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Son Motors …

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Son Motors is on the right hand side of this image, next to Muldon Motor Company.  I personally do not remember Sons Motors in downtown Pensacola, since they were around in the 1950’s and I was born in 1953.  The photo above I have posted before, but it is the only exterior view I have of Son Motors and I just wanted to re-post it so you can see where it was located.  The rest are all interior views and are ones that I do not believe I have posted before.  Below is a view that I have just recently worked on …

I do not know if this was their showroom or not or if this was their garage converted to a showroom for these cars to be displayed in.  From another angle …

The sign above the car reads, “Imperial 1956 “.  Below is another view …

This lady is in several of the photos and I do not know who she is … maybe one of the owners or could even be their daughter?

These could be the owners … someone told me that their last name was ” Son “, but I have never heard that name before.  And finally, here is one of their work trucks.

Nice looking truck!  Notice the phone number on the side: HE 2-7191 … the HE stood for Hemlock, then later changed to  ” 43  ” when Southern Bell when to all numbers.  I never understood why they used a word for the first two digits on your phone number … maybe they just thought it was easier to remember.  I have a few more interior views from this negative envelope that I will work-up and post later.  If anyone remembers Son Motors, please let us hear from you.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

April 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

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  1. The Pensacola Buggy Works was also downtown in the 60’s. Owned by the Turner family, it was the first Chevrolet dealership in Pensacola I believe.



    March 2, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    • I wish I could find something of the Buggy Works, but I have not run across any. Thanks for commenting … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      March 5, 2013 at 6:21 pm

  2. This was Son Motor Company. The man & woman photo is of Jac Son and his mother. His father passed away and left Jac and his mother. They were Chrysler/Desoto dealer. Later became Pensacola Chrysler Plymouth in Car City.


    Paul Fivesh

    March 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

    • I have wondered about who they were. I lady commented a while back that she was planning on writing something about the history of Son Motors and I told her that I would not mind sharing these photos if you needed them. Thanks for writing … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      March 5, 2013 at 6:28 pm

  3. I guess at one time, all car dealerships were located in downtown Pensacola. I can remember lusting after the ‘new’ 1955 Pontiac 2 door Hardtops on display in Vince Whibbs Pontiac when it was also located on Palafox just south of Son Motors. Vince Whibbs Pontiac moved out on Navy Blvd sometime in the early 1960’s I believe.


    Wayne Craig

    August 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    • I did not know that Vince Whibbs Pontiac was ever located downtown. I am surprised that I have not gotten any comments at all about Son Motors. They were before my time and I have more that I plan to post about them, but I have just never gotten around to cleaning up the images since no one ever comments about them. I am sure that I will in the future, just to have something to post. Thanks for the comment … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 31, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      • There was a Pontiac dealership downtown Pensacola but I’m not 100 percent sure that it was Vince Whibbs at that time. I know that it was Vince Whibbs when it was on Navy Blvd – I bought a used 1962 Pontiac Bonneville there.


        Wayne Craig

        September 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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