, California. Landy was Ford Dealer number 72B021. Landy opened around 1944 (a 1971 advertisement stated that Morris Landy had been "in business for 27 years". A reader reported that his 1985 model year Ford was purchased new from Landy which establishes that the dealership made it at least into the 1980s. Landy had a location at 1809 Webster Street in Alameda in the 1980s as well.

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BILL LANG PONTIAC CADILLAC, Vallejo, CA/ Closed

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Bill Lang Pontiac Cadillac was located at 4301 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, California. In later years, the dealership added a Mazda franchise to the roster becoming Bill Lang Pontiac Cadillac Mazda Inc. The dealership was sold by Bob Migliore and Vince Haavisto to Ken Ross from Team Chevrolet. After closure in 2005 the dealership building was used by homeless people until March 11, 2011 when a fire caused damage to the building which required that it be razed.

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LIVERMORE CHRYSLER JEEP, Livermore, CA

Livermore Chrysler Jeep was located at 2304 Kitty Hawk Rd, Livermore, California. Jagroop S Gill was the owner at the time Chrysler listed the dealership for closure in 2009.

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LIVERMORE FORD LINCOLN, Livermore, CA (925) 294-7700

Livermore Ford Lincoln is located at 2266 Kittyhawk Rd., Livermore, California.

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LOCKERBY MOTORS INC (Rambler), Hayward, CA

Lockerby Motors Inc was a Rambler dealer located at 22370 Mission, Hayward, California during the 1960s.

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MAGGINI CHEVROLET, Berkeley, CA

Maggini Chevrolet was located at 2349 Shattuck, Berkeley, California during the 1960s.

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MANTECA CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH, Manteca, CA

Manteca Chrysler Plymouth was located in Manteca, California during the 1960s.

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MARINE CHEVROLET CO, Vallejo, CA

Marine Chevrolet Co was located in Vallejo, California during the 1940s.

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MARTIN BUICK, El Cerrito, CA (became Hilltop Buick)

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Martin Buick was located at 132 23rd, El Cerrito, California during the 1960s. Later a Pontiac franchise was added to the roster. The license frame shown above states the dealership is from Richmond, but El Cerrito city limits has some overlap and the city is variously quoted as El Cerrito or Richmond depending upon the time period. The dealership later became Hilltop Buick.

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MAZZEL PONTIAC CADILLAC BUICK, Pittsburg, CA (925) 757-5600

Mazzei Pontiac Cadillac Buick is located at 3800 Century Ct, Pittsburg, California.

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MCCULLOUGH CHEVROLET, Hayward, CA

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McCullough Chevrolet was located at 22645 Watkins St, Hayward, California.

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MCKEVITT CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM, Berkeley, CA 855-851-3521

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McKevitt Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is located at 2700 Shattuck Ave #100, Berkeley, California. in winter, 2015 McKevitt had 54 new vehicles in stock, 13 of which were cars. McKevitt had 5 new Challengers, mainly SXTs but they did have 1 R/T. They also had 2 new Chargers.

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MCKISSICK PONTIAC INC, San Leandro, CA

McKissick Pontiac Inc was located at 970 East 14th, San Leandro, California during the 1960s. McKissick also carried GMC.

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MELODY RAMBLER INC, Richmond, CA (aka Friendly Motors Richmond Inc)

Melody Rambler Inc was located at 100 23rd, Richmond, California. The dealership was also known as Friendly Motors Richmond Inc. Melody Rambler had another location in San Bruno, California.

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MESICK EDSEL SALES, Vallejo, CA

Mesick Edsel Sales was a Mercury dealer located at 800 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, California during the 1950s.

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METROPOLITAN SALES AND SERVICE, Richmond, CA (aka Melody Rambler Inc)

Metropolitan Sales and Service was also known as Melody Rambler and was located at 100 23rd, Richmond, California. The dealership was also known as Friendly Motors Richmond Inc. Melody Rambler had another location in San Bruno, California.

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MIDDLETON MOTORS (Mercury), Hayward, CA

Middleton Motors was a Mercury dealer located at 22101 Mission Blvd, Hayward, California during the 1950s.

