Kōrero: Second-hand trade

Second-hand car dealership, Auckland, 1970s

Second-hand car dealership, Auckland, 1970s

Second-hand car dealerships are often small businesses that rely on catchy names and decorative yards to lure in potential customers. This 1970s Auckland dealership was called A-1 Used Cars – because it starts with an A it appeared early in the list of dealers in the phone book. The yard is decorated with bunting and bright, clear signage.

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Photograph by Robin Morrison

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock and Bronwyn Labrum, 'Second-hand trade - Commercial shop trading and dealing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/24950/second-hand-car-dealership-auckland-1970s (accessed 25 June 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock and Bronwyn Labrum, published 11 Mar 2010