Volkswagen Dealership – 1211 Lancaster Ave – 1970

Pictures were taken by my Grandfather of the 1970 Grand Opening of the Volkswagen Dealership as “Dick Horrigan Volkswagen” located at 1211 Lancaster Ave in the late 1960s. Before this is was under the name Nick Ciliberti. It was diagonally across the street from the Red Barn Restaurant. Today, it is occupied by Glass & Son’s Collision Repair. Did you ever buy a car here?

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4 Replies to “Volkswagen Dealership – 1211 Lancaster Ave – 1970”

      1. It was Nick Ciliberti VW first, and later Horrigan. I bought a new VW in 1963 from Ciliberti at the dealership on Lancaster Ave. The bumper on the yellow VW dates the pictures to between 1968 – 1973. I don’t know if the grand opening banner refers to the change in ownership or a renovated Ciliberti building, as I had left the area by that time and don’t know when Horrigan bought the dealership.

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