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ARIZONA Dealers
Written by Double Dragon
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:17

ARIZONA Dealers

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Writing and photography copyright D. S. Brown, except photography of 1971 Mercury Cyclone copyright owner of car, 2017 Lincoln Continental image copy of Lincoln division.

Bill Alexander Ford Lincoln, Yuma, AZ 844-630-0717

Bill Alexander Mazda Cadillac, Yuma, AZ

Allred's Chevrolet Pontiac Oldsmobile-Jeep, Cottonwood, AZ
Jim Click Chrysler Jeep, Tucson, AZ/ 866-933-1114
Jim Click Commercial Trucks, Tucson, AZ/ 866-844-6694
Jim Click Dodge, Tucson, AZ/ 877-333-7408
Jim Click Ford Lincoln East, Tucson, AZ/ 877-777-9263
Jim Click Ford Sahuarita Green Valley, AZ/ 866-577-1116
Emil's Buick Company, Cottonwood, AZ
Glen's Ford Sales, Prescott, AZ
Gomer Jones Dodge-Mazda, Prescott, AZ
McIlvain Motor Co Inc (Plymouth), Prescott, AZ (1919-20**) Closed

McSpadden Ford Lincoln, Globe, AZ 877-498-6875

Paulin Motor Co (Oldsmobile-Cadillac), Tucson, AZ

Prescott Auto Sales (Pontiac), Prescott, AZ

Pueblo Ford, Tucson, AZ (sold a 1969 Talladega/ see Jim Click)

Rollings Chrysler Plymouth, Tucson, AZ

Selby Motors (Ford-Lincoln-Mercury) Tucson, AZ

Tim's Buick GMCPrescott, AZ (928) 227-0643

Holmes Tuttle Ford Lincoln, Tucson, AZ/ 866-999-1384
Vincent Ford Mercury Sales, Cottonwood, AZ

Watson Chevrolet Inc, Tucson, AZ 520-292-1500

Webb Motors (Ford), Prescott, AZ

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BILL ALEXANDER FORD LINCOLN, Yuma, AZ 844-630-0717

Bill Alexander Ford Lincoln is located at 801 E 32nd St Yuma, Arizona. Bill Alexander was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Bill and his wife Marie built up Alexander Auto Center. Marie died December, 2004. Bill remarried to Pauline and carried on with the car business. He worked until  Oct 15, 2008. He died aged 79 at home on October 18, 2008 from congestive heart failure.

Bill Alexander used to have a Cadillac franchise in Yuma as well. It is now a Toyota dealership. In winter, 2015 Bill Alexander had 150 new vehicles in stock including 5 new Mustangs 3 of which were V6 models with 1 GT and 1 Ecoboost.

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BILL ALEXANDER MAZDA CADILLAC, Yuma, AZ (became Toyota)

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Bill Alexander Mazda Cadillac was located at 1350 E. 32nd Street, Yuma, Arizona. The dealership was established September 15, 1980. Bill Alexander was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Bill and his wife Marie built up Alexander Auto Center. Marie died December, 2004. Bill remarried to Pauline and carried on with the car business. He worked until  Oct 15, 2008. He died aged 79 at home on October 18, 2008 from congestive heart failure. The dealership later added Toyota to the roster and over time it evolved into a stand alone Toyota franchise. Bill Alexander also had a Ford dealership in Yuma. Bill Alexander also has a Ford franchise in Yuma.

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ALLREDS CHEVROLET PONTIAC OLDSMOBILE-JEEP, Cottonwood, AZ/ Closed

Known as Allred's Chevrolet in the 1960s, by the 1970s the dealer had expanded to include other GM brands and of course, being in desert area Jeeps. Allred's Chevrolet Pontiac Oldsmobile-Jeep was located at 737 S Main, Cottonwood, Arizona. The Allred's name carried onwards into the 2000s with a used car lot named Allred Inc Auto Sales located at 1341 East Highway 89A in Cottonwood, AZ.

