Charlie Stuart an Indianapolis, Indiana car dealer sold both Studebaker and later Oldsmobile automobiles from the 1940s to the ’70s in the City. Stuart also handled the Indianapolis 500 pace cars for Studebaker in 1952 and later in 1960 the Oldsmobile.
Today’s photos are dated by the source to 1948 and show views from both sides of Stuart’s used car sales lot. As the signage indicates, the facility offered both retail sales to the public and wholesale purchases to car dealers. In later years the car seller also conducted used car auctions. The exact location in Indianapolis where the images were taken is not known, although at this time it appears that 1125 North Meridian Street in the City was the site if the Dealer’s central office.
Share with us what you find of interest in this image, and tell us more about the automobiles available for sale. The photograph is courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia.