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Turret Motors were just off glossop road in 70/80s just round the corner from hendersons relish factory used to be an opel dealership moved to ecclesall road about 81/ 82. I think the saville street site used to be bentley bros who moved from one side of the road to other in the late 70s

Some of these cars dealerships seem to have had 5 different names / owners in the last 30 years.

That seems to indicate that car dealers don't last long, on average only about 6 years.

Perhaps we should be recording the addresses of car dealership premises and then tracking who owned them and what they sold over time.

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Lamb's had a place on Ecclesall Rd South, at the top end of the shops opposite Ecclesall Church, but I can't remember what they sold there, and of course Gilders had their VW place at the junction of Psalter Lane and Ecclesall Rd until recently.

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Sat here thinking, tapping my head like Winnie the Pooh, Think....Think....

Turret Motors - Eccleshall Road - Vauxhall

Pickfords - Eccleshall Road - Rootes Group / Chrysler

Charles Clark - Vauxhall (original owners escapes me at the moment!)

Weir Head Motors - Austin Rover

Beighton Motor Company - Beighton - Austin Rover

Pickfords Ecclesall Rd, that't the one I was trying to remember, that would be late 60's to mid 70's I think, the site was later Vardy's and now Evans Halshaw. It might even have been a Kennings at one time, anyone remember? I feel a senior moment coming on.... :blink:

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Pickfords Ecclesall Rd, that't the one I was trying to remember, that would be late 60's to mid 70's I think, the site was later Vardy's and now Evans Halshaw. It might even have been a Kennings at one time, anyone remember? I feel a senior moment coming on.... :blink:

Yes it used to be GK Ford, I bought a Ford Granada from there in 1991 ish

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Lamb's had a place on Ecclesall Rd South, at the top end of the shops opposite Ecclesall Church, but I can't remember what they sold there, and of course Gilders had their VW place at the junction of Psalter Lane and Ecclesall Rd until recently.

Didn't Gordon Lamb's sell Saabs there?

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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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Omega Cars

Northfield Road, Crookes

Citroen - 1978

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D.E. Bentley

?01 Shoreham Street

Reliant - 1978

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Autoways (1931) Ltd.

Brown Street

Ford - 1979

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Fred Wilson - (Advert)

Hillsborough Corner,

Chrysler, Simca, Dodge. - 1978

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He also remembers these:

A dealers called SKIPPER

Toyota agents - 1978/9

Subaru at Shoreham Steet.

Could have been a change of franchise for Bentleys?

BMW dealers ?

Bottom of Garden Street

1978/9

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To add a comment on my post above.

It's interesting to note that of all the brochures he's got, his favorites, and I must say the ones I found more interesting, are the mundane stuff like the Simcas, Austin Maestro, Morris Marina, Sunbeam Talbot, Fiat 126 etc. rather than all the flashy stuff.

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another source for info ....any avid football fans of EITHER club -or more so ,collectors of football programmes from the 60's-70's -80-s ect , will find a load of adverts inside from all the local car dealers / sponsers , as they still do now. ;-)

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This is the 1st interim list compiled from info supplied (and remembered)

Dealer - Make - Address

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

Brocklehurst - ?? - 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

DC Cook Nissan - ? - Summerfield St

DE Bentley - Reliant - 201 Shoreham St

DE Bentley - Subaro - 201 Shoreham St

Evans Halshaw - Renault - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Evans Halshaw - Citroen - Penistone Rd

Fred Wilson - Hillman - Leppings Ln

Fred Wilson - Hilsborough Corner - Chrysler/Simca/Dodge

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

Hartwell - Vauxhall - Saville St

Hatfields - Jaguar - Brown St

Hatfields - Jaguar - Sharrow Vale Rd

Holmes & Younie - Renault - Suffolk Rd

Kennings - Rolls Royce - Peel St Broomhill

Kennings - ?? - Leadmill Rd

Omega Cars - Citroen - Northfield Rd, Crookes

Pentagon - Vauxhall - Saville St

Pickfords - Rootes/Chrysler - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Reg Vardy - Renault - 246-274 Ecclesall Rd

Reg Vardy - Citroen - Penistone Rd

Robins & Day - Peugeot - Ecclesall Rd & Handsworth Rd

TC Harrison - Ford - London Rd

Turret Motors Vauxhall Ecclesall Rd

Turret Motors - Opel - Gloosop Rd

Turret Motors - Vauxhall - Saville St

Wadham Kennings - Rover - Summerfield St

Weir Head Motors - Austin - Rover

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This is the 1st interim list compiled from info supplied (and remembered)

Dealer - Make - Address

Kennings - ?? - Leadmill Rd

Kennings Leadmill Rd, in later years it was a British Leyand/BMC/Austin/ Morris Dealer, what did it start out as Austin, Morris, Rover or what

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.....DC COOK at Sheaf Gardens was the first dealer in Yorkshire to import and sell the then unknown Datsun cars in the early 70's (later renamed Nissan)

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William George Slack Motor dealer 658 (back of) Abbeydale Road; h. 682 Abbeydale Road (White's 1911)

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William Wilson carriage & motor car builders & garage (& Son Limited) Cambridge Street & Backfields ( White's 1911)

If they build 'em, I suppose they either sold 'em or sold them to other people who sold 'em.

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Thomas Stanley Manager, Royal Monarch Cycle & Motor Co. 24 & 26 Bow Street (White's 1911)

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Frederic Samson Moulson Broomhill Motor Co., h. 34 Dover Road (White's 1919)

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Charles Portass & Son Limited Motor car manufacturers & engineers 64 & 74 & 14 Broadfield Road; h. 18 St Ronan's Road (White's 1919)

and

Stanley M Portass (C Portass & Son Limited) motor car manufacturers & engineers h. 48 Wake Road (White's 1919)

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Simplex Motor Works Ltd. Tinsley (White's 1919)

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Walter G Thorpe Branch manager, Albion Motor Car Co. Ltd. h. Broombank, Grindleford (White's 1919)

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Sheffield Motor Co. Limited, automoblie engineers & motor body builders 218 to 226 West Street (White's 1919)

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The Tolputt Company, motor & aeroplane engineers & manufacturers 178-184 London Road (White's 1919)

this one sounds interesting.

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James & Co. (Sheffield) Limited Motor engineers & dealers 263 Ecclesall Road (White's 1919)

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William Leonard Adams The Vete Motor & Cycle Co. h. 58 Earl Marshal Road (White's 1919)

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W G Thorpe Branch manager, Albion Motor Car Co. Stirling Chambers, Campo Lane (White's 1919)

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Henderson Side-Cars, Motor car manufacturers 73 Fitzwilliam Street (White's 1919)

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Harry & Herbert Day Motor car garage proprietor (Day & Sons), Smilter Lane, h. 9 Horndean Road (White's 1919)

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