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MILLER OLDSMOBILE CADILLAC, Walnut Creek CA

Miller Oldsmobile Cadillac was located at 1800 Mt Diablo in Walnut Creek, California. Mariner Leasing Inc was associated with this dealership.

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MONOHAN PONTIAC INC, Hayward, CA

Monohan Pontiac Inc was located at 22101 Mission Blvd, Hayward, California.

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MONTCLAIR MOTORS (Mercury), Concord, CA

Montclair Motors was a Mercury dealer located at 2820 Willow Pass Road, Concord, California during the 1950s.

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H. L. MOORE CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH, Albany, CA

H. L. Moore Chrysler Plymouth was located at 500 San Pablo, Albany, California.

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MULLER-GORDON MOTOR CO (Plymouth Chrysler Imperial), Berkeley, CA

Muller-Gordon Motor Co was a Plymouth Chrysler Imperial dealership located at 2700 Shattuck Ave at Derby in Berkeley, California. The dealership was established in 1952 and run by George Muller and Gordon Schmidt.

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NELSON DODGE, Hayward, CA (formerly Ray Brown Motors)

Nelson Dodge was located at 21994 Mission Blvd, Hayward, California. Prior to the early 1960s this dealership was Ray Brown Motors.

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GENE NORVILLE MOTORS (Jeep), Richmond, CA

Gene Norville Motors was a Jeep- Wagoneer dealer located at 611 23rd, Richmond, California.

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PEABODY MOTORS INC (Chrysler Plymouth), San Leandro, CA

Peabody Motors Inc billed themselves as the only Chrysler Plymouth dealer in San Leandro during the 1960s. The dealer was located at 232 East 14th and was owned by Van W Peabody and Jerry Burke.

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RETT- WHITE MOTOR SALES CO.(Ford), Walnut Creek, CA (see Cecil Whitebone Inc, San Fran)

Rett- White Motor Sales Company was located at 1616 Main Street in Walnut Creek, California during the 1950s. The Ford Motor Co dealer number was 72B052. Cecil Whitebone was 49% owner at the time and also owned Cecil Whitebone Inc which was his Ford dealership in San Francisco, CA.

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BOB RICHARD CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH INC, Pleasant Hill, CA

Bob Richard Chrysler Plymouth Inc was located at 2346 Monument Blvd, Pleasant Hill, California.

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RICHMOND MOTOR CO (Pontiac), Richmond, CA

Richmond Motor Co was a Pontiac dealership located at 160 23rd, Richmond, California during the 1960s.

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SAN LEANDRO CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM, San Leandro, CA 510-877-4300

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San Leandro Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is located at 1444 Marina Boulevard, San Leandro, California. In fall, 2014 San Leandro Chrysler had 495 new vehicles in stock, 173 of which were cars. Out of 193 new Dodges, there were 46 new Chargers and 54 new Challengers. 34 of the Challengers were SXTs and 20 were R/Ts. One of the new 2015 Challengers was a new Scat Pack version which upgrades the engine to a 6.4 L VIN 2C3CDZFJ6FH720840

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SHAMROCK FORD, Dublin, CA/ (1974-200*)/ Closed

Shamrock Ford was located at 4600 Dublin Boulevard in Dublin, California. The Better Business file states that the business opened Feb 1, 1974. This was actually a continuation of a prior dealership named Jim Woulfe Ford which owner Jim Woulfe moved out from Albany to Dublin. The name reflects Jim's Irish heritage as well as being appropriate for a dealer in the city of Dublin! Jim Woulfe retired in 1999 and sold the dealership. Barbara Prestia was the last dealer principal of the business before it closed down. See more information under Jim Woulfe Ford.

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SHEPARD CADILLAC CO, Berkeley, CA (Also had an Oakland location)

Shepard Cadillac Co was located at 1500 San Pablo in Berkeley, California during the 1960s.

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STANDARD MOTOR SALES INC (Studebaker), Richmond, CA

Standard Motor Sales Inc was a Studebaker and Volvo dealer located at 43rd and MacDonald Ave, Richmond, California during the 1960s.

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STARR DODGE CO, Richmond, CA

Starr Dodge Co was located at 405 24th, Richmond, California during the 1960s.

