Mercury dealer

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Mercury dealer

Post by Socalef9 » 28 Feb 2018, 21:23

Is there any way to track down information on old Mercury dealers? As my car's b-day is fast approaching, i'm interested in seeing some pictures or learning about the dealer where my car was first sold.

Per the Marti report:

Dealer_name Security Linc-Merc inc
Dealer_address 1800 s figueroa st, los angeles, ca 90015
Dealer_number 52a460

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Re: Mercury dealer

Post by GavinS » 28 Feb 2018, 22:35

What have you tried so far for web searches?

Have you reached out to Phil Parcells or Jim Pinkerton to see if either of them have photos in their files?

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Re: Mercury dealer

Post by CATHOUSE » 28 Feb 2018, 23:03

You could try to google the dealership. Another place to check would be with a local historical society, provided that there is one for a given area.

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Re: Mercury dealer

Post by Cougar1 » 01 Mar 2018, 05:31

The dealership name and address is in the national database but I do not have pictures of that dealership.
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Re: Mercury dealer

Post by sjrdcr » 01 Mar 2018, 07:08

I too, have been searching for any information, photos, or dealer memorabilia from the dealership that sold my Cougar originally. I did google the name but didn't come up with much. I was able to find a matchbook cover on e-bay. If anyone has any additional info, I would appreciate it. The dealer was Fiore Lincoln Mercury located at 5600 Sixth Ave in Altoona, PA. Thanks.

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Re: Mercury dealer

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 01 Mar 2018, 18:14

You guys may have already come across this site, but maybe not. Quite a few dealers listed here, some with a bit of history on name changes and years of operation.

I hope you find this useful, or at least interesting.

http://www.oneownercollectorcar.com/ind ... ry-lincoln
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Re: Mercury dealer

Post by zman » 01 Mar 2018, 19:13

There should be a sticky on this topic.

Tried finding info on mine as well. Found nothing.

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Re: Mercury dealer

Post by Socalef9 » 02 Mar 2018, 01:39

GavinS wrote:
28 Feb 2018, 22:35
What have you tried so far for web searches?

Have you reached out to Phil Parcells or Jim Pinkerton to see if either of them have photos in their files?

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All i have tried is several different variations of google and ebay searches. I have not found anything at all. My goal is to find some pics, but i would really LOVE to find some old license plate frames

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Re: Mercury dealer

Post by Socalef9 » 02 Mar 2018, 01:40

Cougar1 wrote:
01 Mar 2018, 05:31
The dealership name and address is in the national database but I do not have pictures of that dealership.
Jim Pinkerton
Thank you for checking, Sir.

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Re: Mercury dealer

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 02 Mar 2018, 10:50

For your google search, you can also use the address and look up what business is currently on that spot. Sometimes it is still a dealership, but with a different name. From there, a few phone calls to the current business may yield some info ~ maybe a few names of "old timers" that used to work there. If you have names and a town, it's not too hard to find a phone number from there.
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