Harry Sharp’s used car lot, was located at 2009 West Washington Street in Indianapolis, fairly near to the then closed Duesenberg Factory situated at 1501 West Washington. This circa 1940-’42 photo shows Sharp’s stock-in-trade which was mainly four to five-year-old clean used cars and trucks, visible on the rear row of the front lot. A small blackboard at the left-front of the property lists 1934 to’37 offered for sale.
On the far-right of the rear of the lot behind the Art Deco office is a sizeable circa-1932 sedan and the back lot contains a number of early-to-mid-1930 cars and trucks. Harry Sharp also operated a Ford dealership in Indianapolis, and it is possible the 1940 Ford Tudor sedan parked in front of the office was a new salesman’s demonstrator, used to drum up a few new car sales.
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