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MICHAEL STEAD CADILLAC, Walnut Creek, CA (925) 344-4106

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Michael Stead Cadillac is located at 2390 N Main St Walnut Creek, California. The dealership was formerly known as Wayne Stead Cadillac. In spring, 2014 Michael Stead had 118 new vehicles in stock, 83 of which were cars.

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WAYNE STEAD CADILLAC, Walnut Creek, CA (became Michael Stead Cadillac)

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Wayne Stead Cadillac was located at 2390 N Main St Walnut Creek, California. The dealership was renamed Michael Stead Cadillac.

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STONERIDGE CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE OF DUBLIN, Dublin, CA (925) 479-9090

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Stoneridge Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Dublin is located at 6701 Amador Plz Rd, Dublin, California. In spring of 2014 Stoneridge had 265 new vehicles in stock. Of the 77 new Dodge vehicles, Stoneridge had 17 new Challengers and 7 new Chargers in stock. The new Challengers were evenly divided between 6 cylinder and V8 versions with 9 SXTs and 8 R/Ts.

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SUN VALLEY FORD, Concord, CA

Sun Valley Ford was located at 2395 Willow Pass Rd, Concord, California during the 1960s. Sun Valley used Ford dealer code # 72B023.

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TEAM CHEVROLET CADILLAC, Vallejo, CA/ (707) 643-9000

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Team Chevrolet Cadillac is located at 301 Auto Mall Pkwy, Vallejo, California. This dealership is called a Superstore due to the gigantic inventory on hand as seen in this shot across the lot. In winter, 2015 Team Chevrolet had 372 new vehicles in stock, 327 of which were cars. Despite being located in sunny California only 2 convertibles adorn the lot. 155 of the vehicles were Chevrolets 9 were new Camaros and 1 was a new Corvette Stingray.

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With so much volume the modern trend to blank bland vehicles is painfully illustrated in the stock. The mind boggles at the grey sea of minivans and trucks, SUVs and anonymous compact vehicles. A modern musclecar painted a vibrant color is like a flash of lightning among this turgid grey backwash. The 2013 Ford Mustang is lined up alongside a 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi. We have to wonder if they both traded in on a new Camaro or if they drove out in some grey anonymousmobile.

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TRADEWAY CHEVROLET, Manteca, CA/ Closed

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Tradeway Chevrolet was located at 1460 E Yosemite Ave, Manteca, California.

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TURNER BUICK CO, Hayward, CA (became Turner Jordan Buick Inc)

Turner Buick Co was located at 22850 Mission Blvd, Hayward, California during the 1960s.

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TURNER JORDAN BUICK INC, Hayward, CA (formerly Turner Buick Co)

Turner Jordan Buick Inc was located at 22850 Mission Blvd, Hayward, California. Prior to 1965, the dealership was known as Turner Buick Company.

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WALNUT CREEK CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE RAM, Walnut Creek, CA 925-937-5060

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Walnut Creek Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is located at 2404 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, California. Walnut Creek Chrysler is a member of the Stead Automotive Group. See the story of Wayne Stead Cadillac above.

In fall, 2014 Walnut Creek Chrysler 236 new vehicles in stock, 39 of which were cars. Of the 43 new Dodges, 9 were new Chargers, and 14 were new Challengers. 9 were new SXTs (3 were leftover 2014 models). 2 of the SXTs were painted in exciting 1960s style colors: a 2014 painted Header Orange and a 2015 painted Torred.

The 3 new Challenger R/Ts in stock include a Bright White 2015 R/T Scat Pack with a 485 HP 6.4 L Hemi and 8 speed automatic transmission at $41,180.00 which somehow produces 15 MPG City and 25 MPG Hwy. Walnut Creek also has a Granite Crystal 2015 R/T with the usual 372 HP 5.7 Hemi and 8 speed auto for $41,070.00. The lower powered 5.7 L only gains 1 MPG in City driving over the 6.4 L and offers equal Hwy MPG. Walnut Creek also had a new 2015 Challenger R/T painted day-glo 1960s Sublime. It came with 5.7 Hemi and 6 speed manual shift and is a good deal at $35,670.00. Interestingly, the manual shift is less efficient in City MPG than the auto. Manual shift 5.7 returns the exact same economy as the 6.4 with automatic in the city and 2 MPG less on the highway. The days of 'slush boxes' has ended forever. The new automatics have negated the need for manual shift. The standard transmission is now an indulgence for those who enjoy the process of shifting the car themselves.

