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Can't see this one on your list - would you want it to be ? A Star supplement 1983

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Another from a Star supplement 1983

Hillsborough Motors, Langsett Road

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Firvale end of Herries Road

It runs from Firvale Road to Crabtree Road.

It's a house so it must have been his home address.

There were some buildings that looked like garages at the bottom of Goddard Hall Road - very dilapidated. They musts have backed on to some other garage premises which faced onto Herries Road. May have all gone now!

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There were some buildings that looked like garages at the bottom of Goddard Hall Road - very dilapidated. They musts have backed on to some other garage premises which faced onto Herries Road. May have all gone now!

The garage premises which faced on to Herries Road was Turners, they sold new and used cars and had a large workshop under the showrooms.

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Rippon Bothers Ellin Sreet. Rolls Royce. Though the jewel in the crown for us car mad teenagers in the late 1950s was just a few hundred yards away, Metcalfes on St Marys Gate, suppliers of brand new american cars. My favourite at the time was a pale yellow Ford Fairlane 500 convertable.

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My brother came round with his collection.

Absolute gem of a time capsule.

Unfortunately, although he has dozens of brochures in excellent condition (all from around 1978/9) very few have the dealers stamp.

Therefore they're not much use for this purpose.

Below are the ones that do.

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BMW dealers ?

Bottom of Garden Street

1978/9

What did they call the BMW Dealer at the bottom of Garden St

Present name is Sytners but that's quite new

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What did they call the BMW Dealer at the bottom of Garden St

Present name is Sytners but that's quite new

Hallamshire Motor Company.

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Once had a job at Endcliffe Motors on Bramall Lane in the old Albion Brewery

They used to sell Jenson cars.

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Up until the early 1960s Sheffield was well catered for if you liked Fords. Apart from the big three TCH, Brook Shaw, and Autoways, there were also smaller official Ford dealers. At the moment just three come to mind, Palmer Road garage, Turners on Herries Road and one at the junction of Penistone Road/Leppings Lane [later to become Gregory and Dench]. These small independent garages had invested a lot of time and money selling Dagenham products until Ford pulled the plug on them.

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Up until the early 1960s Sheffield was well catered for if you liked Fords. Apart from the big three TCH, Brook Shaw, and Autoways, there were also smaller official Ford dealers. At the moment just three come to mind, Palmer Road garage, Turners on Herries Road and one at the junction of Penistone Road/Leppings Lane [later to become Gregory and Dench]. These small independent garages had invested a lot of time and money selling Dagenham products until Ford pulled the plug on them.

RichardB has just posted a lot of old adverts in the "1960's Adverts" thread which appear to be from contemporary adverts in THE STAR.

Some of them give details of 1960's car dealerships.

1960's adverts

Frank Ropers Motorcycles?

Cross Sythes Motors?

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As far as I know the Moss Motor Company were not car dealers but they were a Sheffield company that offered a cheap way into the sportscar scene. Prices started from £988 + V.A.T. an old Cortina a few tools and a bit of common sense.

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As far as I know the Moss Motor Company were not car dealers but they were a Sheffield company that offered a cheap way into the sportscar scene. Prices started from £988 + V.A.T. an old Cortina a few tools and a bit of common sense.

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Shukers, Broad Street - supplier of Morris cars and Commercials, till the late 60's , - pic 1 shows the main building including petrol station (beside Granellis ) which survived till the late 60's ,before making way for Park Square roundabout - pic 2 shows the other building they owned , including small showroom , just a little further up , which still exists as the "Majick Shop".

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Crabtree and Nicholl Wellington Street Triumph and Rover dealers closed about 79/80

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Did Portland Autos take over from Towngate ?

I seem to remember Portland Autos being down Shalesmoor as well, in fact the building is still called Portland House

As well as being Datsun Dealers they were Seat dealers in the 1980's, they also have had a place on Rutland Road nr Stones Brewery

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Crabtree and Nicholl Wellington Street Triumph and Rover dealers closed about 79/80

Prior to Closure they were Renault dealers

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This is the 3rd interim list compiled from info supplied (and remembered)

Dealer - Make - Address

AFG Nissan - Nissan - Penistone Rd

Autoways (1931) - Ford - Brown St/Shoreham St

Beighton Motor Co - Austin - Rover High St Beighton

Bentleys - Vauxhall - St Mary's Rd

Bentleys - Vauxhall - Saville St

Bentley Bros (Crosspool) - Vauxhall - Manchester Rd

Bramhalls - Vauxhall - Saville St

Brocklehurst - Rootes - Meadowhead

Brook Shaw - Ford - Union St/Charles St

Brook Shaw - Ford - Gibralter St

Charles Clark - Vauxhal - Saville St

City Motors - Peugeot - Ecclesall Rd & Handsworth Rd

Crabtree & Nicholl - Triumph/Rover - Wellington St

Crabtree & Nicholl - Renault - Wellington St

DC Cook - Nissan - Summerfield St

DC Cook - Datsun - Sheaf Gardens

DE Bentley - Reliant - 201 Shoreham St

DE Bentley - Subaro - 201 Shoreham St

Endcliffe Motors - Jenson - Bramall Ln

Eric Stead - British Leyland - Ecclesfield Common (Now Hyundai)

Evans Halshaw - Renault - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Evans Halshaw - Citroen - Penistone Rd

Fred Wilson - Hillman - Leppings Ln

Fred Wilson - Bradfield Rd - (Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam) (Chrysler/Simca/Dodge - Hillsborough Corner)

Gilders - VW - Cambridge St

Gilders - VW - Ecclesall Rd Sth

Gilders - VW - Middlewood Rd

Gilders - Audi - Archer Rd

Gilders - VW/Audi - Meadowhead

GK Ford - Ford - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Gordon Lamb - VW/Audi - Summerfield St

Gordon Lamb - Saab - Ecclesall Rd Sth

GT Cars - Renault - Suffolk Rd

GT Cars - Citroen - Suffolk Rd

Halfway Garage - Vauxhall - Station Rd Halfway

Hallamshire Motor Co - BMW - Garden St/Tenter St (Now Sytners)

Hartwell - Vauxhall - Saville St

Hatfields - Jaguar - Sidney St (Standard, Triumph, Jaguar, Daimler and Bond Equipe)

Hatfields - Jaguar - 95-101 West St (Showroom)

Hatfields - Jaguar - Sharrow Vale Rd

Heeley Bridge - Morris - Heeley Bridge/Broadfield Rd (Morris, MG & Wolseley)

Highfield Motors - Hillman - 174-184 London Rd (Hillman, Humber,Singer & Sunbeam)

Hillsborough Motors - FSO - Langsett Rd

Holmes & Younie - Renault - Suffolk Rd

Kennings - Rolls Royce - Peel St Broomhill

Kennings - BMC - Leadmill Rd

Meersbrook Garage - BMW - 1-7 Meersbrook Rd (BMW & NSU)

Omega Cars - Citroen - Northfield Rd, Crookes

Pentagon - Vauxhall - Saville St

Pickfords - Rootes/Chrysler - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd (Humber, Hillman, Sunbeam & Chrysler) (Also Talbot)

Portland Autos - Nissan - Crookes

Portland Autos - Nissan - Shalesmoor

Portland Autos - Seat - Rutland Rd

Reg Vardy - Renault - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Reg Vardy - Citroen - Penistone Rd

Richardsons - Reliant - Mansfield Rd

Rippon Brothers - Rolls Royce - Ellin St

Robins & Day - Peugeot - Ecclesall Rd & Handsworth Rd

Sandygate Motors - British Leyland - Sandygate Rd

Sentinal Garage - Wartburg - Scotland St

Shukers - Morris - Broad Street

South Yorkshire Motor Co - Hyundai - Marstone Garage, Baslow Rd

TC Harrison - Ford - London Rd

Turret Motors Vauxhall Ecclesall Rd

Turret Motors - Opel - 53 Upper Hanover St

Turret Motors - Vauxhall - Saville St

Wadham Kennings - Rover - Summerfield St

Waggon & Horses - Triumph - 186 Meadowhead

Weir Head Motors - 168-198 Penistone Rd - Austin - Rover

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This is the 3rd interim list compiled from info supplied (and remembered)