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JIM CLICK CHRYSLER JEEP, Tucson, AZ/ 866-933-1114

Jim Click Chrysler Jeep is located at 701 W Automall Drive, Tucson, AZ. At the start of 2013 they had 111 new 2013s and one leftover new 2012- 41 Chryslers and 71 Jeeps.

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JIM CLICK COMMERCIAL TRUCKS, Tucson, AZ/ 866-844-6694

Jim Click Commercial Trucks is located at 1345 S Wilmot, Tucson, AZ.

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JIM CLICK DODGE, Tucson, AZ/ 877-333-7408

Jim Click Dodge is located at 850 W Automall Drive, Tucson, AZ. At the start of 2013 they had 150 new and 90 used vehicles in stock. 132 are new 2013s and 18 are leftover new 2012s. 50 of the vehicles are Dodge and 100 are RAMs. The breakdown of new Dodge cars is 12 Chargers, 11 Challengers, 11 Darts and 1 Avenger. In a typical trend, there are plenty of the Challenger SXT six cylinders on site, but only one top dog Challenger SRT8 392 which is a leftover new 2012 in Stinger Yellow.

Like many other Dodge dealers, Jim Click is strategizing by stocking some hot R/Ts which area easier to sell. Buyers who can't sit pat with a six cylinder but balk at an SRT8 will be won over by the striped and wild colored range of R/Ts on the lot. It looks like a 1970 time warp. It would be very hard to resist moving up from a six to one of the R/Ts beckoning.

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JIM CLICK FORD LINCOLN EAST, Tucson, AZ/ 877-777-9263

Jim Click Ford Lincoln East is located at 6244 East 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ. At the start of 2013 Jim Click had 254 new vehicles and 87 used on the lot. 15 of the new vehicles are Lincoln the rest are Ford. They have one new Race Red 2013 Shelby GT500 VIN 1ZVBP8JZ1D5279917. Amongst the 13 new Mustangs sits a great looking new Schoolbus Yellow 2013 Boss 302 VIN 1ZVBP8CU1D5279918. Jim Click likes this color, since they have another one over at their Sahuarita Green Valley location.

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JIM CLICK FORD SAHUARITA GREEN VALLEY, Green Valley, AZ/ 866-577-1116

Jim Click Ford Sahuarita Green Valley is located at 1030 Duval Road, Green Valley, AZ. At the start of 2013 there were 63 new vehicles and 24 used on their lot. Five of the new 2013s are Mustangs one of which is a new 2013 Schoolbus Yellow Boss 302 VIN 1ZVBP8CUXD5279920. Jim Click has another Schoolbus Yellow Boss over at their Tucson location.

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EMIL'S BUICK COMPANY, Cottonwood, AZ/ Closed

Emil's Buick Company was located at 16 E Main, Cottonwood, Arizona. There is a prefabricated building called a Quonset Hut located at 712 N Balboa Street which served as Emil's garage for many years. The building now houses The Art Glitter Institute. Back in the day, Emil Kovacovich bought three of these buildings outright for his sales, service and body shop. He operated under the name Emil's Buick Company aka Emil's Garage.

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GLEN'S FORD SALES, Prescott, AZ/ (1960s)/ Closed

Glen's Ford Sales was located at 114 S. Granite, Prescott, Arizona. The owner's full name was Glen Harmes. The dealership was a large one that was built in the early 1960s but unfortunately short lived. By the end of the 1960s it closed down.

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GOMER JONES DODGE-MAZDA, Prescott, AZ/ Closed

Gomer Jones Dodge-Mazda was located at 1101 Iron Springs Road, Prescott, Arizona in the late 1970s and 1980s. The owner Gomer Jones was a real Mopar Man: he had a large musclecar collection of Mopars according to a collector who bought a Powerwagon out of Gomer's collection. The dealership closed down and the lot now houses an auto detailing business.

