Old Car Dealer Dept.
by Jim Corbran - posted 9:24 pm, January 12, 2010
What is often still remembered as the home of Tinney Cadillac at 2421 Main St. in Buffalo, was opened in 1929 as the main showroom for the Buffalo-built Pierce-Arrow motorcar. Tinney, who opened his dealership in 1954, sold out to Braun Cadillac in the 1980s. The building sat vacant after Braun moved to Depew in the 1990s, until being bought and refurbished by Greater Buffalo Savings Bank. The Art Deco building is still famous as one of Buffalo’s architectural gems, and the showroom area currently houses a First Niagara bank branch.
Back when this Buffalo Evening News ad ran in the November 3, 1961 editions, the 1962 models were on the showroom floor, and prices ranged from $5,025 for the Series 62 hardtop coupe, to $9,937 for the Series 75 9-passenger limousine (of which only 904 were built). The used 1960 models in the ad were originally priced from $4,892 for the Series 62 hardtop coupe to $13,075 for the Eldorado Brougham hardtop sedan.
Jim Corbran, You Auto Know