Oooo, an Eldorado right out front!
Fresno wasn’t a pink Biarritz kind of town, so it’s a bit surprising that the dealer displayed it prominently. I guess GM dealers were desperate enough to try anything in ’58. Unlike most buyers that year, the pink Biarritz customer wasn’t heading for the Rambler dealer.
“a bit surprising that the dealer displayed it prominently.”
Maybe that’s the one the dealer’s wife picked out. 🙂
Reminds me of Bohn Ford in the heart of New Orleans. Multistory garage that must of dated back to the model T era. IIRC, he failed to follow the drift to the suburbs and eventually closed shop.
Love the Olds Fiesta hardtop wagon. Buick, Olds, Chrysler, Mercury and even Rambler all had hardtop wagons in the late ‘50’s. Sadly, they were a short-lived phenomenon. The GM versions were gone in 1959 and the others a few years later.
Nice, some lovely automobiles there .
Very neat building, and apparently it’s still standing too.
From what I can tell, after Fresno Auto Sales closed, the building (constructed in 1917) was sold to an advertising company, which used it for a few years, and then it was renovated into offices and retail stores in the late 1970s. Seems like the building’s been renovated a few other times since then, so I doubt much of the interior is original, but judging from recent photos, the exterior facade seems to have been preserved intact.
I thought Cadillac/Olds was an odd (but common) pairing. Cad/Pontiac would have had less overlap, but perhaps that was too low rent.
Ditto on the Fiesta. Hen’s teeth now.
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