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MCILVAIN MOTOR CO INC (Plymouth), Prescott, AZ (1919-20**) Closed

McIlvain Motor Co Inc was located at 402 West Gurley, Prescott, Arizona. It was established as a Dodge dealer in 1919 by E. H. 'Mac' McIlvain. In the 1950s they advertised as Imperial, Chrysler, and Plymouth. Father and son Joe T. McIlvain carried the dealership through the 1960s. By the time Joe was sole owner in the 1980s his son Charles McIlvain was running it as a Plymouth new car dealership. With a slight move to 400 West Gurley in Prescott it carried on as a used car dealership until it closed in 2006 when Joe died. Great Grandson of 'Mac', Scott McIlvain became obsessed with Porsches and established a Phoenix, Arizona business catering to Porsche owners using the family business name McIlvain Motors.

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MCSPADDEN FORD LINCOLN, Globe, AZ 877-498-6875

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McSpadden Ford Lincoln is located at 750 North Broad Street, Globe, Arizona. In winter, 2017 McSpadden had 6 new Lincolns in stock, including one of the new 2017 Continentals; VIN 1LN6L9SP8H5617544. This Palladium White Gold Metallic Continental has the $2,250.00 optional Twin Turbo Premium V-6 2.7 L/164 cubic inch dual exhaust engine. The Select shift 6 speed automatic is standard equipment. The front wheel drive axle ratio is 2.77:1. All wheel is an option.

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The powerful gasoline turbo direct injection engine manages EPA City18 MPG/ EPA Highway 27 MPG. Base price is $47,675.00 plus $5,336.00 in options plus $925.00 destination equals final price of $53,955.00. The Continental was assembled in Flat Rock and shipped by rail Jan 9, 2017 to

The list of standard features is extensive: Traction Control, Active Suspension, Stability Control, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Brake Assist, ABS, Aluminum Wheels, All-Season tires, Power Steering, HID headlights, Daytime Running Lights, Automatic Headlights, Fog Lamps, Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors, Temporary Spare Tire,

The interior features: Keyless Entry, Air Bags, Front Head Air Bag, Front Side Air Bag, Mirror Memory, Power front Bucket Seats with Adjustable Lumbar, Seat Memory, Heated Mirrors, Keyless Start, Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers, Power Door Locks, Climate Contro, Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror, Multi-Zone A/C, Pass-Through Rear Seat, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Power Windows, Sensor Heated Front Seat, Telematics Child Safety Locks, Passenger Vanity Mirror, Security System, Trip Computer, Remote Engine Start, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Hands-Free Liftgate, Cruise Control, Engine Immobilizer, Rear Defrost, Leather Steering Wheel,  Rear Head Air Bag, Rear Bench Seat Knee Air Bag, Universal Garage Door Opener, Floor Mats, Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror, Tire Pressure Monitor, Rear Parking Aid, Power Folding Mirrors, Back-Up Camera, Driver Vanity Mirror, Woodgrain Interior Trim, Leather Seats, Power Mirrors.

Bluetooth Connection, Auxiliary Audio Input, MP3 Player, Satellite Radio, Smart Device Integration, AM/FM Stereo,

The dealership was formerly a Ford Mercury Lincoln dealership during the 1960s and 1970s. The dealership sold this 1971 Mercury Cyclone seen below which came up for sale in Feb, 2017. Note that the performance version of the Montego has the 'gunsight' front grille.

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The Cyclone was showing 110,000 miles and had made its way to Buffalo, NY. The VIN 1H15M551887 decodes:

1= 1971

H= Lorain, Ohio final assembly plant

15= Two door hardtop- Cyclone

M= 351-4 barrel engine

551887= Sequential number

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Note the 140 MPH speedometer.

The Cyclone asking price was $22,000.00 and said to be in good condition. The air conditioning was not connected although owner had all the parts. It is a 351 automatic car and is one of only 444 produced.

The Cyclone has a rear spoiler which was becoming common on musclecars by the 1970s.

