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Old car dealer dept.

...from the 1968 Yellow Pages

...from the 1968 Yellow Pages

Paul Wilson Chevrolet, located at 27 Main St. in North Tonawanda, was just one of many automotive users of the building over the years… Begole, Leiphart, Joe Basil (yes, that Joe Basil), and finally, Flanigan Chevrolet were some of the names to adorn the facade before Flanigan abandoned the joint for new digs on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst — which eventually became Amherst Chevrolet before turning into another abandoned building a few years ago. The building in North Tonawanda, after sitting empty for what seemed like forever to its neighbors, recently was bought and refurbished and is now home to Ridege Furniture Warehouse.

27 Main St., N. Tonawanda today

27 Main St., N. Tonawanda today

Back in 1968 when this ad was running in the Yellow Pages, you could buy a new Chevy Caprice 4-door hardtop like the one pictured for $3,271. Or if you were a bit more thrifty, the 6-cyl. Bel Air 4-door was a mere $2,723.

...from the brochure, 1968 Caprice

...from the brochure, 1968 Caprice

...from the brochure, 1968 Bel Air

...from the brochure, 1968 Bel Air

If you’re the adventurous type, with deep pockets, there’s an Impala convetible on eBay with a Buy-It-Now price of $64,950! It has the Super Sport option (the SS ceased being a separate model in 1968) with the 427 engine. And the guy is only asking about 20 times what it cost new in 1968. Happy bidding! Click here to see it.

1968 Impala conv. on eBay

1968 Impala SS427 on eBay