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CALIFORNIA/ LOS ANGELES Metro area- Ventura County
Written by Double Dragon
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:01

CALIFORNIA/ LOS ANGELES Metro area- Ventura County

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Ted Baker Buick Inc, Fillmore, CA (sponsored 1965 Skylark V6 drag car)

Crawford Chevrolet, Ventura, CA (Dick Harrell 427 Super Camaros/ became Paradise Chevrolet)

Crown Dodge, Ventura, CA/ 877-217-5143

Jeep of Ventura, Ventura, CA (see Kirby Olds)

Jones Brothers & Sons (Pontiac), Fillmore, CA

Kirby Oldsmobile, Ventura, CA

McConica Motors (Pontiac), Ventura, CA

Paradise Chevrolet, Ventura, CA (1980s)/ 805-256-7287 (formerly Crawford Chev)

Robert J. Poeschi Inc (Ford), Oxnard, CA

Phil Schuss Lincoln Mercury, Oxnard, CA/ Closed

Ventura Motors, Ventura, CA (became Crawford Chevrolet)

Whipple Chrysler Plymouth, Ventura, CA

Whipple & Ruff Chrysler Plymouth, Ventura, CA

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TED BAKER BUICK INC, Fillmore, CA (sponsored 1965 Skylark V6 drag car)

Ted Baker Buick Inc was located at 510 Santa Clara St, Fillmore, California. The dealership sponsored an unusual drag car in 1965. Their 1965 Skylark V6 drag car was one of six Buicks to win their classes Feb 21, 1965 at San Fernando Dragway. The car ran a 16.18 second run at 86.16 MPH. The other cars were sponsored by Reynold's Buick, Bill Murphy Buick, and Boulevard Buick. Roland C. Withers, Buick's General Sales Manager wrote a letter of praise for this accomplishment.

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CRAWFORD CHEVROLET, Ventura, CA (Dick Harrell 427 Super Camaros/ became Paradise Chevrolet)

Crawford Chevrolet was located at 1117 S. Victoria, Ventura, California in the 1960s. The dealership was originally known as Ventura Motors during the 1950s and bought out by Crawford in the 1960s.

In 1969 Crawford was one of the dealerships that distributed the Dick Harrell 427 Super Camaros.

When the owner died in 1979 the dealership was sold and became Paradise Chevrolet.

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CROWN DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP, Ventura, CA/ 877-217-5143

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Crown Dodge Chrysler Jeep is located at 6300 King Street, Ventura, California.

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JEEP OF VENTURA, Ventura, CA (see Kirby Oldsmobile)

Jeep of Ventura was located at 6424 Auto Center Dr, Ventura, California. The franchise was owned by John W Kirby who owend Kirby Oldsmobile. In 2009 Chrysler's bankruptcy dealership purge placed this dealership on the list slated for closure.

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JONES BROTHERS & SONS (Pontiac), Fillmore, CA

Jones Brothers & Sons was a Pontiac dealership located at 534 Santa Clara Street, Fillmore, California during the 1970s.

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KIRBY OLDSMOBILE, Ventura, CA

Kirby Oldsmobile was located at 6424 Leland St, Ventura, California. The owner John W Kirby expanded to become Kirby Oldsmobile-Jeep-Suzuki. Along with the collision centers and service centers the entire group of businesses were placed under the banner of Kirby Auto Group. With the death of Oldsmobile followed by the loss of the Jeep franchise during the Chrysler bankruptcy the dealership became a Suzuki stand alone.

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McCONICA MOTORS (Pontiac), Ventura, CA

McConica Motors was a Pontiac dealership located at 2260 Thompson Blvd, Ventura, California during the 1970s.

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PARADISE CHEVROLET, Ventura, CA (1986)/ 805-256-7287 (formerly Crawford Chev)

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Paradise Chevrolet is located at 6350 Leland Street, Ventura, California. The dealership was established in the 1980s. The dealership was formerly Crawford Chevrolet until the death of the owner in 1979. Crawford Chevrolet was a distributor for the Dick Harrell 427 Super Camaros.

At the start of 2013 Paradise had 376 new vehicles in stock, 132 of which are cars.

They have four new 2013 Corvettes ranging from a Torch Red $53,953.00 2LT with 6.2 L automatic (VIN 1G1YB2DW3D5107505) up through the ranks to an Arctic White $70,805.00 Grand Sport 4LT also packing a 6.2 L automatic (VIN 1G1Y32DW1D5107547).

King of the mountain sits inside the showroom: an Arctic White 2013 Corvette 427 1SC. The famous 427 c.i. translates into 7.0 L. It shifts 505 HP and 470 ft/lbs through a 6 speed manual into a limited slip 3.42 axle. VIN is 1G1YZ3DE2D5700846. The dry sump LS7 427 delivers insane levels of power while amazingly providing 15 City MPG/ 24 Hwy MPG. The 6.2 L Corvettes fuel economy is only marginally better: 16 City MPG/ 26 Hwy MPG. The Z27 code 427 Heritage Package on this car fits it with a Satin Black hood stripe and 427 logo plus mats. You can't order this in conjunction with the code Z25 60th Anniversary package. To buy top dog will cost $87,695.00.

Paradise has 29 Camaros on the lot, too. 21 of them are LT and LS coupes and convertibles. There are 8 2SS Camaros (one is a black convertible) but no 1SS Camaros. If you are going to SS may as well go all the way.

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ROBERT J. POESCHL INC. (Ford), Oxnard, CA

Robert J. Poeschi Inc was a Ford dealer located at 1111 N. Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, California during the 1960s. Poeschi used Ford dealer code # 71H449.

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PHIL SCHUSS LINCOLN MERCURY, Oxnard, CA/ Closed

Phil Schuss Lincoln Mercury was located at 141 S Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, California during the 1950s and 1960s.

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VENTURA MOTORS, Ventura, CA (became Crawford Chevrolet)

Ventura Motors was located at 6350 Leland Street, Ventura, California. The dealership lasted through the 1950s until it was bought out by Crawford Chevrolet in the 1960s.

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WHIPPLE CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH, Ventura, CA

Whipple Chrysler Plymouth was located at 2191 East Thompson Blvd at Coronado Street, Ventura, California. The dealership opened June 1, 1959 as Whipple & Ruff in the early 1960s. Later the company name became Whipple as sole owner.

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WHIPPLE & RUFF CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH, Ventura, CA (became Whipple Chr Ply)

Whipple & Ruff Chrysler Plymouth was located at 2191 East Thompson Blvd at Coronado Street, Ventura, California. The dealership opened June 1, 1959 and last filed a company statement June 5, 1975. Elmer Whipple partnered with Ruff to create Whipple & Ruff in the early 1960s. Later the company name became Whipple as sole owner.

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