Not the five millionth Ford and from a Ford dealer since 1903!-Photo

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 09:30 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Miller, Sequim WA on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 01:01 am:

William Hughson was the first and largest Ford Dealerships in California. He first started a Hardware store in San Fransisco, if I remember right. He then started selling Model T's before there were dealerships. He personally communicated with Henry Ford and went to see him in Detroit many times. This might be him in the car.
Fred


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 02:05 am:

William Hughson met Henry Ford long before the Model T. Somewhere in one of my books I have read that during the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake he used some of his rescued cars from his dealership to transport injured people to hospital. Also see the link I have added here, under " Dealer History " at the bottom of the page on the link. Best regards, John

http://media.ford.com/article_print.cfm?article_id=15454


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 11:18 pm:

I bought parts at Hughson Ford in San Francisco a few times.
It has been closed for about 30 years.
They advertised that they were the world's oldest Ford dealer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Brewer - NorCal on Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:23 am:

I was working down Van Ness Avenue at a Cadillac dealership when Hughson closed, and thought it a shame that Ford didn't step in to try and save their oldest store. They had a 1903 Model A in the showroom, I wonder where it is now?

Hughson Model A


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Deichmann, Blistrup, Denmark on Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 01:59 am:

F. Bülow in Copenhagen was among the first Ford dealers in Europe, but I just had to check their website: The became exclusive Ford agent in 1906.
http://www.bylow.dk/wss/bylow.asp?page=9777

But they are still in business - just not as car dealer any more.


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