One of the new Challengers is a leftover 2014 Bright White SRT8 with two black stripes running the length of the car over hood, roof and rear deck. The SRT8 packs a 470 HP 6.4 L and 5 speed automatic and is priced at $51,160.00. The efficiency of the new 8 speed is instantly apparent. The old 5 speed managed 14 MPG City and 23 MPG Hwy which is 1 and 2 MPG less respectively when compared to the 2015 6.4 Hemi shifting through the new 8 speed. Although the new transmission increases the corporate average fuel economy a downside to this is greater complexity and this can lead to service issues which theoretically could negate the advantages in fuel savings if it the transmission needs work.

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WALNUT CREEK FORD, Walnut Creek, CA 855-313-0922

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Walnut Creek Ford is located at 1800 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, California. Walnut Creek Ford is a member of the Stead Automotive Group. See the story of Wayne Stead Cadillac above. Stephanie Malone has been the General Manage of Walnut Creek Ford since Jan, 1996.

In fall, 2014 Walnut Creek Ford had 198 new vehicles in stock, 74 of which were cars, including 1 new 2015 Mustang with the new 310 HP 4 cylinder 2.3 L Ecoboost turbo engine and a 6 speed manual gearbox. The Magnetic (grey) Mustang VIN 1FA6P8TH7F5319418 includes 18" x 8" Foundry black painted aluminum wheels ($155.00) and enhanced security package ($395.00) which provides active anti theft system and wheel locking kit. All weather floor mats, reverse park assist and California emissions system rounds out the options keeping the price down to $26,935.00.

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WEBB MOTOR CO (DeSoto), Berkeley, CA

Webb Motor Co was a DeSoto dealer located at 2471 Shattuck, Berkeley, California.

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CLAUDE WILSON FORD (1940-1962 became Wilson Russell Ford)

Claude Wilson Ford took on a partner to become Wilson Russell Ford which eventually became long running dealer Cornelius Ford.

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WILSON CORNELIUS FORD (1973-2008 aka Cornelius Ford)

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Cornelius became sole owner but retained the Wilson name to preserve some continuity for the dealer identity.

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WILSON RUSSELL FORD (1962-1973 became Wilson Cornelius Ford)

When Claude Wilson Ford took on a new partner, the name reflected this addition. When Russell left the business Cornelius was added, ultimately becoming sole owner.

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WINNER FORD, Alameda, CA

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Winner Ford was located at 1650 Park Street, Alameda, California. The dealership was established in a purpose built building in the 1920s. Good Chevrolet operated across the street since the 1950s. Winner Ford was in operation into the late 1990s. The lot is now Alamada Marketplace which contains 10 different grocery related vendors.

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WOLF BUICK INC, San Leandro, CA

Wolf Buick Inc was located at 770 East 14th, San Leandro, California. Established in 1948 by the mid 1960s Wolf advertised themselves as being the largest volume dealer of Buicks in San Leandro.

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JIM WOULFE FORD INC, Albany, CA/ see Curt Campbell Ford and Shamrock Ford/ Closed

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Jim Woulfe Ford Inc was located at 836 San Pablo in Albany, California during the 1960s.

The owner James Bradley Woulfe was born Oct. 21, 1921 in St. Paul, Minnesota. After graduating from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, he became a Major in the Marines. He started at Ford Motor Company in 1946 as a company man covering territory in Northern California and Oregon. His rounds led to a job with the Curt Campbell Ford dealership in Albany, California. Jim eventually became owner and renamed the dealership Jim Woulfe Ford.

When Jim moved the dealership to Dublin, California in 1974 he renamed it Shamrock Ford in honor of his Irish roots and of course, the name of the city. Jim was president of the California Motor Car Dealers Association in 1967. In addition to membership in CMCDA, he was a member of the National Automotive Dealers Association serving as president in 1986.

Jim retired in 1999 and sold the Shamrock Ford dealership. Jim remained a member of the National Automobile Dealers Association. On April 17, 2007 Jim Woulfe passed away from complications following surgery.

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