71 cyclone mcspadden globe az rear spoiler

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PAULIN MOTOR CO (Oldsmobile-Cadillac), Tucson, AZ

Paulin Motor Company was an Oldsmobile-Cadillac dealership located at Broadway and Plumer in Tucson, Arizona. Robert W. Paulin was the president.

According to a 1972 court case involving a buyout of Bryan Oldsmobile in 1966 Paulin had been in business in Tucson, Arizona for eighteen years which places the establishment of the business around 1948.

Paulin's nephew states that Robert W. Paulin owned the dealership from 1951 to 1984 and recalled that the building was built in 1951. The building was gutted in a flash flood within the first three years of business and rebuilt.

A Tucsan Daily Citizen newspaper article from Jan 25, 1958 mentions that Paulin Motors (Paulin Motor Co) moved to a purpose built new location in Sep, 1958 which filled a city block of 2121 East Broadway. The glass front building was designed by Tucson architect Cecil H. Moore, Split-level showrooms featured Cadillac occupying the fully carpeted upper level, and Oldsmobile occupying the lower level terrazzo tile floor. The dealership retained a used car lot at 711 N. Stone Avenue.

The new dealer location was close to Holmes Tuttle and Selby Motors and the owners of these businesses cooperated with one another.

70 442 pace car paulinmotors tucsan az

Paulin Motors sold some hot cars, including one of only 268 built 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Indy Pace Car Replicas to Jim Hall. This 442 convertible came with 455 cubic inches sending 365 HP through a Hust Dual Gate automatic console shfited transmission. The car was restored and came up for sale at Red Hills Rods and Classics.The cowl tag decodes as follows

ST 70   34467LAN400944  BDY

TR  970              10 A       PNT

O3C                   Y74

 

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PRESCOTT AUTO SALES (Pontiac), Prescott, AZ

Prescott Auto Sales was a Pontiac dealer in the 1970s located at 1505 E Gurley, Prescott, AZ

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PUEBLO FORD, Tucson, AZ (sold a 1969 Talladega/ see Jim Click)

Pueblo Ford was located in Tucson, Arizona. Jim Click bought Pueblo Ford in 1971 at the age of 27. Click's father was raised by Holmes Tuttle who was a highly successful Los Angeles car dealer. Jim's father bought a Chevrolet dealership in 1958. After University it wasn't surprising that Jim Click began working for Holmes Tuttle learning the ropes. Jim Click formed a large Auto Group which is as well known for its size as it is for the philanthropic efforts of Jim Click.

Pueblo Ford may have also had a musclecar reputation prior to Jim Click's ownership because it was selected by Ford to receive one of the 1969 Ford Talladegas. Many of the dealers who received these cars were Shelby dealers or performance oriented dealers. Pueblo Ford took delivery of the 76th built Talladega (VIN 9A46Q189775) which was Maroon. See more about Jim Click and his dealerships above in this article.

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ROLLINGS CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH, Tucson, AZ

Rollings Chrysler Plymouth was located on East Broadway, Tucson, Arizona during the boom years of the 1950s when Selby Motors, Paulin Motors and Holmes Tuttle all occupied this area of town and cooperated with one another.

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SELBY MOTORS (Ford-Lincoln-Mercury) Tucson, AZ

Selby Motors was a Ford-Lincoln-Mercury franchise located in Tucson, Arizona. The franchise was taken over and renamed Selby Motors several years after Howard W. Selby Jr. bought into the dealership in 1948.

Howard was born into a family of ministers in 1918 and grew up in Massachusetts. Educated at Yale Howard served as a Navy lieutenant in the South Pacific during World War II. Howard settled in Tucson in 1948 and married Liliane Selby.

The original dealership location moved from South Sixth Avenue to the corridor on East Broadway near Park Avenue during the 1950s where other dealers were flourishing such as Rollings Chrysler Plymouth, Holmes Tuttle and Paulin Motors. The owners of the dealerships networked with one another and cooperated with each other.

Howard died August, 2006 aged 88.

