Old car dealer dept.
by Jim Corbran - posted 9:08 pm, July 3, 2009
So it turns out that that most ironic funeral home name, Amigone (Am I Gone?), wasn’t always just a funeral home name. As this ad from November, 1955 points out, Phil Amigone Pontiac, Inc. was one of America’s largest Pontiac dealers, and it was right there on Southside Parkway in South Buffalo. Yeah, I know the ad says McKinley Parkway at Abbott Road, but if you were to stand at that corner, Amigone’s was right there too, a stone’s throw from the intersection. I can remember passing by this place many Sundays on the way to Grandma’s house.
These days it’s a day care center; but back when the ad ran, Friendly Phil, besides pushing the new 1956 Pontiacs, was trying to unload these beauties: ’54 Ford Tudor, Shiny Black, Radio, Heater, Low Mileage – $1,199; or if you were on more of a budget, how about a ’50 Plymouth Sedan, Blue Finish, Loaded – $199. A real bargoon!