Walter E. Allen’s Chrysler-Plymouth Dealership was located at 13th St and North Harvey Ave in Oklahoma City, OK, and this image is one of a series of photos of the service department we will be sharing with you.
This postcard image courtesy of The Okchomesellers Team shows the Dealership back in its heyday, the building has survived as is visible in this image of it today. It appears that Allen may have had this structure built post-war and it is reported that he operated it between 1946 to ’55 when he retired and moved to Florida. In 1956 it became a Chevrolet agency.
Allen apparently knew that the service department in a car dealership was where the profit was made and outfitted his lavishly and had sections of the floor tiled and a Clayton “Motor-Mirror” chassis dynamometer installed. On the far-right side of the service bay is a sales cabinet with a display of rearview mirrors and clocks that could be fitted to them.
Share with us what you find of interest in this image taken in 1947 courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society.