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TIM'S BUICK GMC, Prescott, AZ (928) 227-0643

Tim's Buick GMC is located at 1006 Commerce Drive, Prescott, Arizona. in winter of 2014 Tim's had 60 new vehicles, 19 of which were cars.

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HOLMES TUTTLE FORD LINCOLN, Tucson, AZ/ 866-999-1384 (1969 Talladega)

Holmes Tuttle Ford Lincoln is located at 660 W Automall Drive, Tucson, AZ. Tuttle-Click Automotive Group came to Tucson, Arizona in 1971.

The dealership was located on East Broadway, Tucson, Arizona during the boom years of the 1950s when Selby Motors, Paulin Motors and Rollings Chrysler all occupied this area of town and networked and cooperated with one another.

There is a record of a 1969 Ford Talladega being sold from Holmes Tuttle Broadway Ford. The Holmes car was the 75th built Talladega was Maroon (VIN 9A46Q189774). These cars were frequently sent to performance oriented dealerships so it is possible that in the 1960s Holmes Tuttle had some sort of musclecar image established.

Today Holmes Tuttle has expanded to thirteen dealerships in Arizona. The Tuttle Click Auto Group traces back to Holmes Tuttle who came from Oklahoma and worked for a Ford dealership. Holmes opened his own Mercury or Lincoln dealership in Beverley Hills, California in the 1930s. The Tuttle Click Automotive Group was formed in 1946. Back in the days when Ronald Reagan was an actor, Reagan bought a car from Holmes which later led to Holmes working in politics.

Holmes Tuttle's son, Robert Tuttle and his nephew Jim Click now own the franchise which encompasses multiple California and Arizona locations. Aside from the six domestic dealerships in Arizona, Jim Click runs import dealerships, too. Three Hyundai dealerships are located at 700 W Automall Drive and 6420 E. 22nd Street in Tucson and at 1030 West Duval Rd in Green Valley. Tuttle owns two Mazda locations in Tucson at 700 W Automall Drive and 1301 South Wilmot. There is also a Kia dealership at 775 W Wetmore Rd., Tucson and a Nissan at 800 W Automall Drive, Tucson.

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VINCENT FORD MERCURY SALES, Cottonwood, AZ/ Closed

Vincent Ford Mercury Sales was located at 1516 E Hwy 279, Cottonwood, Arizona. They were mentioned in the Prescott Courier newspaper November 27, 1964 for providing the lowest bid for twelve Yavapai County Sherriff's department cars. Vincent bid $26,900.00 while other dealerships ranged up to a high of $35,227.30. Vincent bid against Clive Motor Co, Glen's Ford Sales Inc, Neil Hurt Chevrolet Inc, Mangerick Lincoln Mercury Comet Sales, McIlvain Motor Company and Olsen Chevrolet Company (spelled Olson elsewhere). The companies also bid to provide one station wagon for medical purposes. Bids ranged from $2,436.90 to $3,600.00. In 1986 a newspaper announcement described an amendment to incorporation. The company name had an "INC" added to the end of the name. Tom Vincent was listed as the president at the time.

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WATSON CHEVROLET INC, Tucson, AZ 520-292-1500

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Watson Chevrolet Inc is located at 625 W Auto Mall Dr,, Tucson, Arizona. In spring, 2015 Watson had 471 new vehicles in stock, 207 of which were cars. 34 of the new cars were Camaros, 10 of which were SS models. Watson had 2 new 2015 Camaro ZL1s and 1 Red Hot 2015 Camaro Z28 VIN 2G1FZ1EEXF9700304 with a 7.0 L engine, manual shift. Watson also had 5 new 2015 Corvette Stingrays.

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WEBB MOTORS (Ford), Prescott, AZ

Webb Motors was a Ford dealer in the 1950s in Prescott, AZ. Rockwell 'Roxie' Webb, Sr. bought an existing Ford dealership in Prescott in 1935 and renamed it Webb Motors. In 1960 he sold the dealership and opened a stock brokerage office and later The Bank of Prescott.

 

 

 

 

 

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