Today’s feature image is a view of a Willys-Overland dealership located in Tampa, Florida. Many of the auto and truck markers sales agencies were small affairs and usually situated in the low-rent district of cities and towns across the country.
Sunshine Motors Inc. was an exception that was located at 200 South Tampa Street in the City, housed in a bright and modern showroom and an older two-story building. A Diamond Match Company office was also sited in the building.
The photo and the enlargeable sections of it below shot on November 10, 1948, contain a “Jeepster,” styled by industrial and auto designer Brooks Stevens showcased in the corner window in the first of its four-year production run. Behind it is a two-toned Jeep “Station Wagon” (two-wheel drive) or a “Utility Wagon” (four-wheel drive) and three other vehicles; two pickup trucks are parked out in front of the facility.
Share with us what you find of interest in the photographs below by Robinson and French courtesy of the University of South Florida at Tampa.