Here's some photos showing various areas of the William McKay Ford Dealership in 1926.
Enjoy the photos!
The pictures are just great. The equipment looks so simple and so clean, make my barn look like a junk pile....
Now that's a wrecker I would love to see back on the road.
The link shows a perfect example of why I don't think there are as many "original" cars out there as some may think. This can also be why there seems to be small variants in many cars. The worker's job was to repair used cars and get them out on the used car lot. And, I'm pretty sure this would have occurred at all dealers--Ford or not. To think that dealers would take the time to "restore" a vehicle is just believing in Santa.
There was a William O. McKay Ford dealer in Seattle in the '40s and at least '50s, don't know how much later.
Wonder if there were some in other cities of if this is the one I remember?
The building looks about right.
It's probably the same place, I doubt there'd be more than one William McKay Ford dealer unless he owned multiple dealers.
609 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, Washington
Is Santa not real?
Even in the salesroom drip pans are needed under new cars
My Grandpa bought his 1924 TT new from Wm. O. McKay Ford.
Awesome pics Luke. Thanks for posting. On the back wall in the showroom pic.... do you suppose that is a photo of Mr. Ford?
Luke, those are very interesting pics of a Ford dealership! I have a Coupe just like the ones in the first pic and it was interesting to see the offset license plate and tail light on these cars. I have often wondered why Ford slightly "offset"
the light and plate that way, When I was restoring my car I noticed that when I finally found a correct tire carrier for it. Wonder why.
Ken is right on about finding 'original' Model T's. Its not going to happen much if at all. Even at that the one owner T's will have a few parts on them from the year before when they were assembling them on the line. Model T's were probably the best swapped parts used cars there ever was. A lot of parts would interchange as we all should know.
Great pics and very informative!
On the display table in the showroom pic... it appears there is a set of late brake shoes and next to them the smaller early shoes, a 26 coil box and an earlier coil box, a 3 dip pan cover and a 4 dip pan cover, a Holley vaporizer unit and a standard NH carb and I can't tell what is in the upper right corner of the table. Below appears to be a couple of wrenches?
That looks just like Tony's barn, only bigger. Tony has nothing to be ashamed of. You should see his chain hoist! He can pull out an engine on the ground floor and pull it all the way to the loft where his machinery is!
Anyone else notice the padded, soft top Couplet in the Engine Dept. photo - third one down ?