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The Old Car Dealer Dept.

Buffalo Evening News ad, October 22, 1964

Back in October of 1964, Kenmore Motors, located at 3330 Delaware Ave., was advertising the new 1965 Fords. This particular Buffalo Evening News ad from October 22nd featured the Mustang convertible, which listed for a mere $2,614. It wasn’t, however, the only Ford convertible available that year — you could also buy a Falcon ($2,481), Thunderbird ($4,953), or full-sized Galaxie 500 ($2,950) or 500XL ($3,498). Ford’s brochure bragged that the Galaxie’s convertible top was “…easy enough for the most petite woman driver to operate.” They just don’t write copy like that anymore!”

3330 Delaware Ave., Kenmore N.Y. today

A Ford dealership for 35 years, the building was last occupied by Jim Doyle Ford which closed in 2007. It still remains empty.

brochure photo: '65 Galaxie 500

brochure photo: '65 Falcon Futura

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

  • Harold Wallace Sr.

    Hey Jimmy thanks for getting me started in the car business hope you will always do great things for you and your family. I still remember you told me to stop digging a ditch(smile)when I took that cobra for lunch and came back a half hour late. But Jim you told us to test all the cars. Tell Cathy Hi! Sincerely Harold

    Oh Yeah I spoke to Charlie Bench AN Little Jimmy when I applied at David Ford thinking of selling cars again.