Prospect Motors was a Ford New Car Dealer at the time this image was taken by the Photographic Department of the Ford Motor Company. The date was April 25, 1941, and Prospect Motor’s used car lot was located somewhere along Coney Island Ave., the thoroughfare stretches about six miles long north and south in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. The name of the side street on the far right is not legible on the street sign, although “PL” meaning “Place” can be seen after the roadway’s name.
The oldest car offered for sale is a 1933 or ’34 Packard and the newest automobiles appear to be Fords dating to the late-193os. The last truck on the far left of the line is a new 1941 model, and it was common at the time for car dealers to sell their new trucks on the used car lot.
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