Friday, July 27, 2012

New Car Dealers in Erie, PA 1965 pt.1

1965 General Telephone Co. listing of new car dealers.
  Let's see how many of these new car dealers you recognize from the 1965 GenTel phone book. Here they are in no particular order: Don Rogala's, Blystone's, Maxson Buick, Plumpton Buick, Roth Motors, Reslink & Wiggers, Dailey's Chevrolet, Walker Brothers Buick-Chevrolet (the Detroit discount dealer), Meyers Chevrolet, Cramer Motors, Dahl Motors, Murphy's Mercury, Davis Ford, Girard Auto Sales, Mackay-Swift, Meadowcroft Dodge City, Times Square Motors, Ferraro Ford, Foreign Car Village, Pete Oatess Motors, Plack & Crandall.

Dailey's Chevrolet was located at 1925 State Street (on the east side of State) where Dave Hallman's is now. Here's a cool commercial for the 1965 Chevrolet line-up, promoted by some of the top TV stars in character:

Here's a link to New Car Dealers in Erie, PA 1965 pt.2:


  1. I bought my first car at Pierce Motor Sales in North East in 1975.

    How many times did Harris Ford on East 12th Street burn down in the 60s? I see it's listed here.

  2. Larry and Jean MinichAugust 2, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    How great to see, Bill and Jean Davis were just here from Florida, he will be glad to see this listing.