|Sellers Service Station|
It was reported in the April 1967 edition of Standard Triumph Review that:
Increasingly evident among StandardTriumph dealers in the rural areas is the trend towards providing improved facilities and accommodation. The small, go-ahead dealer who takes the initiative. in building premises which reflect the quality of the product he sells, is no longer the exception. Among these forward-looking dealerships is that of Sellers Service Station, Barrowby High Road, Grantham, where there is double reason for the proverbial 'pat-on-theback'.
Their new garage and showroom, opened a few months ago, mirrors not only their progressive outlook but also a determination worthy of commendation. Apart from some technical help by a local builder, the improvements were carried out solely by Mr. J. Sellers, the proprietor, and his staff, and the change is apparent from the 'before' and 'after' pictures on this page.
Management and sales representatives from Standard-Triumph attended the opening ceremony at the new buildings.
|Sellers Service Station after modernisation|
Triumph Garages in GranthamI wrote about North Road Garage in a previous blog post in March 2016: https://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealers-7-flying-heralds.html.
|Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam|
October 1955, 1959 and August 1961
Empire Garage (Grantham) Ltd, Brook Street
February 1965, September 1968
North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd, 56 London Road
Sellers Service Station, Barrowby High Road
March 1972, March 1974
North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd, 56 London Road,NG31 6EW are listed as a distributor for Triumph cars
North Road Garages (Grantham) Ltd, 56 London Road,NG31 6EW are listed as a distributor for Land Rover, Rover and Triumph cars.
Victor Wood of Grantham, Spittlegate Level NG31 7UH are listed as Austin Rover distributor
Caythorpe Motors Ltd, 7 Old Lincoln Road, Caythorpe NG32 3DF are listed as a dealer for Austin Rover
Plea for informationIf you have any more information or recollections about Sellers Service Station, photos of window stickers, dealer badges or sill plates etc please let me know. I can be contacted via the comments to this post or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.weblin
Further information and sourcesLink to the other articles in this series.
Link to face book page: Triumph Car Dealers.
Link to my Triumph Car Dealers Flickr gallery of images I have found on Flickr.
I have a collection of Standard Triumph car dealer directories: http://vitessesteve.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/triumph-car-dealer-directories.html
Picture credits:Sellers Service Station - Standard Triumph Review; Empire Garage truck outside its premises on Brook Street in 1956. From Sam Ballaam on the http://www.granthammatters.co.uk website.