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Re: Lost Car Dealerships

what about archers Yugo langside,stupid me in my youth 1989. new car only2999 quid ,as advertised daily record .took the bait and purchased it .model was Yugo 311 dark blue,all seemed well at first,front wheel drive ,modern fiat derived engine.but soon after with maybe 150 miles on it gearbox oil l...
by Hendry
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:30 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Lost Car Dealerships
Replies: 163
Views: 49967

Re: Lost Car Dealerships

Who remembers BMC / BL / Austin-Rover dealer Queensborough Motors in Hyndland? There were three locations: - a showroom on Clarence Drive beside the railway bridge - workshops / service and parts in Queensborough Gardens either side of the pedestrian tunnel entrance to Hyndland Station - a petrol-s...
by Hendry
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:06 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Lost Car Dealerships
Replies: 163
Views: 49967

Re: Lost Car Dealerships

As of September last year they also have a Mercedes franchise, they took over John R Weir and now run 5 Merc garages, although I believe they are still retaining the JR Weir name or at the very least simply being called Mercedes Benz of Perth for example. Much like the way BMW branches are called Ha...
by Hendry
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:03 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Lost Car Dealerships
Replies: 163
Views: 49967

Re: Lost Car Dealerships

Was there any previous dealers in the city on the high end Sports or luxury cars, i remeber Ritchies on shields road had the Ferrari Franchise during the 70s/ early 80s and Glen henderson in Bearsden with the Porsche franchise, was there anyone with the likes of lamborghini, Aston Martin, Rolls Roy...
by Hendry
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Lost Car Dealerships
Replies: 163
Views: 49967

Re: Lost Car Dealerships

What abour Weirs the Datsun people. Did they not have a showroom on Dumbarton Road near Byres Road/Church street? Seem to remember being in there late 80's when it became Nissan. I remember that showroom if you mean the one at the corner of Thurso St & Dumbarton Rd when it was Peter Holmes, a B...
by Hendry
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Lost Car Dealerships
Replies: 163
Views: 49967

Re: Lost Car Dealerships

The other PRM franchise was Austin and Rover cars. I found an article stating that they were to open a Toyota outlet in Paisley in 1990 but it never happened. I also read a couple of articles which said they had branches in Hillington and Kilmarnock which I can find no trace of. Anyone remember Lyle...
by Hendry
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:24 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Lost Car Dealerships
Replies: 163
Views: 49967

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