Dealer - Make - Address

AFG Nissan - Nissan - Penistone Rd

Autoways (1931) - Ford - Brown St/Shoreham St

Beighton Motor Co - Austin - Rover High St Beighton

Bentleys - Vauxhall - St Mary's Rd

Bentleys - Vauxhall - Saville St

Bentley Bros (Crosspool) - Vauxhall - Manchester Rd

Bramhalls - Vauxhall - Saville St

Brocklehurst - Rootes - Meadowhead

Brook Shaw - Ford - Union St/Charles St

Brook Shaw - Ford - Gibralter St

Charles Clark - Vauxhal - Saville St

City Motors - Peugeot - Ecclesall Rd & Handsworth Rd

Crabtree & Nicholl - Triumph/Rover - Wellington St

Crabtree & Nicholl - Renault - Wellington St

DC Cook - Nissan - Summerfield St

DC Cook - Datsun - Sheaf Gardens

DE Bentley - Reliant - 201 Shoreham St

DE Bentley - Subaro - 201 Shoreham St

Endcliffe Motors - Jenson - Bramall Ln

Eric Stead - British Leyland - Ecclesfield Common (Now Hyundai)

Evans Halshaw - Renault - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Evans Halshaw - Citroen - Penistone Rd

Fred Wilson - Hillman - Leppings Ln

Fred Wilson - Bradfield Rd - (Hillman, Humber, Sunbeam) (Chrysler/Simca/Dodge - Hillsborough Corner)

Gilders - VW - Cambridge St

Gilders - VW - Ecclesall Rd Sth

Gilders - VW - Middlewood Rd

Gilders - Audi - Archer Rd

Gilders - VW/Audi - Meadowhead

GK Ford - Ford - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Gordon Lamb - VW/Audi - Summerfield St

Gordon Lamb - Saab - Ecclesall Rd Sth

GT Cars - Renault - Suffolk Rd

GT Cars - Citroen - Suffolk Rd

Halfway Garage - Vauxhall - Station Rd Halfway

Hallamshire Motor Co - BMW - Garden St/Tenter St (Now Sytners)

Hartwell - Vauxhall - Saville St

Hatfields - Jaguar - Sidney St (Standard, Triumph, Jaguar, Daimler and Bond Equipe)

Hatfields - Jaguar - 95-101 West St (Showroom)

Hatfields - Jaguar - Sharrow Vale Rd

Heeley Bridge - Morris - Heeley Bridge/Broadfield Rd (Morris, MG & Wolseley)

Highfield Motors - Hillman - 174-184 London Rd (Hillman, Humber,Singer & Sunbeam)

Hillsborough Motors - FSO - Langsett Rd

Holmes & Younie - Renault - Suffolk Rd

Kennings - Rolls Royce - Peel St Broomhill

Kennings - BMC - Leadmill Rd

Meersbrook Garage - BMW - 1-7 Meersbrook Rd (BMW & NSU)

Omega Cars - Citroen - Northfield Rd, Crookes

Pentagon - Vauxhall - Saville St

Pickfords - Rootes/Chrysler - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd (Humber, Hillman, Sunbeam & Chrysler) (Also Talbot)

Portland Autos - Nissan - Crookes

Portland Autos - Nissan - Shalesmoor

Portland Autos - Seat - Rutland Rd

Reg Vardy - Renault - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Reg Vardy - Citroen - Penistone Rd

Richardsons - Reliant - Mansfield Rd

Rippon Brothers - Rolls Royce - Ellin St

Robins & Day - Peugeot - Ecclesall Rd & Handsworth Rd

Sandygate Motors - British Leyland - Sandygate Rd

Sentinal Garage - Wartburg - Scotland St

Shukers - Morris - Broad Street

South Yorkshire Motor Co - Hyundai - Marstone Garage, Baslow Rd

TC Harrison - Ford - London Rd

Turret Motors Vauxhall Ecclesall Rd

Turret Motors - Opel - 53 Upper Hanover St

Turret Motors - Vauxhall - Saville St

Wadham Kennings - Rover - Summerfield St

Waggon & Horses - Triumph - 186 Meadowhead

Weir Head Motors - 168-198 Penistone Rd - Austin - Rover

Hi Stuart very well done, its all taking shape now. Towngate Motors on Northfield Road were Datsun dealers, [their Radio Hallam jingle was `Tiptoe down to Towngate`] The name of the business originated from their first premises on Towngate Road Oughtibridge.

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