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From Bruce Rahlf:

Windshield Ice Scraper from Ed's Motors, a AMC dealer in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Used to be Ed's Rambler until the new logo, then just Ed's Motors.

[NOTE: Bruce has a number of these scrapers for sale as of March 2019.  He said he had them in Red, White and Yellow. Plus shipping. Will combine. I have quite a few of these.  Contact him via his Facebook page or reply to the thread in the "AMC CARS & PARTS Buy Sell Trade American Motors Corp" Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMCbuyandsell/permalink/1495660307231072/?sale_post_id=1495660307231072

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Ice Scrapers from Eds Motors
MARC MONTONI - Grand Junction CO - www.AMONational.com #656 - www.AMCRC.com #62
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69 Ambassador 2 dr ht 290
71 Ambassador 4 dr
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Billduff Motors
Edgewood MD

John Boksz: This dealership was 25 minutes or so northeast of Baltimore in Harford County.  Edgewood was the town.  Not far from Where Cal Ripken grew up and still owns a minor league ballpark in Aberdeen Md. We put on a AMCRC show in that area back in 2000.  The Kilduffs came out and thanked us for bringing a show to the area.  Here are a bunch of great pictures from that show.






Building still stands.




MARC MONTONI - Grand Junction CO - www.AMONational.com #656 - www.AMCRC.com #62
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69 Ambassador 2 dr ht 390
69 Ambassador 2 dr ht 290
71 Ambassador 4 dr
1990 Dodge Monaco
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Southside AMC-Jeep
Philadelphia, in the Phila Airport Automall

Josh Greenplate says this dealer is "still in business as a Chrysler dealer owned by the same family. At one time Southside was one of the top AMC dealers in the nation for volume, along with Reedman Toll AMC just outside of the city and also still around selling Chrysler’s (and everything else)."

Gregory Gentile commented in an AMC group confirming that the dealership is indeed still in his family and doing business in other brands.  Check out his comment here.

Based on the sign in the window advertising the “new” Pacer wagon and a couple of 1976 Gremlins on the lot, this picture was probably taken in 1977 or possibly late 76.  The "All New" Buyer Protection Plan II puts it about the same time.  Later 1976 or 1977.






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MARC MONTONI - Grand Junction CO - www.AMONational.com #656 - www.AMCRC.com #62
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71 Ambassador 4 dr
1990 Dodge Monaco
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Hoyt Stephens Motors 
Decatur, GA

Chris Lewis posted in an AMC Facebook group and provided this photo of his grandfather's dealership:


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Vollmer Motors 
New Brighton, PA

Scott Watson posted in an AMC Facebook group and provided this photo of of Vollmer Motors as of June, 2019:


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71 Ambassador 4 dr
1990 Dodge Monaco
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Castle Motors
Chula Vista CA

Jason Godwin posted in an AMC Facebook group about an AMC dealership license frame from Castle Rambler in Chula Vista.  Photo taken by Jason Godwin in June, 2019:



Here is the owner, Jim Peltier, as he appeared in his newspaper ads at the time.



Peltier passed away in 2014.  Here is his obit: James Paul Peltier, 1921 - 2014

"Jim was a Navy pilot in WWII and again during the Korean conflict. In all he piloted 17 types of airplanes. After his tour of duty at North Island he remained in Coronado and later became an automobile dealer in Chula Vista and National City. Jim is survived by his wife Midge Robertson Peltier and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial and reception will be held at the San Diego Country Club, 88 L Street, Chula Vista, Calif. at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014."



Here he is in his later years.




I found some old newspaper ads that said the address was at 3rd and E St., Chula Vista.  Of the buildings still on that corner, can't really tell if the Castle Rambler building(s) are among those shown on Google Maps.



Peltier also owned a Plymouth franchise.






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MARC MONTONI - Grand Junction CO - www.AMONational.com #656 - www.AMCRC.com #62
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69 Ambassador 2 dr ht 290
71 Ambassador 4 dr
1990 Dodge Monaco
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Art sl*gley Rambler
Fontana CA

Loren McAfee posted in an AMC Facebook group about an AMC dealership license frame from Art sl*gley Rambler in Fontana CA.  Photo taken by Loren McAfee in June, 2019:




I found some old newspaper archives with advertisements that said the address was 17338 Foothill, Fontana.  This is what shows upoo at that address now -- looks like an old dealership building to me.  From Google Street View:



I could not find any more information about the dealership's namesake.




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MARC MONTONI - Grand Junction CO - www.AMONational.com #656 - www.AMCRC.com #62
64 Classic ht 327 / Twin Stick
69 Ambassador 2 dr ht 390
69 Ambassador 2 dr ht 290
71 Ambassador 4 dr
1990 Dodge Monaco
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Pacerman,

Regarding your offer to provide the Lloyd Motors document, my father built the building in the mid 1950, I got my first car from the Used Car Lot (a 1947 Ford Coupe that was a trade in!

Would like to hear from you.
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Refresh my memory please.  What document did I offer?  Glad to help if I can. Joe
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