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W R Jones Used Cars …

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Bill Jones Used Car Lot  1  _ RTP _ SFW

The only thing that I am fairly sure of is that this car lot was on the corner of Garden and Pace Blvd ( and I am not even 100% sure of this being Pace and Garden ).  At one time this corner was the location for Astro Lincoln-Mercury before they moved out to Car City on Highway 29 North.  Here are several more views …


Bill Jones Used Car Lot  2 _ RTP _ SFW

Bill Jones Used car Lot  3_ RTP _ SFW

The old cars are interesting to see and also look at all of the oil stains in the road…one thing that I have noticed from all of these road photos that I have worked on over the last few years is how much oil you find on the streets.  These cars back in the 1940’s and 50’s must have leaked oil like a sieve … I have often wondered if it could have been inferior gaskets made out of cork back in those days.  Whatever the problem, it was something that needed to be fixed.  Any comment about any of this is appreciated.  I have several more posts ready to go and I will put them up next week.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

November 14, 2014 at 12:33 pm

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  1. I can remember a used car lot somewhere on Pace Blvd.around Garden St. in the 1950s – it could have been this one. I sold a 1949 Chevy to this lot in 1957 just before I left for overseas duty in the USAF. I had purchased the Chevy in while I was stationed in Altus, Oklahoma for $200 and drove it back to Pensacola and sold it to the car lot for 100 bucks. Funny that you mentioned the oil problem. On my drive from Oklahoma, I burned 8 quarts of oil – LOL! It was like every time I stopped at a service station, I could say “Check the gas and filler’ up with oil”. :)


    Wayne Craig

    December 26, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    • This was before my memory started to kick in. I was born in 1953 so a lot of these images from the 1950’s mean nothing to me except in stories that I used to hear. Thanks for looking and please check back in the new year … I have a few posts ready to go, it is just sitting down and writing them up. Frank


      Frank Hardy

      December 31, 2014 at 8:37 am

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