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The Old Car Dealer Dept.

1973 Yellow Pages ad

The sign over the door says “Rakwood Building.” Once home to Bilsco Auto Service, Inc., the Rakwood sits at 2301 Main St. in Buffalo, now home to a Kung Fu studio and a TV sales and repair shop. Back in 1973, when this ad ran in the Yellow Pages, Bilsco was selling Fiats, Jaguars, Land Rovers, and the British Leyland line. The Jaguar E-Type, still thought by many to be the most beautiful production car ever made, now had a big V-12 engine stuffed under the bonnet, and — horrors! — a back seat, suitable, as Jaguar put it, for two children. Hopefully two children who got along well, because they were in pretty close quarters back there!
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

2301 Main St., Buffalo, N.Y. today

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